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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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Besurek Rafflesia

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

 

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Indonesian

Batik

Motifs

Tabir Tanjung

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

Asmat Papua

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

Rasamala

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Samudra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Daun Sirih

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

Honai

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

Cengkeh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Buketan Bali

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Kain Cual

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Wakatobi

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Dayak Kamang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Sekomandi

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Biji Kopi

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Daun Simpor

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Tanah Liek

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

Insang Ikan

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Taiganja

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Durian Pecah

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

Sekar Jati

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

Srimanganti

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Wirasat

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Tenun Bima

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Angsa Duo

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

La Galigo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Merak Lasem

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Prada Papua

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Ikan tambal

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Rangkiang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pattimura

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

Sandeq

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

Alam Pantai

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Kaharingan

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Rumah Mamuju

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

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Parang Rusak

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

Pisang Bali

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Parang Seling

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tidayu

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Desa Na Tolu

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

Awan Berarak

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Sero Tangga

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Lontara

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

Ake Patra

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