West Kalimantan , Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara, Singkawang

West Kalimantan , Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara, Singkawang

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Title as the “City of Thousand Temples” well-deserved given for Singkawang. Because the areas with hilly landscape is famous for its many Buddhist temples. One of the Buddhist temple called Vihara Tri Dharma. Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara or monastery Cikung is a monastery located in Visit Sagatani (Sin Nam), Village Sijangkung, District of South Singkawang, Singkawang, West Kalimantan.

Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara (Ji Gong House of Help), or commonly referred to as the monastery Cikung is the largest monastery in the District of Singkawang. Vihara is located in the hilly area in Sagatani Road. The splendor of the Buddhist Vihara Dharma Tri instantly felt as soon as we entered the gate. Red, blue, and gold became the dominant color in this monastery. In addition to building big temples, the presence of nursing homes “Eternal Light” reinforces that this monastery function not merely as a place of worship, but also as a media service of humanity.

According to temple officials, this building was first built in 1999. Initially, this temple has only one floor, but in 2000, the monastery is undergoing renovations until the three-tiered. Building first floor Buddhist Vihara Dharma Tri divided into two parts, namely the front and rear. At the front there is a statue of Buddha in a pose Cikung stand about 2 meters high. Buddha Statue in front of the fountain there Cikung mini that has been blessed by Buddhist Cikung. Surrounding the fountain is restricted to a place that resembles the shape of a pot made of cement with a diameter of about 1 meter. The visitors are allowed to take water to drink. On the right there is the Statue of Buddha Cikung large drum with a diameter of about 1.5 meters. Drum membrane is made of cowhide. On the left there is a Statue of Buddha Cikung bell (bell) large.

Building the first floor in the back filled by the Statue of Gautama Buddha with a height of about 2 meters. All around the Statue of Buddha there are many gods and goddesses in accordance with Buddhist beliefs. Entering the second floor we will see a Statue of Buddha in a pose Cikung sit about 2 meters high. Cikung Buddha Statue in front of the terrace there is a kind of building. On the porch was constructed of two poles with a bandage was wrapped around the dragon statue at the top of the mast pole and the Sun Go Kong Statues are being raised luminous bulb (lamp). In the middle of the pole there is the Statue of Sun Go Kong with a height of about 2 meters.

Entering the third floor, we will find a Statue of Buddha Cikung with a smaller size compared with the same statue that is on the floor one and two. In the same room, there is also Buddha Statue which is located in front of the Statue of Buddha Cikung. Only, the Statue of Buddha on the third floor of this size is much smaller than the Statue of Buddha in the first floor. Apart from Buddha Statue Buddha Statue Cikung and, the floor was also filled with various statues of deities in the Buddhist faith. The statues are lined neatly around the room. Vihara Buddha statue in the whole Tri Dharma painted with golden color.

Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara is the largest monastery in Singkawang. This monastery was built on land with an area of about 500 m². This three-storey building which is dominated by bright red color. Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara pomp seen also placed several statues of gigantic size as high as 2 meters. For example, the statue of Buddha, Buddhist Cikung on the first floor, and the Sun Go Kong statue on the second floor. For visitors who want to know better about Buddhism or Buddhist Vihara Tri Dharma, the manager provides a number of books free of charge. Visitors can also dig up more information about Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara by asking the managers of the monastery that also serves as a guide for visiting the Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara.

Besides the guide, visitors can also “scramble blessing” by drinking water that has been blessed by Buddhist Cikung. According to the manager of Tri Dharma Buddhist Vihara, this water can cure disease or prolong life. Cikung monastery not only be a place of Buddhist worship. This monastery also once used as a nursing home “Eternal Light”. Both the monastery Cikung and nursing homes “Eternal Light” were under the Foundation Cikung Buddha Dharma. Journey to the Vihara Tri Dharma can be reached by car within about 20 minutes from downtown Singkawang.

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West Kalimantan, Amantubillah Palace , East Mempawah District, Pontianak

West Kalimantan, Amantubillah Palace , East Mempawah District, Pontianak

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Amantubillah Palace is located in the Inland Island Village, East Mempawah District, Regency of Pontianak , West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Amantubillah Palace is a palace of the Sultanate Mempawah in Pontianak district, West Kalimantan Province. Amantubillah word derived from Arabic that means “I believe in God.” The name reflects that the sultan’s palace and the Sultanate of Mempawah strongly believe in Allah and also symbolizes how strong the Islamic religious teachings imprinted on every soul of the Malays.

Cool and artistic. That’s about the impression that appear when visiting the Palace Amantubillah. The green grass, palm trees that lined neatly, and various types of flowers are well ordered increasingly reinforce that impression. Moreover, the physical condition of the palace buildings that dominated the young green color still looks good with the support of Malay unique ornaments. In the courtyard, visitors can see the grassy plaza green and Jami’atul Khair Mosque, mosque Mempawah Sultanate, who stood gracefully.

Buildings Palace Amantubillah consists of three parts. The main building is located in the middle, while the buildings are in the right-wing supporters and left. The main building was formerly a sultan’s throne and the empress, and the sultan and his family residence. In this room visitors can see pictures of the sultan and his family, kris, over sized clothing, and the royal umbrella. Building the right-wing palace formerly used as a place to prepare for and place of the family palace banquet. Now, the building functioned as a residence  courtiers. While building the left wing of the palace functioned as a hall of the palace. The building was formerly used as a hall and a place to take care of all things relating to government administration.

In the palace complex, visitors can see the swimming baths former sultan and his family. Unfortunately, the swimming baths is not working anymore, because of silting and closing of the water channel that connects the pond with child Mempawah River. In addition, visitors can still see the former resting place and place of leisure (the gazebo), the sultan and his family. In the vicinity of the Palace Amantubillah there are facilities such as mosques, places of accommodation, food stalls, kiosks and stalls. In addition, the road to this castle is paved smooth, making it easier for visitors who use the two-wheeled vehicle or four wheel to access them.      Mempawah City is about 67 kilometers north of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province. From Supadio Airport or Bus Terminal Pontianak, visitors can take a taxi, travel, and the bus until Mempawah City, the capital of Pontianak regency. From City Mempawah, Amantubillah Palace is about 10 kilometers with a travel time of about two hours. Visitors can access the palace around the area hill Rama is by bus or minibus. 

West Kalimantan , Muliakarta Palace, Ketapang

West Kalimantan , Muliakarta Palace, Ketapang

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Muliakarta Palace is situated in the village of Muliakarta, Sub Continent Kayong, Ketapang, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Muliakarta Palace is the Palace of the Sultanate of Tanjungpura / Sultanate of Matan, which contained the oldest sultanate in West Kalimantan Province. Named Palace Muliakarta because this court was in the administrative area of ??the Village Muliakarta. In addition, this palace is also known by the name of Gusti Muhammad Saunan Panembahan Palace, taken from the name of a famous sultan with authority and wit.

Elegance of the palace that the majority of the construction of buildings made of wood purchase / ulin (euderoxylon zwageri) this can already be seen and felt from a distance. Yellow color that dominates the building makes it more elegant palace eyes. In the tradition of Malay society, yellow is a symbol of dignity and moral grandeur. Gate an artistic and beautiful with a yellow dominance seemed to give signs to the visitor, that this palace was built with the concept of a mature and through a series of deep reflection, so that the palace is filled with philosophical meaning. The gate is also a symbol of hospitality all the inhabitants of the palace and at the same time indicating that the palace was open to all walks of life.

Cool and peaceful atmosphere has been felt once set foot in the palace complex. The flowers are arranged neatly in a vase and a variety of trees that grew around the palace shows the commitment of its inhabitants have to live in harmony with nature. To the left of the entrance, there is a tower that was once the palace serves as a checkpoint. Off Light cannon, one of the relics of the imperial arms, there in the courtyard. In front of the palace roof bumbungan, posted a carved royal crown detail and artistic.

In the room in the palace, there is a meeting hall (hall), office work place sultan, and three rooms were formerly used as a residence sultan with his family. Various collection of palaces, like the throne of the sultan and queen, the sultan and his family photos, fabric weaving typical kingdom, bed Panembahan Gusti Muhammad Saunan, various ancient batik, as well as objects and tools Tanjungpura Sultanate of other relics, saved well at the palace .

In the afternoon, visitors will be amazed by the exotic charm Muliakarta Palace, let alone be seen from the boat that runs slowly on a quiet Pawan River. In the vicinity of the Palace area Muliakarta there are various facilities, such as mosques, food stalls, tour guides, kiosk telephone kiosk, credit vouchers, souvenirs centers and souvenirs, as well as canoe rentals and boat speed for the area surrounding the palace. Ketapang located in the southern city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan Province. From Pontianak to Ketapang, visitors can ride an express ship with a travel time of about 7 hours.

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West Kalimantan Keraton Kesultanan Sambas

West Kalimantan Keraton Kesultanan Sambas 

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Masjid mosque Sultan of Sambas is located in the palace complex of the Sultanate of Sambas district, Sambas, West Kalimantan. Officially called the Masjid Masjid Sultan Muhammad II Syafi’oeddin is noted as the oldest mosque in West Kalimantan. history Jami Masjid Sultan of Sambas was originally the home of the sultan who then made the prayer room. Built by Sultan Omar Aqomuddin Sambas District ruled in 1702-1727 BC, and a small mosque was renovated by his son, Sultan Muhammad Saifuddin and developed into jami mosque and inaugurated on October 10, 1885 AD The mosque is noted as the oldest mosque in West Kalimantan . architecture The number of poles in the middle of this part of the Masjid Jami ‘of eight rods founders are meaningful to the Sultan or the Sultan to-8-14 line of the Sultanate of Sambas kingdom All of these buildings are also made of wood purchases.

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South Kalimantan Historical Buildings

South Kalimantan Historical Buildings

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East Kalimantan Historical Buildings

East Kalimantan Historical Buildings

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Central Kalimantan Historical Buildings

Central Kalimantan Historical Buildings

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