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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 Rafflesia

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

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

 

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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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bultiya

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Dayak Kamang

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

Kaharingan

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

Gamolan

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Insang Ikan

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

Ikan tambal

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Merak Ngeram

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

La Galigo

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Parang Rusak

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

Srimanganti

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sekomandi

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

Awan Berarak

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Taiganja

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

Sekar Jati

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Lontara

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Singayaksa

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

Kalo Sara

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

Tenun Bima

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

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Biji Kopi

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Ukir Sentani

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Sero Tangga

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Enggang Dayak

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Angsa Duo

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Gumin Tambun

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

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Samudra

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

Kain Cual

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Rangkiang

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Prada Papua

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

Wakatobi

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Merak Lasem

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

Pisang Bali

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Pala Salawaku

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

Tanah Liek

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

Buketan Bali

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

Sandeq

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Peresean

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Tidayu

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Tongkonan

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Karawo Pinang

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