Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang – Photo Essay
500 Lohan Temple – Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang
The massive stone Buddha statue in front of the 500 Lohan Temple is impressive, but the truly special view is hidden behind the temple. After walking through a dark archway, you can see rows and rows of Buddha statues. 500 to be exact. Each one with a unique facial expression. From funny to playful, angry to thoughtful, each Buddha statue at the 500 Lohan Temple in Tanjung Pinang is unique. But see for yourself, as the photos truly speak for themselves.
Location: Batu IX, East Tanjungpinang, Tanjung Pinang City, Riau Islands 29125, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entrance to the 500 Lohan Temple
The Largest Buddha Statue at 500 Lohan Temple
Entering the World of the 500 Buddhas – the Vihara
First Glimpse of the Buddist Temples in Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia
Rows of Buddha Statues – Arahats
My Favorite Buddha Statue – Cute, don’t you think?
Pagoda in the Background
500 Buddha Temple Tanjung Pinang, Riau Province
Guan Yin Temple – Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang
The largest Guan Yin Buddha in meditating position in Southeast Asia can be found at the Guan Yin Buddhist Temple in Tanjung Pinang on Bintan Pulau. Overlooking 10 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, the temple sits on a breezy hill overlooking the city.
Location: Pinamg, Tj. Unggat, Bukit Bestari, Kota Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Guan Yin Temple
Buddha Statue at Guan Yin Temple
Visiting those two Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang is definitely worth your while when you are in Bintan Pulau. The photo opportunities at the 500 Lohan Temple are plentiful and you simply cannot take a bad photo there and yet it is even more impressive in person.
Disclosure: My trip to Indonesia was courtesy of the Indonesian Consulate in Houston, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and the local Tourism Boards of South Sumatra and Riau Islands. They organized and sponsored my trip, while Singapore Airlines graciously covered my flights, however, my opinion on this blog remains my own and I am sharing my experience and adventures in Indonesia as objectively as possible.
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