Bukit Kasih Kanonang . Indonesia is known to have a variety of cultures and customs vary from Sabang until Merauke. The difference of the religion and beliefs of course will always be the hallmark in every region of the country. However, Indonesia also have religious tolerance level is high, with communities that coexist despite the different beliefs.
One of the attractions was founded with the hope of adherents of religions in Indonesia could be the more solid and not easily pitted sheep. The name of Bukit Kasih Kanonang, located in the region of Tomohon, North Sulawesi, in Village Kanonang, district Kawangkoan, Minahasa. It is about 55 KM from Manado, Bukit Kasih Kanonang is right in foot of Mount Soputan, a volcano that is still active today. Bukit Kasih Kanonang is a place of religious tourism that offers enjoyment in tolerance of the hilltop where the love there is a wide variety of places of worship of the religion of the 5 recognized in Indonesia.
Society in General, the Sulawesi and Minahassa society in particular putting into practice a motto in life in daily. The motto reads “Torang Samua Ba’saudara”, which means “we are all brothers”. This slogan also reflected on Bukit Kasih Kanonang, tourism had also been acclaimed to foreign tourists.
Bukit Kasih Kanonang is a Hill Symbol of Religion Tolerance.
The hill is named Bukit Kasih because people from different religions could get together and make peace. The motto of Sulawesi, the community-owned Bukit Kasih is a symbol of peace. Besides, it is also a place that reminds us of the harmony between religious.
Bukit Kasih was built as a symbol of religious tolerance in Indonesia, especially 5 religion that has recognized the Government, namely Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Each of these religions teach goodness and wants his people love their fellow human beings. The written teachings in a beautiful monument with 5 fruit side, representing 5 religion, quoted from scripture and the word of every religion.
At the top of Bukit Kasih you will find 5 places of worship from a recognized religion in 5 Indonesia, Mosque (Islam), 2 Churches (Catholic and Protestant), Vihara (Buddhist) and Pura (Hindu). The fifth place of worship connected with road access in the form of stairs. Places of worship are connected in height, representing symbols of any religion that can live side by side in harmony. This place was the end of travel tourist complex in Bukit Kasih Kanonang
Tolerance Monument Symbol Of Religious Harmony
Near the entrance to the complex of this tour, you will find a monument with a height of about 10 meters. The monument is named for the monument of tolerance. Named for the monument of tolerance because of the Pentagon-shaped monument, and on each side there is a carving pictures and symbols and quotes Scriptures of their respective faiths. The same as the place of worship at the top of Bukit Kasih , Tolerance also displays pictures and quotes the fifth verse of the religion. The monument is a monument to Tolerance reminder will be mutually tolerant life between believers. All faithful worship together (“Torang Samua Ba’sudara”)
Area tours Bukit Kasih is in the source of sulfur, so when making your walks you will find some of them you will pass through. However, the scenery around this Hill is very beautiful and green. You can see some green hills skirting these sights.
From the monument of tolerance to the top of Bukit Kasih , you will find a path of stairs that you have prepared. From a distance you can see the lush hills. Five places of worship that are at the top of the hill are also visible. You will also find a large sculpture of the face on the wall of the cliffs, which can also be seen from a distance. The face carved on the wall of the cliff face is the ancestor of the community Lumimuut and Minahasa, Toar. This facial sculptures intends to let the community of Minahasa not forget with their fathers.
Line the steps to Bukit Kasih is similar like “Mini China Great Wall”
Line of stairs leading to the top of Bukit Kasih look like ‘ Chinese Great Wall ‘, when viewed from above. To reach the Bukit Kasih, tourists must climb the stairs which amounted to nothing less than 2,400 steps. At some point, the line the steps past the crater sulfur, so it can see the sulfur pools that are on the right side of the left. As information, the route to the top rung is quite long and tiring, it is recommended that wearing footwear that is comfortable and safe, such as shoes.
In addition prepare also the stamina of the body either, because the ride is pretty steep. However, the struggle towards the top of the hill will be paid off, because at the top of the hill will be found more amazing views. At the top of the Hill, in addition to the five places of worship will also find some small-sized pool, enough to soak the feet after a long trip. While bathing can also enjoy the beautiful atmosphere around filled with lush trees and enjoy the beautiful views of the landscape, it would be very awesome in at dawn and dusk. In addition to that from the top of the hill also could see the Lake Tondano which are blue.
The Spiritual Tourist Sites Of Bukit Kasih
Spiritual Bukit Kasih attractions located in the village Kanonangan, district Kawangkoan, Kabupaten Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Located around 55 Km to the South of the city of Manado. Of the city of Manado, the Hill of Love can be achieved using ground vehicles or public transport, with the journey about 1 hour.
Facilities and accommodations around the Bukit Kasih
The sights of Bukit Kasih have a few accommodations and facilities, such as stalls that provide snacks, and several natural pools of hot water. For you who want to stay in hotels near Bukit Kasih, you can stay in a comfortable hotel and nice.
If you want to feel the wonderful togetherness in difference, be sure to stop by for a visit to Bukit Kasih Kanongan, when you visit to Manado. Feel the treatment in a life harmony and mutually appreciated between religious.
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