This is a photoblog on the second most impressive Buddhist Temple’s I visited while we were in Indonesia. It is located at Cemara Asri in Medan. (In my opinion this was the most impressive.) Though Medan is a small city, if you find yourself there, this temple might be a place you would like to visit. It is the #5 on Tripadvisors things to do in Medan.
Maha Vihara Maitreya
We loved sitting by the pond. It is a relaxing and serene place to be. And not without a sense of humor. Can you spot the cute statues of kids – one with shades and the other with a dog pulling his pants?
We mistakenly went to a smaller temple before finding the Vihara. But it was a nice visit because even if it was small, it was beautifully kept and maintained. I was impressed with the detailed carving of the posts outside.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of this exotic location. Other impressive religious structures that we were able to visit in Medan was the Grand Mosque and a Catholic Church unlike any I’ve ever seen before.