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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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Kerawang Datar

This motif symbolizes the embodiment of of religious values for

Pintu Aceh

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

 

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Leuit Sijimat

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

Ceplok Gayo Aceh

The variety of colors shows the differences in society that

Rutun Penyu

This motif describes the local wisdom which favours modesty and

Gurdo Solo

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

Ondel-ondel

Ondel – ondel is Betawi traditional icons. This motif signifies

Anggrek Tewu

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

Banji Cirebon

The Banji motif is the symbol of protection and

Bomba Mawar

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

Ake Patra

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

Mega Mendung

Mega Mendung signifies the cloud. This motif means to stay

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

Besurek Rembulan

This batik illustrates praise for God who created the wonderful universe

Enggang Dayak

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

Penari Melayu

Penari Melayu illustrates the traditional dance of Malay ethnic in

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

Jumputan Bintang

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

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

Jagung

The philosophy of the corn motif illustrates the dream and

Teluk Tomini

This motif illustrates the beauty of underwater life in

Kuda Kupang

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

Daun Sirih

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

Sekomandi

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

Kamaro Timika

This motif is inspired by sacred symbols of Kamaro communities in

Sinaran

This pattern originates from Cirebon. It represents the reflection of

Lipaq Sabe

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

Awan Larat Riau

This motif is usually associated with gentleness, wisdom, and

Daun Lada Hitam

The black pepper motif represents the main commodity of Bangka Belitung

Tangerang Herang

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

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

Asmat Papua

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

Abimanyu Prince

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

Pantai Ambon

Ambon city batik depicts the natural wealth and marine life of

Lok Baintan Floating Market

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

Sandeq

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

Honai

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

Rasamala

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

Merak Lasem

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

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,

Bale Lumbu

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

Pohon Hayat (Tree of Life)

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

Wakatobi

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

Kerawang Tegak Aceh

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

Pattimura

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

Insang Ikan

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

Bunga Raye

Raye Flower motif also represents a wish for

Dayak Kamang

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

Durian Pecah

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

Taiganja

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

Tabir Tanjung

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

Pucuk Rebung Riau

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

Sero Tangga

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

Rumah Mamuju

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

Kuda Sepasang

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

Gentala Arasy

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

Dayak Taghol

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

Wirasat

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

Kaharingan

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

Pisang Bali

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

Bultiya

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

Gamolan

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

Pucuk Mekar

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

Tampuk Manggis Sasirangan

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

Singayaksa

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

Gumin Tambun

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

Gajah Mungkur

Semantically, it means a huge longing emotion trapped in the

Rangkiang

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

Kaganga Tanah Rejang

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

Tanah Liek

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

Raja Ampat

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

Tikar Natuna

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

Lontara

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

Salakanagara

Salakanagara batik motif illustrates the first kingdom in the Betawi land

Desa Na Ualu

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

Besurek Rafflesia

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

Sido Mulyo

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

Gedhog Kembang Waluh

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

Paqbarre Allo

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

Tidayu

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

Parang Rusak

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

Samudra

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

Hiu Taliyasan

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

Kalo Sara

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

Bayam Raja

The Raja Bayam Sasirangan motif illustrates the social status of

La Galigo

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

Gonggong Beruntun

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

Alam Pantai

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

Awan Berarak

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

Pati-Pati Pinehiku

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

Keluak Daun Pakis

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

Bintik Tujuh

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

Biji Kopi

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

Teguh Bersatu

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

Parang Seling

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

Desa Na Tolu

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

Sekar Jati

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