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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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Batik Motifs

Gonggong Beruntun

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

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

 

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Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Lontara

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

Raja Ampat

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

Taiganja

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Leuit Sijimat

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kaharingan

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pattimura

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bultiya

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Teguh Bersatu

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Singayaksa

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Desa Na Tolu

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Gurdo Solo

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

Insang Ikan

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

Durian Pecah

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

Wirasat

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Sandeq

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

Parang Rusak

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

Sekar Jati

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

Cengkeh

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

Tenun Bima

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

Parang Seling

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Srimanganti

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Peresean

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Ake Patra

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Ukir Sentani

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

Sekomandi

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

Samudra

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Bale Lumbu

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

Gamolan

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

Awan Berarak

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

Wakatobi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Angsa Duo

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pintu Aceh

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

Rangkiang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Kalo Sara

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Tidayu

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Buketan Bali

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Enggang Dayak

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Kain Cual

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

La Galigo

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Daun Sirih

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

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Tongkonan

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Merak Ngeram

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

Merak Lasem

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