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
Percut Sei Tuan, kawasan Kompleks Cemara Asri, Indonesia map
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The size and scale of the place is just grand. And the intricate details of the design had me in awe.
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.
If you find yourself going to Medan, I can highly recommend this hotel and enjoying all the pork you can. This was best Babi Merah I’ve ever had and we also like eating in this warung.
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