The natural park of Lumbini Terrain is natural attractions while tourism, especially for Buddhists, in the village of Dolatrayat, district of Berastagi, Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, about 50 kilometers from the city of Medan. These sights is indeed a place of Buddhists, also known as complex International Buddhist Centre. At the foot of Gunung Sibayak, so the atmosphere around the natural park of Lumbini feels so cool and fresh. The scenery around the Park covering an area of 3 hectares is also very mesmerizing, with contours typical of mountain regions and the layout as well as the garden setting in such a way, so that it presents a panorama of the park that are so exotic. Not surprising if many tourists visiting the park for leisure, rediscover the freshness of the body and mind.
The natural park of Lumbini has now become a popular tourist destination in Berastagi, because it has a uniqueness in the form of a pagoda which is the tallest pagoda in Indonesia, with striking colors that attract attention. The whole building was gold sparkle. From a distance, golden color that sparkles makes pagoda increasingly steal the attention.
Indonesia’s tallest Pagoda building – Myanmar Shwedagon Pagoda Replica at Natural Park of Lumbini
In addition to enjoying the beauty of greenery around the Park, visitors can also enjoy a very magnificent masterpiece. Yes, in the natural park of Lumbini, an Indonesia’s tallest pagoda which is a replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon City Myanmar Country.
It is said that the Pagoda Shwedagon pagoda is the oldest in the world, believed to have been a place of worship was built in 2,600 years ago, when The Buddha was still alive. The word is derived from the Shwe Shwedagon, which means gold and Dagon, which is the name of the city of Yangon times first. The pagoda had suffered severe damage due to earthquakes occurred several times. Even earthquakes that occurred in the year 1741 had brought down the Summit domes. However, improvements for the sake of improvement continues to be done, and in the reign of King Hsinbyushin which is also dubbed as the King of the white elephant of Konbaung Dynasty, increasing the height of the stupa to become 99 m (325 ft).
Inspired by the splendor of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar, then woke the pagoda replica in the natural park of Lumbini which is a complex International Buddhist Centre. The process of the construction of the pagoda takes three years, and the new one is completed in 2010. High pagoda reached 46,8 meters, with a length of 67 meters, and a width of 68 metres. Pagoda in the natural park of Lumbini is becoming the highest pagoda in Indonesia and get a record of MURI.
Natural Park of Lumbini Building’s Structure
Building a Pagoda in the natural park of Lumbini is divided into several buildings, which are:
- Large pagoda which is a main pagoda, with dimensions, height 42 meters long, 16 meters, width of 16 metres.
- Total 8 Small pagoda pagoda, each has a high dimensional 7,18 m, length of 5,38 m, width of 5,38 m.
- The pillars of Ashoka, totaling 1 pillar, with dimensions, height 19.8 meters in diameter and 0.8-meter pole.
- Appearance of Buddha Sakyamuni, totaling 4 pieces, made of Green Jade/Jade intact from Myanmar.
As is the case in Myanmar, Shwedagon Pagoda in the great pagoda in the natural park of Lumbini as well as places to store objects of Buddhist relics from various countries. Thus the pagoda in the natural park of Lumbini is a holy place, so we have to respect the sacredness of the pagoda area. Not surprising if a visitor must let go of footwear and a hat, wearing polite, clean, and keep your composure when entering the pagoda. A replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda in the natural park of Lumbini does have a very high level of sacredness, and is believed to be one of the holy site by Buddhists.
The keeper of the garden Safe Lumbini, Atan, said typical pagoda of the Buddhist stupa along this is 69 meters high and 46,8 meters. There are more than 2500 other reliefs and statues of Buddha in this region.
“Inside the Pagoda, are Buddhists, so visitors or tourists shouldn’t be noisy,” he said. He said, if it gets into the Pagoda, visitors have to take off the slippers and put it in a special place that has been provided. “Visitors should also not take photos inside the pagoda,” he explained. Inside the pagoda there is a statue of Buddha and around the pagoda there is a garden containing trees and bikhu statue and a bridge called Titi Lumbini which length is about 20 meter.
Extensive gardens and cool
The national park of Lumbini has a beautiful natural panorama with the cool air of Eve. In addition to the magnificent pagoda building, 3 acres of the complex also are beautiful gardens, and around it is an activity that should not be skipped.
On the side of the outside of the building, there is a garden variety of flowers and plants, animal sculptures, there are Buddha statues and space research plant. One thing that is quite an interesting plant in the complex are also given a nameplate, which contains a description of the Latin name, Indonesia, and local (Karo)
Every day the pagoda never deserted with visitors, especially on weekends and holidays. Those who come not only to look around in and go to around the pagoda, but many also write an expectation written and laid out a “wishing tree” or “tree of hope.
According to the information received, although entry into the Pagoda area free of Lumbini, officials will receive with airy donations from donors or any visitor donations for the maintenance and care of the Pagoda of Lumbini, Brastagi. And as a form of tribute to the pengunjug who gave donations to the pagoda, then his name will be written in the raksaa candles.
Not only is the House of An antecedent came to the Pagoda. But many non-Community Buddhist Pagoda came to Lumbini , is just a few kilometres from Berastagi. As additional insights will be tourist destinations in Indonesia.
For you who are in the Field or a visit to Medan, in addition to the Toba take your time to pay a visit to the natural park of Lumbini Pagoda. This Pagoda architecture worth a visit and called one of the buildings that can be the pride of Indonesia. Natural Park of Lumbini pagoda can be reached by driving a car. Travel time is about 2-3 hours from Medan depending on traffic conditions. The pagoda is located in the natural park of Lumbini Village Tongkoh, Berastagi, North Sumatra.
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