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Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Turkey

Sunday, June 30, 2013 3 komentar

    If yesterday we talked about Travertines in pamukkale, and now with the same place we will tell you about Hierapolis. Hierapolis is an ancient town that stood during the roman empire and the Byzantine empire. Called Hierapolis because there was once here Hiera temple (one of the Greek gods). Here we can find the remains of collapsed buildings, cathedrals, temples, walls, pillars, amphitheaters, and old tombs (the necropolis). Hierapolis is so vast, we had to walk for more than 2 hours to explore this historic place.

    In the foreground of this picture are the remains of the Apollo Temple. Its foundations date to the Hellenistic period, but the structure itself was built in the 3rd century AD. Apollo was thought to be the city’s divine founder. The temple was built beside the plutonium, an underground cavern from which poisonous gases emerged. The city’s theater stands in the background.

    Hierapolis is one of the finest examples of Roman theaters extant theater. Leaning against the hillside to be part of the audience that he has a long service life. Crashed through the roof of the building is a part of the scene in general can be seen in the main sections are intact. Two levels of the theater. There are 22 well as the lower level. There are 26 well as the upper level. Strong administrative monitoring section made ​​of marble seats. Drop off mid-vaulted passageways have survived both directions. Finished height of the stage building is estimated to be about 49 feet. Theatre personality around 10.000.

    Another prominent archaeological aspect of Hierapolis is the necropolis, located just outside the northern city walls. Here lies one of the largest and best-preserved cemeteries in all of Turkey. It contains sarcophagi, many different types of tombs, and funeral monuments dating from the Hellenistic until the early Christian times. There are also numerous inscriptions here, more than 300 of which have been translated and published.

    In the city centre, structures a cathedral, a church with pillars are present. Two other churches belonging to the 6th and 7th centuries, with smaller chapels are situated at the northern end of the city.

Attraction Uluwatu, Bali

Sunday, August 26, 2012 0 komentar

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    Pura (same as temple) Uluwatu one tourist attraction in Bali, built on a steep height onto rocks about 70 meters jutting into the sea (ocean Indonesia) is famous for its beautiful sunset. Uluwatu serves as a place of worship of Lord Rudra. Uluwatu Temple is believed by Hindus as a buffer from 9 of the wind or called Pura Sad heaven. Uluwatu is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta district, Badung regency, Bali, approximately 25 km to the south dar Kuta tourist area, located at the Southwest tip of Bali.

    According Lontar Dewa Kusuma, the temple was founded at the instigation of MPU Kuturan around the eleventh century, as a place to drop teaching traditional village with all the rules and then the temple is used to worship the holy priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha, a priest who came from Java came to Bali in 1546 AD, during the reign of the Dalem Waturenggong.

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    Pura Uluwatu is one of the popular attractions in Bali.Pura is located on a rock jutting into the sea, here the visitors can see the sunset / sunset views. In the temple every day Kecak dance performances are held against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset, accompanied by a group of male dancers who numbered about 50 people. If you holiday in Bali a time to enjoy the sunset at Uluwatu Kecak dance with entertainment.

Borobudur Temple, Incredible !

Thursday, May 24, 2012 0 komentar

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    Recently I visited this temple when I was in grade 3 elementary school, when it was over I was 8 years old. Yups, the name of this temple is Borobudur , surely all already know about this temple, this temple is very famous in Indonesia even in the world. Because of the beauty of the building, many tourists who visit this temple. Since 1991, the Borobudur Temple designated as World Wonder Heritage by UNESCO.

   Located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. And if the distance from Big city, the location of this temple is about 100 km southwest of Semarang, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. 

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   Here's a glimpse of the history of this temple, Borobudur was built around 800 AD or the 9th century. Borobudur was built by the followers of Mahayana Buddhism during the reign of Wangsa (same as dynasty) Syailendra. The temple was built in the heyday of the Syailendra Dynasty. Founder of the Borobudur Temple, King Samaratungga originating from Syailendra Dynasty. The possibility of this temple was built around 824 AD and was completed around the year AD 900's during the reign of Queen Pramudawardhani who is the daughter of Samaratungga. While the architects who contributed to build this temple according to a story passed down through generations named Gunadharma.

   There is no written evidence that older who gave names to the temple of Borobudur. Only one of the oldest documents that show the existence of this temple is Nagarakretagama book, written by the MPU Prapanca in 1365. In the book is written that this temple wasused as a place of Buddhist meditation. Meaning of the name Borobudur is "monastery in the hills", which comes from the word"bara" (temple or monastery) and "beduhur" (hills or high places) in Sanskrit. Therefore,in accordance with the meaning of the name Borobudur, so this place long ago used as a place of Buddhist worship.

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   The monument comprises six square terraces on which there are three circular courtyard,the walls adorned with original 2672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues there. The main stupa in the middle of the largest teletak once crowned this building, surrounded by three rows of round 72 perforated stupas in which there are statues of Buddha sitting cross-legged in the lotus position perfectly with the mudra (hand position) Dharmachakramudra (turning the wheel of dharma).

   With all the grandeur and mystery that is, only natural that many people from all over the world enter the Borobudur as a place to visit in his life. Besides enjoying the temple, you can walk around all the villages around Borobudur, as Karanganyar and Wanurejo to seepeople make a craft activity. You can also go to the top watu Kendil to be able to view panorama from the top of Borobudur.

Prambanan Temple, Awesome !

Friday, May 18, 2012 0 komentar

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   When after after UAS (end of semester exams) for the first semester, I and my friends go on vacation. and objectives of our vacation was to Prambanan. The temple has a very long history and interesting course. Prambanan temple (temple Rorojonggrang) located in the Prambanan district , Klaten regency, Central Java. Built into the VIII century AD, during the kingdom of Mataram. Prambanan is a Hindu religious shrine to Shiva. This temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site including, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and one of the most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia. The architecture is tall and slender form in accordance with Hindu architecture in general with the main Shiva temple as the temple reaches a height of 47 meters in the center of the complex cluster of towering temples of the smaller ones. As one of the grandest temples in Southeast Asia, Prambanan temple the main attraction of tourists from around the world. In the Prambanan temple there are three statues : Mahaguru Shiva statue, Mahadeva Shiva statue, and of Ganesha Shiva statue. Prambanan temple has three main buildings, namely : Shiva Temple, Brahma Temple, Vishnu Temple. 

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   The third temple is the epitome of Trimurti in Hindu belief. The third temple is facing east. Each main temple has accompanying temple facing to the west, namely Nandini for Shiva, Angsa for Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. In addition, there are 2 temples wedge, 4 kelir temples, and 4 corner temples. Entering Shiva temple located in the middle and the highest building, you will find 4 rooms. One main room with a statue of Shiva, while the other three rooms each containing a statue of Durga (Shiva's wife), Agastya (Shiva's teacher), and Ganesha (the son of Shiva). Durga is touted as the statue of Roro Jonggrang described in the legend above. In the Vishnu temple is located in the north of the temple of Shiva, you will only see a single room with a statue of Vishnu. Brahma temple is located south of Shiva temple, you will only find one room with a statue of Brahma.

   Quite attractive accompanying temple is Garuda temple, located near the Vishnu temple. This temple keeps a story called half-bird Garuda. Garuda is a mythical bird in Hindu mythology who was gold, white face, red wings, beak and wings like eagles. Estimated, figure is Hindu adaptation of Bennu figure (meaning 'sunrise' or 'shining', usually associated with the god Re) in ancient Egyptian mythology or Phoenix in Greek mythology. Garuda could save his mother from the curse of Aruna (Garuda's handicapped brother) by stealing Tirta Amrita (holy water of the gods).

   The ability to save that which is admired by many people until now and are used for various purposes. Indonesia uses the symbol of the state. That said, the symbol of Garuda Pancasila creator for inspiration in this temple. Other countries also use it to sign the country is Thailand, with the same reason but different form adaptation and appearance. In Thailand, Garuda is known as Krut or Pha Krut. Prambanan also has panels of relief describing the story of Ramayana. According to experts, the relief is similar to the Ramayana story is revealed through oral tradition.Another interesting relief is Kalpataru tree that the Hindu religion is considered as a tree of life, sustainability and environmental compatibility. At Prambanan reliefs depicted Kalpataru trees flanking the lion. The existence of this tree makes experts consider that the ninth century had wisdom to manage their environment.

   Just like the figure of Garuda, Kalpataru is now also used for various purposes. In Indonesia, Kalpataru became a symbol of Environment (Walhi). In fact, some scientists in Bali to develop the concept of Tri Hita Karana for environmental conservation by seeing Kalpataru relief in this temple. The tree of life also can be found in the mountains that used to open the puppet arts. A proof that the relief panels in Prambanan has worldwide.

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   Road to get there very easily, can be reached by motor vehicle, automobile, or public transport. Ticket price Rp 30.000,00. There are also a mini zoo, museums and audio-visual space. For those of you who want to buy souvenirs, there are also markets that sell a wide variety of souvenirs.

Tanah Lot, Bali

Sunday, April 29, 2012 0 komentar

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   Tanah Lot in Bali, Indonesia a tourist attraction that offers the natural beauty of the sunset.Attractions lot of land situated in Beraban village, Kediri regency, Tabanan district ,and taken about 45 minutes from the Kuta area.Pura Tanah Lot is the uniqueness of the place is situated in the middle of the sea about 300 meters from the beach, there are also rock in the middle there is a large cave. 

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   In the north of Pura (pura = temple) Tanah Lot there is a Pura is situated on a cliff jutting into the sea. This cliff connecting the Pura with the land and shaped like an arched bridge. Here there are two temples are situated on a large rock. One is located in the upper crust and the other is located on the cliffs similar to Pura Uluwatu. Pura Tanah Lot is part of Pura Dang Khayangan and it is Pura laut shrine guardian deity of the sea.

   Below and to the west there is a source of fresh water which is water sacred to Hindus.When down to the beach between the cliff Pura Tanah Lot, then in a particular month will watch the sunset where the sun's red ball will be right in the pit cliffs, such as tired eyes see the world. Unfortunately, this scene can only be seen in certain months when the sun is sinking inclines to the north. 
In some tunnel barrier reef around Pura Tanah Lot are striped snakes are tame and trusted by local people as the guardian of the Pura . Around the Pura there are also springs of fresh water and can be seen when the sea was receding. The presence of springs that became one of the considerations when this place was chosen as the location of the Pura.

Tanah Lot, Bali, temple, beach, indonesia, amriholiday, Beautiful Holiday Destinations   Said Land Lot consists of the word "Land" is defined as a rock, "Lot" or "Lod" means the sea. So Tanah Lot is intended that land in the middle of the ocean. Pura Tanah Lot was founded in the 15th century by Pedanda (priest) Hindu named Bawu Rawuh or Danghyang Nirartha from the kingdom of Majapahit. Danghyang Niratha on his way to spread the Hindu religion from the land of Java in the 16th century. Before giving the instructions to set up a temple in this place, he felt the vibrations of purity and perfection of spiritual gain.

   According to legend Danghyang Nirartha embracing Hinduism managed to strengthen the confidence of local people to the teachings of Hinduism. A leader in the holy place called Bendesa Beraban was unrivaled as many of his followers became followers Danghyang Nirartha. Then Bendesa ask Danghyang Nirartha to leave Tanah Lot. Heagreed but before leaving the Tanah Lot with all his strength he moved the stone blocks to the middle of the beach and built temples there. He also changed her shawl into a snake temple guards. This snake is still there today and snakes include species of sea snakes that have characteristic flat tail like a fish, striped black and yellow color. Bendesa Beraban was amazed and later became a follower Danghyang Nirartha. 

   As a tourist attraction, Tanah Lot has been managed professionally equipped with parking facilities, toilets, art shop, restaurant, hotel, open stage, tourist information center, and facility security and safety. By paying the entrance fee so all visitors have been covered by accident insurance. Similarly, the parking service, every vehicle that enters the ground area parking lot to pay the levy directly is protected by insurance.

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