Originally a place of worship for Tridharma followers, the Sanggar Agung Temple also referred to as the Hong San Tang is a popular tourist destination located inside the Pantai Ria amusement park. Look for a suitable apartment Surabaya has to offer in order to explore the temple in peace and Somerset Surabaya Hotel and Serviced Residence is an appropriate Surabaya hotel that would not only provide its visitors all the comforts one would need during their travels, but also convenience of location as well. The most remarkable feature of the temple is the statue of Guan Yin on the waterfront which majestically stands at 20 metres which was built after an employee of the temple had spotted a woman dressed in white walking across the water as the temple was being closed at night. The statue indicates that the temple is dedicated to Nan Hai Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa also known as the Guan Yin Bodhisattva of the South Sea. The other most prominent icon is the giant statue of Phra Phrom covered with gold. Built over the sea and shaped like a bay surrounded by mangroves, the Sanggar Agung Temple spreading over an area of approximately 4000 square meters is an amalgamation of Balinese and Javanese architecture. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of visitors, devotees as well as people who are interested in exploring the cultural aspect of the temple as well.
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