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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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Kaganga Tanah Rejang

If Batik Besurek combines Arabic calligraphy motifs, then the Kaganga batik takes

Pala Salawaku

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Alam Pantai

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Peresean

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Merak Lasem

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pattimura

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

Tongkonan

Toraja’s traditional house is called Tongkonan. Tongkonan is a place for

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Rasamala

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Samudra

This art painting means to be strong-willed person to pursue

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

The Batik motifs in Lampung are dominated by the acculturation of Buddhist and

Kuda Kupang

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Dayak Taghol

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Taiganja

Taiganja is a precious gold pendant that shows the social status of the Kaili family. It is

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Rangkiang

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

Singayaksa

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

Kawung

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Sero Tangga

The Sero Tangga illustrates an endearing feeling and sacrifices of a person to fulfil

Dayak Kamang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Mahkota Siger

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

Tanah Liek

The word “Tanah Liek” refers to clay in Minang language. It is also known as

Sekomandi

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

Asmat Papua

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tikar Natuna

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Parang Rusak

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Angsa Duo

According to legend, the Angso duo batik motif is a pair of swans that are believed to have led Princess

Raja Ampat

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Honai

The Honai is inspired by the traditional house of the Papuan community living in

Wakatobi

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

Tubo Kelapa

Coconut tree is a symbol of a good character and strong mentality. It illustrates the more success a person, the more

Parang Seling

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Kalo Sara

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Insang Ikan

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Cengkeh

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

Daun Sirih

This motif illustrates betel leaves that are used by Lombok communities as traditional

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

The motif illustrates the philosophy of the mangosteen fruit, which is

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Rumah Mamuju

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Lontara

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

Ikan tambal

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Biji Kopi

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

Ake Patra

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

Sandeq

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bale Lumbu

This motif signifies the welfare of the ancient Sasak society. Bale also symbolizes the

Awan Berarak

Awan Berarak is a combination of Dayak motifs and Malay patterns. The word ‘Awan Berarak’ means the

Bomba Mawar

This motif means sacred love for family, kingdom, and God; It also illustrates

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Srimanganti

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

La Galigo

La Galigo is a literary work of the Buginese Epic that has 300 thousand epic lines. It is considered even

Burung Bidadari

Bidadari birds are endemic birds in Halmahera. This motif represents an

Gumin Tambun

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