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Iconic Bubohu Village (Photo: @Gps wisata)

Cultural scenic at Bubohu Village (Photo: @Wikipedia/Hendrik Saleh)

Bubohu Cultural Village

If you want to spend your vacation in the most authentic place in Gorontalo, Bubohu cultural village could be in your travel bucket list. Bubohu Village is also a traditional village, located in Batudaa Pantai District, about 35 kilometers from Jalaludin Airport, Gorontalo. This village has been designated as a Religious Tourism Village by Gorontalo Government due to its cultural resources that is well preserved for centuries. Here, the visitors could experience the calm and serene atmosphere while discovering ancient Gorontalo’s traditional architecture. As the legacy of the Kingdom of Gorontalo, Bubohu Village also serves as one of important Islamic ancient shrines in the region. Don’t forget to set your camera to make a great cinematic travel film here! 

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Bubohu Cultural Village

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Gorontalo

Batik Motifs

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Karawo Pinang

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

 

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Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Raja Ampat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Samudra

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

La Galigo

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Abimanyu Prince

This motif implies a hope that the wearer will have the wisdom of

Tidayu

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Mahkota Siger

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

Srimanganti

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gamolan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Paqbarre Allo

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Parang Seling

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Singayaksa

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Taiganja

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kaharingan

The Kaharingan or ‘tree of life’ based on the Dayak tribes’ belief system. This tree symbolizes

Kawung

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

Rasamala

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Sandeq

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

Bultiya

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Prada Papua

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

Lontara

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Sido Mulyo

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Pisang Bali

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Sekar Jati

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

Merak Ngeram

The hatching peacock motif has a very deep meaning which refers to the sacrifice and

Kuda Sepasang

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Daun Simpor

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Sekomandi

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

Alam Pantai

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Peresean

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kalo Sara

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

Asmat Papua

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Angsa Duo

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Ake Patra

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bomba Mawar

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

Ikan tambal

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

Wirasat

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Teguh Bersatu

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Parang Rusak

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

Tanah Liek

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

Sero Tangga

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

Daun Sirih

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Karawo Pinang

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

Honai

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Gumin Tambun

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Tenun Bima

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Insang Ikan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Gentala Arasy

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