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Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

Banten province – Java Island, Indonesia

Avalokitesvara Shrine (photo: Tridharma)

Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

If you have a passion for history and you like to get to know new things about the place you visit, you should definitely visit this place. It is the oldest Chinese temple in Banten. While exploring this temple, visitors can see the Goddess Kwan Im (Guan Yin) and relics from the Emperor of China during the Ming Dynasty period. 

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Avalokitesvara Buddhist Shrine

Tourist Attractions in Banten

Banten

Batik Motifs

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Srimanganti

The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of

Leuit Sijimat

This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:

 

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Pattimura

Pattimura is the name of an Indonesian hero who fought against colonialism in

Merak Lasem

The peacock is considered to be the king of the birds. It represents

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Paqbarre Allo

The word “Barre” means round and “Allo” means the sunlight. This motif is interpreted as

Kuda Sepasang

For the people of Kupang, having a strong horse is a matter of

Tabir Tanjung

Tanjung flower is a type of Cherry tree flower, which is commonly found in

Rangkiang

The word “Rangkiang” refers to the rice granary in the Minangkabau language. It symbolizes

Anggrek Tewu

This motif is created based on the local wisdom and philosophy of

Wakatobi

It symbolizes the coastal beauty of the Wakatobi island and the symbol of Patra symbolizes

Bintik Tujuh

The Bintik Tujuh (Seven Dots) motif has 7 white spots and green color gradation as

Malinau Cultural Festival

You will witness a unique competition that might not be found other than in

Manguni Minahasa

Manguni is identified as the symbol of the Minahasa people. Manguni is known as a

Rumah Mamuju

the Batik motif illustrates the house of Mamuju King with the stairs, located on the left of the wooden stage house

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Besurek Rafflesia

The term “Basurek” refers to a textile that contains letters or inscriptions

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Hiu Taliyasan

Indonesia is also home to the world’s largest fish, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). Hiu Taliyasan refers to

Dayak Kamang

Kamang motif is generally found in the Dayak tribe shield because it is believed to

Pala Salawaku

This motif illustrates the unique weapons of the Maluku region, namely

Teguh Bersatu

This batik motif shows the strength of the people of Kupang. It also represents a sense of

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gamolan

This motif illustrates Gamolan, a bamboo musical instrument of Lampung that is

Srimanganti

The name of the Srimanganti motif is derived from Palace’s hallway that connects to

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat motif represents the marine life at Raja Ampat archipelago in

Ukir Sentani

The Ukir motif is a batik motif that is inspired by various traditional Sentani wood carvings

Karawo Pinang

Pinang refers to the Palm areca tree. This motif is considered as the original

Desa Na Tolu

The Desa Na Tolu characteristic pattern symbolizes the Batak philosophy of existence and

Gentala Arasy

Built as high as 80 meters, the tower also highlights the historical side of

Kasih Tak Sampai

‘Kasih Tak Sampai’ is an idiom in the Indonesian language which refers to

Gorga Simeol-Meol

The Gorga Simeol-meol is a pattern of plant tendrils. it is regarded as a symbol of longevity and

Wirasat

Wirasat or divine inspiration is a gift from God. This inspiration is symbolized by

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Gurdo Solo

Gurdo or garuda bird is the mount of the Indian god Vishnu. As the Sun Bird,

Leuit Sijimat

This motif reflects the daily activities of the Baduy tribe in Banten. The main ornaments of batik motif consist of:

Mahkota Siger

Siger is the crown of a noblewoman in ancient time. It is a symbol of femininity, strength, and

Enggang Dayak

Local people beliefs that hornbills are an incarnation of the Commander of the Birds. It has supernatural

Parang Rusak

Another meaning behind this motif is an unconquerable spirit, symbolized by

Tidayu

The name of this motif is the acronym of three ethnics namely,

Kuda Kupang

Horses symbolize wealth. It contains noble values of virtuous characters that bring

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bultiya

The word ‘Bultiya’ is an acronym of the three major tribes in North Kalimantan, namely

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

It symbolizes the hierarchy in society and the social status of the Mekongga

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gumin Tambun

Based on Hindu mythology, this motif symbolizes lucks, abundant wealth, and

Kawung

The Kawung motif was created by Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (1593 – 1645) as a symbolic gift for

Durian Pecah

Broken Durian motifs depict the foundation of faith. The second half signifies the mastery of

Asmat Papua

The batik motif illustrates the Asmat’s sacred tribal motifs that are

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Karawo Mahkuta

Mahkuta refers to Gorontalo’s traditional crown. It represents noble characters of

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Keluak Daun Pakis

The word “Keluak” is a Minang language which means twisted or tangled. The Motif of

Kalo Sara

Kalo Sara is a sacred motif for Tolaki ethnic. It is considered as

Gonggong Siput

Gonggong (Strombus Turturella) is one type of sea snail found around

Ake Patra

Ake is related to the divinity and the composition of the universe. It is a symbol of

Singayaksa

The Singayaksa motif comes from the name of a place where Sultan Hasanuddin used to

Sido Mulyo

Sidomulyo is one of the classical motifs, which is specifically used for the bride’s costume in

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Daun Simpor

This motif is inspired by the Simpor plant (Dillenia Suffruticosa) which is a typical

Pucuk Rebung Riau

Pucuk Rebung symbolizes heart determination in achieving goals, good luck, and

Biji Kopi

The coffee seeds motif illustrates the pride of local coffee specialities in

Ikan tambal

The word “Ikan” refers to fish. The philosophical meaning of Ikan Tambal means is

Tenun Bima

The motifs are adopted from Bima woven textile. This pattern has received a great

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Rasamala

The Rasamala Batik motif is associated with a story when the Dutch came

Lok Baintan Floating Market

As you can imagine, the most authentic thing is that you can buy things and even

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Sekar Jati

Sekar means flower and Jati refers to teak trees that symbolizes a strong mental character that

Peresean

The Peresean is a game that sometimes some kinds of magic are

Jupri Kembang Teh

Kembang Teh illustrates the tendrils of tea plants that grow in the highlands of

Prada Papua

The word “Prada” in the Javanese-Indonesian dialect means a batik textile that

Dayak Taghol

Dayak Taghol has a distinctive style of four curved lines and small dots. This motif represents

Gonggong Beruntun

This motif illustrates that a person should maintain a positive attitude and

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

The Vertical Upright (Kerawang Tegak) Motif symbolizes a person who has a strong

Sandeq

Sandeq Boat is a symbol of the maritime importance of the West Sulawesi region. The greatness of

Sekomandi

Its philosophical meaning is the eternal union which refers to a saying “until death do us part”

Cengkeh

The clove flower motif is the main commodity of the Tolitoli Regency. This motif represents

Gajah Way Kambas

The motif illustrates the Lampung’s natural reserve, the Way Kambas. it also symbolizes

Pucuk Mekar

This motive reflects the joy and gratitude to God over the grace of

Pisang Bali

This batik motif is usually given by a person to his/her lover who is

Insang Ikan

Insang refers to the gills of the fish. This is a typical pattern of Malay ethnic who inhabits

Parang Seling

Parang Seling or “alternating daggers” is a royal batik motif. It is a feminine variant of

Lipaq Sabe

Lipaq Saqbe contains a simple geometric classical motif with various flower decorations. This textile is

Gigi Haruan Lidi

The Gigi Haruan Lidi motif is taken from the name of the cork fish and is a symbol of

Kain Cual

Cual textile tradition has existed since the 17th century. The word “Cual” refers to

Tengkawang Ampiek

With its many advantages, the Dayaks use this leaf in ritual ceremonies. This plant is a symbol of

Jumputan Bintang

The word Jumputan means the tie-dye technique, while the word “Bintang” refers to

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

a combination of Javanese cultural motif of the Majapahit kingdom (XII-XIV century) with

Tikar Natuna

The Tikar Natuna motif is adapted from the traditional making of pandanus mats in

Pintu Aceh

The motif is inspired by Aceh’s traditional architecture that has

Lontara

The Lontara script itself is a typical ancient script of Bugis and Makassar communities. History records that

Buketan Bali

The Balinese bouquet (Buketan Bali) is a floral arrangement and the name is

Alam Pantai

The word “Alam Pantai” refers to the natural beauty of

Bekantan Pakis

This motif represents Pakis Haji (Polystichum setiferum), an endemic plant in

Tangerang Herang

Tangerang Herang motif is a symbol of Tangerang city. The Tangerang Herang batik motif consists of