All Buddhist temples are not just sites of worship, religious sites like the Banyan Tree Temple in Indonesia is blessed with many natural wonders. Read on and know more about this temple.
Would you like to witness a charming temple hidden within the roots of a huge Banyan tree? Located in the Riau province in Indonesia, this temple is one of the well-known places in Bintan. It is a Chinese shrine which was built in the 19th century. Staying true to its name, the temple is wrapped by the roots and branches of a Banyan tree. It indicates a splendid combination of serene spiritualism and alluring natural beauty.
The entrance of the temple features a stone plaque carved with three Chinese characters. When translated, it was about private residencies of middle-ranking court officials which prevailed during Qing and Ming dynasties. The whole building indicates a simple architectural design which dates from the Ayutthaya period. The majestic Banyan trees surrounding the site are known as the “crowning glory of the temple”.
The city itself is filled with numerous things to do and places to visit. For those who wish to visit the Banyan Tree Temple will find many Bintan accommodation options within easy reach to the temple including the likes of The Residence Bintan by Cenizaro.
What to expect
Those visiting this holy site believe that once worshiped it will absolve all worries in life. This is an ideal place to meditate and experience your inner peace. Make sure that you follow the required etiquette before entering the temple.
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