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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 Tegak Aceh

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

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

 

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Malinau Cultural Festival

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

Tanah Liek

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

Barong Bali

The Barong refers to the mythological animal with supra-natural

Tifa Papua

This motif was derived from traditional Papuan musical instruments,

Dayak Taghol

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Manguni Minahasa

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Burung Bidadari

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Honai

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

Karawo Mahkuta

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

Sekomandi

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Sekar Jati

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

Peresean

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

Angsa Duo

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

Samudra

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

Rangkiang

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

Merak Lasem

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

Ukir Sentani

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

Sero Tangga

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

Dayak Kamang

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Bomba Mawar

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

Bekantan Pakis

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

Pintu Aceh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Gamolan

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

Gorga Simeol-Meol

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

Kalo Sara

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

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Pala Salawaku

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

Parang Rusak

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

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Srimanganti

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Merak Ngeram

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Bale Lumbu

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Insang Ikan

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

Jupri Kembang Teh

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

Karawo Pinang

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

Leuit Sijimat

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Rasamala

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Prada Papua

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

Alam Pantai

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

Tongkonan

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

Lontara

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Tenun Bima

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

Kasih Tak Sampai

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

Pattimura

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

Tangerang Herang

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Gajah Way Kambas

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

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

Sandeq

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

Gurdo Solo

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

Anggrek Tewu

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

Durian Pecah

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

Pisang Bali

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

Gigi Haruan Lidi

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

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Waruga

Minahasa batik motifs are adopted from Waruga. Waruga is the

Kuda Kupang

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

Tidayu

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

Bultiya

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

Daun Sirih

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

Asmat Papua

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

Pinawetengan

The Pinawetengan Batik pattern was taken from a prehistoric inscription in

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

Kawung

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Raja Ampat

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

Ikan tambal

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Jumputan Bintang

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