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In Ban Hin Kiong Temple, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.
In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.
Ban Hin Kiong is a Taoist temple at jalan D.I. Panjaitan, Manado. It is the oldest temple in the city of Manado.
This temple was established in 1819, then in 1893 there was built a house ash or known as Tek Kong Su in Hokkien. At the beginning, the building was made of bamboo wood.
Ban means a lot, hin means a blessing / kindness, and kiong means palace.
The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911).
It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region.
The name Ban Hin Kiong consists of three words, Ban meaning “plenty”, Hin meaning “abundant favors” and Kiong meaning “palace”.
Therefore, Ban Hin Kiong means a holy palace that exudes much happiness. At Ban Hin Kiong, a number of annual events are held every Chinese New Year and at Goan Siao or Cap Go Meh.
The oldest Tridharma temple in the Eastern part of Indonesia, the Ban Hin Kion temple is indeed very unique for its architectural design.
The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.
The environment is also well maintained.
Visiting Ban Hin Kiong Temple, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.
You can follow the praying process but not until the third floor. There are 16 types of ritual ceremonies for different purposes.
In addition, this temple with its Chinese classic architecture also holds some regular events to celebrate, such as Imlek (the Chinese new year) and the Toa Peh Kong in February.
The Toa Peh Kong is a Chinese tradition brought here by Chinese ancestors. During these celebrations, the temple is crowded and comes alive with many Chinese cultural attractions such as the Barongsai (the Lion Dance).
The ince pia (an invulnerability show), Pikulan (decorated carriages containing religious symbols) and the Kuda Lo Cia. Groups of Chinese dancers, traditional Manado Kabasaran dances and traditional bamboo music complete the colourful procession.
This red temple looks elegant and attractive with ornaments on all sides. The ornaments are symbols that depict the holy message about the creation of the sky, the earth and human beings.
Together they represent the image of God in all his virtues in one integrated, harmonized and complete totality.
On the rear wall you will find carved paintings. The central panel shows a child who is trying to pick a fruit with an old man standing beside him.
This symbol means that anyone who plants will enjoy its fruits. There are many other meaningful symbols that remind us about God’s powers.
Visitors are allowed to enter the praying area of the Tridharma followers in this three-story building, but must take off their shoes at the front entrance.
In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.
The journey to Ban Hin Kiong Temple is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.
Access to go to Ban Hin Kiong Temple:
The Ban Hin Kiong Temple is located at D.I. Panjaitan Street in Manado, which is the center of the city’s China Town where are found many shrines and temples, homes and interesting markets run by Chinese.
The temple is strategically located and is easily reached by public transport, by mikrolet or taxis. Visitors can also rent a car or motorcycle to tour China Town.
The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.
We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.
In Ban Hin Kiong Temple, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.
If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).
In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.
Finding place to stay in Ban Hin Kiong Temple is very easy. We can stay at homestays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.
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There are already many visitors have visited Ban Hin Kiong Temple, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.
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