Kingdom of Tulang Bawang / Sumatera, Prov. Lampung

The kingdom of Tulang Bawang (century 4-6) was a kingdom, located in Sumatera, Kab. Tulang Bawang, Prov. Lampung.

Provinsi Lampung

District Tulang Bawang

* Foto kingdoms on Sumatera: link
* Foto ancient sites on Sumatera:

About the king

Present king: 2012: Abdurrachman Sarbini was installled as king of Tulang Bawang.
The king was installed  in 2012.

History of the kingdom

Google translation

The kingdom of Tulang Bawang is a kingdom that once existed in Lampung. The kingdom was located in the vicinity Tulang Bawang regency, Lampung now. Not a lot of historical records that provide information about the kingdom. Chinese traveler who visited the archipelago in the seventh century, which I Tsing, who is a Buddhist pilgrim, in a note stating never stop in p’o-To-Lang Hwang (“Tulangbawang”), an inland kingdom Chrqse (Sumatra). But more Tulangbawang is one Indigenous Unity. Tulang Bawang who have had glory in VII century AD.

To date no one has been able to ensure the center of the kingdom Tulang Bawang, but historian Dr. JW Naarding estimate royal center is located in the upstream Way Tulang Bawang (between Menggala and Pagardewa) within a radius of approximately 20 km from the city center Menggala.
Along with the growing empire Che-Li-p’o Chie (Sriwijaya), the name of the kingdom of Tulang Bawang faded. There is no historical record of this kingdom that there is a story known by hereditary custom penyimbang, but due to the customary embrace Pepadun Tulang Bawang, which allows any audience to reign in this community, the Indigenous leader in power always changing changing breeds. Until now there has been discovered archaeological objects which tells about the flow of this kingdom.

Old maps of Sumatera

For old maps of Sumatera (1565, 1588, 1598, 1601, 1616, 1620, 1707, 1725, 1760), klik here

Sumatera, 1707

Source (english)

History kingdom of Tulang Bawang:
– History kingdom of Tulang Bawang:

Source (indon. language)

– Sejarah kerajaan Tulang Bawang di Wiki: link
Sejarah kerajaan Tulang Bawang di Melayuonline: link
Sejarah kerajaan Tulang Bawang:
– Kerajaan Tulang Bawang, antara misteri dan sejarah yang hilang:
Abdurrachman Sarbini dinobatkan sebagai Raja Tulang Bawang, 2012:
Pendaftaran peserta silaturahmi nasional raja dan sultan nusantara III – 2013:  link