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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

Gonggong Siput

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

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 Beruntun

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

 

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Anggrek Tewu

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Rasamala

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Tanah Liek

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

Asmat Papua

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

Sandeq

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

Taiganja

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Pisang Bali

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Tidayu

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

Buketan Bali

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Kain Cual

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Dayak Kamang

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

Sekomandi

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Bale Lumbu

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

Raja Ampat

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

Durian Pecah

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

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

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

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Cengkeh

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

Ake Patra

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Desa Na Ualu

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Srimanganti

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Gurdo Solo

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

La Galigo

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Samudra

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Kaharingan

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Gamolan

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Alam Pantai

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

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Wirasat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Awan Berarak

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pattimura

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Daun Simpor

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

Rangkiang

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Prada Papua

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Merak Lasem

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

Biji Kopi

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

Tongkonan

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

Parang Seling

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Ikan tambal

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Manguni Minahasa

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

Tenun Bima

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Parang Rusak

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

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Sido Mulyo

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Bultiya

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Peresean

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

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in