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Putro Phang Royal Garden

The Putro Phang Royal Garden in Banda Aceh (photo: Indonesia Kaya)

The Gunongan Park inside the Royal Garden (photo: Acehtourism)

Putro Phang Royal Garden

Putro Phang Royal Garden is a historical legacy of Aceh Darussalam Kingdom. This park was built by Sultan Iskandar Muda (1607-1636) as an expression of his love for his queen, Putroe Phang, who came from the Kingdom of Pahang. This park functioned as the bathing place for the King and the Empress and connected with another site, namely Gunongan Park. Gunongan Park was built to resemble the hills in Pahang, with the intention to heal the Empress’s longing for her hometown in Pahang (which belongs to a Malaysian territory since 1957).

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Putro Phang Royal Garden

Tourist Attractions in Aceh

Aceh Batik Motifs

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

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

 

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Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Asmat Papua

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

Mahkota Siger

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Durian Pecah

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Srimanganti

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kain Cual

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

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Bekantan Pakis

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Buketan Bali

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

Kaharingan

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Singayaksa

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

Tengkawang Ampiek

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Awan Berarak

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Merak Lasem

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

Rasamala

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

Tifa Totobuang

The batik motifs illustrate Maluku’s traditional music instrument called

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Pisang Bali

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

Wakatobi

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Kawung

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

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Peresean

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

Taiganja

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

Bultiya

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

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Tanah Liek

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

Gonggong Siput

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

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

Kuda Kupang

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Tenun Bima

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

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

Sero Tangga

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

Honai

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

Sekar Jati

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

Tongkonan

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Sandeq

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

Raja Ampat

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tubo Kelapa

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

Cengkeh

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

Wirasat

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

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

Alam Pantai

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Tidayu

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Parang Seling

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

Sekomandi

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Pala Salawaku

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Angsa Duo

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

Prada Papua

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Desa Na Tolu

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Anggrek Tewu

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

Daun Simpor

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Biji Kopi

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

Gamolan

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