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Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

Ksitigarbha Buddhist shrine (photo: travelingyuk)

Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

The Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha is known as the Buddhist shrine with a thousand faces. When you sneak peak to the inside part of the temple, there are 500 statues of Lohan with various faces and more than 40 human-like god statues carved based on Buddhist beliefs. The Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha Temple exists as one of the largest Buddhists temples in Southeast Asia after China. It is also regarded as a religious tourism destination in Tanjung Pinang City and Riau Islands Province.

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Ksitigarbha Buddhist Shrine

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Riau Islands

Batik Motifs

Tikar Natuna

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

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

 

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Biji Kopi

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bultiya

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kuda Sepasang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Sekar Jati

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Kawung

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Merak Ngeram

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Pisang Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Kain Cual

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Lontara

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Asmat Papua

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Durian Pecah

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Gamolan

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Ikan tambal

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Sero Tangga

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

Singayaksa

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gonggong Siput

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

Tidayu

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Sekomandi

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

Rangkiang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Kaharingan

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

Cengkeh

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Bintik Tujuh

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

Angsa Duo

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

Merak Lasem

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Awan Berarak

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

Daun Simpor

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Taiganja

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

Sandeq

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

Wakatobi

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

Buketan Bali

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

Wirasat

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Raja Ampat

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

Alam Pantai

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

Srimanganti

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

Rasamala

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Besurek Rafflesia

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

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