Tanah Lot temple

Tanah Lot, “Land In The Sea”

Tanah Lot is a sacred temple on the south coast of Bali around 20 kilometres from Denpasar. It is a place that has been drawing pilgrims for centuries and now has also caught the eye of the traveller with its stunning scenery. Tanah lot translates to “land in the sea” in Balinese and has been a[…]

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The Ban Hin Kiong temple, Manado

Ban Hin Kiong Temple in The Heart Of Manado’s China Town

The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region. The name Ban Hin Kiong consists[…]

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Dwarapala, the Singosari temple guardian

Singosari Temple : The Great Kingdom Of Singosari

Not much remains of the once powerful 13th century East Java kingdom of Singosari. An unfinished temple and two giant statues that once stood guard in front of the palace are the only traces left of this great kingdom. The kingdom of Singosari was founded in 1222 by a commoner by the name of Ken[…]

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The Majestic Beauty Of The Ratu Boko Palace Ruins

Standing majestically on a hillside plateau overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the mystical Mount Merapi as its backdrop, the Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remnants from the glorious 8th century golden age of ancient Javanese kingdoms. Located approximately 17 km east of the city of Yogyakarta in the sub-district of Bokoharjo, Sleman Regency, the Ratu Boko Palace Complex is a[…]

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The statues of Chinese soldiers stand bravely, Sam Poo Kong temple

The Sam Poo Kong Temple Of Semarang

The Sam Poo Kong Temple, also known as Gedung Batu (the Stone Building) is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java. Unlike most temples, the building does not belong to any specific religion, but rather functions as a place of worship for people of various ethnicities and religious groups[…]

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The exotic of Prambanan temple, Central Java

Prambanan, The Largest Hindu Temple in Southeast Asia

As the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia, the beautiful and graceful temple of Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple, the proximity of the two temples tells us that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. Prambanan[…]

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Muara Jambi Temple

Muara Jambi Temple : One Of The Richest Archaeological Sites On Sumatra

Muara Jambi Temple is considered one of the richest archaeological sites on the island of Sumatra. The eight temple-like structures appear to be Buddhist, and were probably built around the 14th century. Archaelogists conclude that the site was the center of Old Jambi, the capital of ancient Malay kingdom which reigned supreme about ten centuries[…]

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Bahal II Temple

The Temples Of Bahal (Portibi)

Unlike on the island of Java, where legacies of once thriving Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms are evident through imposing temples, these are rarely found on Sumatra. Among the few discovered on Sumatra, one particular temple complex stands out as a rare monument of the time when Buddhism flourished on the island.  The complex is called the Bahal[…]

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Borobudur, Indonesia

The Magnificent Borobudur Temple, The World’s Biggest Buddhist Monument

The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements[…]

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Prambanan Temple

Borobudur And Prambanan Tour in Indonesia

Borobudur Temple, a marvelous ancient Buddhist structure situated about 42 kms from Yogyakarta, in central of Java Island, Indonesia. The temple was built in the 9th century and is a masterpiece of architecture. The temple presents various levels, countless statues, perfect stupas and many stone carved reliefs and consists of three platforms that sit on[…]

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