Pilgrimage sites are sacred places that motivate people to visit those places, with the aim of gaining experience, deepening, and appreciation of religious / spiritual values. With the formed motivation of the visitors to come to those places, the pilgrimage site becomes a destination for visitors to travel, and most of them are wrapped in tourist activities when visiting those sites.
Indonesia, with its diversity of religions, beliefs, culture and history, makes this country rich in pilgrimage sites that attract visitors to travel. Pilgrimage tourism is now increasingly in demand among the world community and tourist visits to pilgrimage sites in Indonesia are increasing every year, even some of these pilgrimage sites are supported by facilities to carry out tourist activities.
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Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, as well as one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. The temple is located in Magelang, Central Java Province. Borobudur Temple is a model of the universe and was built as a holy place to glorify Buddha as well as functioning as a place of pilgrimage to guide mankind from the realm of worldly desires to enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddha's teachings.
Borobudur Temple has many tourist attractions that can be explored. The splendid architecture, the area, and the history of Borobudur Temple make this temple to be one of the world's cultural heritages that have been designated by UNESCO. Visiting Borobudur Temple is also very beneficial for its visitors to spend their vacation as well as studying history and admiring the culture and abilities of the Indonesian ancestors. Not only for sightseeing, Borobudur Temple also functions as a religious place and a special pilgrimage site for Buddhism. With all the attractions it has, it is not surprising for Borobudur temple to become a favorite tourist destination in Central Java and even a favorite pilgrimage site for Buddhists from various countries.
Borobudur Temple, which is one of the Indonesian tourism icons, has nice tourism facilities that can be offered to its visitors. Borobudur Temple has a museum and visitor center for the visitor to know more about the history of this temple. There is also a hot air balloon game area and elephant safari near the Borobudur Temple. Visitors can also find lined up food stalls with a diverse cuisines and many souvenir stalls that sell typical Borobudur temple souvenirs, such as t-shirts, hats, craft bags, key chains, and temple miniatures. Accommodation for the visitors who want to spend the night is also easy to find around the Borobudur Temple area with various types of lodging, ranging from homestays, guest houses, hotels, to villas.
With its attractions, Borobudur Temple can be a tourist destination for visitors who are exploring the archipelago of Indonesia, especially in the Central Java Province. Let's plan your trip to Borobudur Temple with Nusantoura Travel and explore the archipelago of Indonesia. Click the button below to contact us.
Tirta Empul Temple is a Hindu temple in the middle of the island of Bali, Indonesia, precisely in Manukaya Village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, which is famous for its holy water where Balinese Hindus perform rituals and baths. Over the years, Tirta Empul has become a sacred temple to carry out various Hindu religious rituals. This temple has been used for various religious ceremonies by Hindus, such as piodalan ceremonies.
Not only as a place for traditional Hindu ceremonies, tourists who visit can also bathe in the holy pool. The water that fills this pool is obtained from natural springs, namely directly from the ground. Tirta Empul Temple has 3 parts, namely Jaba Pura, Central Jaba, and Jeroan (backyard). Jaba Pura is the outermost part of the temple. In this area, there is a wantilan hall which is used to accommodate crowds during traditional ceremonies. Central Jaba is an area where there is a sacred garden which is a pond whose water comes from an underground spring. Water from the spring is channeled into the bathing pool through 26 showers. Meanwhile, Jeroan is the deepest page which is called the most sacred. In this place, Hindus usually pray to their gods.
Like any temple visit in Bali, it’s always important to dress respectfully. The simple Balinese temple visitor dress code is a traditional kamen wrap or sarong around the lower body plus a sash around the waist. Planning to do the bathing ritual. Make sure to bring another sarong to change the wet one after the bath, and also you can rent a sarong for a small donation at the entrance to the temple. Women during their periods are prohibited entry to any temple or sacred site and may enjoy the sights and attractions in the outer perimeters only.
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Karmel OCD Hermitage is a place of worship for Catholics located in Gudangkahuripan Village, West Bandung Regency, Indonesia. Although not really a tourist destination, perhaps the Carmel Valley can be included in the list of places worth visiting. Especially for Catholics who want to pray fervently in the very cool heights of West Java.
It is said that the initial building at the Carmel Cave was a small church and a hostel or Dutch nuns. However, since Indonesia declared its independence, everything has changed and now there are no longer Dutch nuns or dormitories. However, this religious tourist spot still stands beautifully after the renovation which was completed in 1989. In the Carmel Valley there are two little trails for visitors that will give this place a different side. On the first street, visitors will be able to see 14 different statues of the famous “Via Dolorosa”. While the second road is a small road to the Cave of Mary Carmel. Where visitors can pray fervently with a view of the hill in front of the area.
Karmel OCD Monastery features an interesting symbol, which often attracts tourists' attention. In fact, it has an inspiring meaning. The symbol represents the journey of the Karmel Order (the Karmelits/hermits), who lived in Karmel Mountain during the 12th century. The symbol also represents both contemplation and the life of prayers. The best time to visit Karmel OCD Hermitage is in May. At the time, Catholic people come to the site to both pray and conduct hermitage. Also, they gather in front of Maria’s Cave to perform Rosario prayer. What about non-Catholic people? Well, they can watch the procession comfortably and enjoy the nuance of the site. Once entering the gate, a serene atmosphere awaits them.
With its attractions, Karmel OCD Hermitage can be a tourist destination for visitors who are exploring the archipelago of Indonesia, especially in the West Java Province. Let's plan your trip to Karmet OCD Hermitage with Nusantoura Travel and explore the archipelago of Indonesia. Click the button below to contact us.