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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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Ikan tambal

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

 

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Taiganja

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

Alam Pantai

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Sekomandi

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

Wakatobi

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Rasamala

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

Awan Berarak

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Merak Lasem

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

Insang Ikan

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

Kaharingan

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

La Galigo

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Durian Pecah

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

Biji Kopi

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

Raja Ampat

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

Daun Sirih

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

Parang Rusak

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Buketan Bali

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

Tanah Liek

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Desa Na Tolu

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Teguh Bersatu

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

Kain Cual

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

Wirasat

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

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Kuda Kupang

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

Samudra

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Ake Patra

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Bultiya

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

Pisang Bali

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

Desa Na Ualu

The Gorga motif of Ualu Village is the symbol of the eight cardinal

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Parang Seling

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

Lipaq Sabe

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

Peresean

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

Prada Papua

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

Pattimura

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Cengkeh

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Gurdo Solo

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Tongkonan

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Gamolan

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Honai

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

Rangkiang

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Angsa Duo

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Paqbarre Allo

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

Ikan tambal

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sekar Jati

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Burung Bidadari

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