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Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang – Photo Essay

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

 

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

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

The Largest Buddha Statue at 500 Lohan Temple

 

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands - 500 Lohan Temple

Entering the World of the 500 Buddhas – the Vihara

 

The Best Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

First Glimpse of the Buddist Temples in Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, Indonesia

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

Rows of Buddha Statues – Arahats

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple
Stunning Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan TempleBuddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

My Favorite Buddha Statue – Cute, don’t you think?

 

Pagoda in the Background

 

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

500 Buddha Temple Tanjung Pinang, Riau Province

 

Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple
Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 500 Lohan Temple

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

 




Buddhist Temples in Tanjungpinang Riau Islands Indonesia - Guan Yin Temple

Buddha Statue at Guan Yin Temple

 

Golden Buddha in Southeast Asia Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - Guan Yin Temple
Golden Buddha in Southeast Asia Buddhist Temples in Tanjung Pinang Riau Islands Indonesia - 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.

Read more about my trip to Indonesia here. 

 

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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