Kingdom of Samaskuta / Prov. Sumatera Barat

Kingdom of Samaskuta is located in Sumatra, West Sumatra province, near the Lake of Singkarak.
This kingdom existed in the 5th century.

Lake of Singkarak

Province of West Sumatera

History of the kingdom

The kingdom of Samaskuta was a kingdom in West Sumatra, precisely near Lake Singkarak today. Not yet is known more about the beginning of this kingdom. However, this kingdom is known to have existed before the eruption of Krakatau in the 5th century. In the Pararaton is mentioned the name of the king, who ruled in the Kingdom of Samaskuta in 416, it was King Sangkala.