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At Taqwa Grand Mosque

The At Taqwa Grand Mosque (photo: Ridho Nur Imansyah)

At Taqwa Grand Mosque

Bengkulu also offers spiritual tourism with historical nuances. One of the famous mosques in this region is the Grand Mosque of Akbar At-Taqwa Bengkulu. This colonial-styled mosque is located near the home of the first President of Indonesia, Sukarno, when he was exiled during the Dutch colonial era. Its park is quite spacious and designed with a vintage and classic style with a garden in the courtyard of the presidential palace.

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At Taqwa Grand Mosque

Tourist Attractions in Bengkulu

Bengkulu

Batik Motifs

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

 

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Motifs

Buketan Bali

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

Gamolan

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Peresean

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Rangkiang

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Merak Lasem

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

Bultiya

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Lipaq Sabe

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

Awan Berarak

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Kain Cual

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

Wakatobi

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

Kalo Sara

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Pattimura

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bale Lumbu

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

Kaharingan

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

La Galigo

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Tenun Bima

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

Raja Ampat

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Honai

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

Samudra

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Asmat Papua

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

Parang Rusak

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gentala Arasy

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Daun Sirih

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pisang Bali

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ikan tambal

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

Sekomandi

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

Tidayu

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Merak Ngeram

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Durian Pecah

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Cengkeh

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Taiganja

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

Biji Kopi

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bekantan Pakis

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

Sero Tangga

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

Parang Seling

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Sido Mulyo

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Singayaksa

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

Alam Pantai

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

Wirasat

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

Srimanganti

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

Prada Papua

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Gumin Tambun

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

Sandeq

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Insang Ikan

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural