Muara Takus Temple is one of the leading tourist attractions in the Riau province of Kampar regency. After tracing the Mountain Palace tourist Sahilan some time ago, seeing and considering the list of Kampar tour so I decided to visit the Muara Takus Temple.
usual, this time I was also accompanied by a beautiful girl and no less
beautiful as the girl who accompanied me through Castle Mountain time
Sahilan, * narcissistic mode on *. Sunday morning, all the equipment has
been eating prepared the night. Location Muara Takus Temple is quite
far from the capital city of Pekanbaru in Riau Province, about 135
kilometers. So we decided to go in the morning. Is expected to take
approximately three hours.
all is ready, we went to use my crappy bike "Bekisar Red" always
faithful to accompany: Astrea Star '88. The weather was quite sunny
morning. Along the way to the Muara Takus Temple accompanied our green
landscapes and villages. Through the village and then crossing the
bridge Rumbio twins, to the Village Water Tiris the fields are yellow.
over an hour until we reached the City Bangkinang Kampar regency
capital. Here we find the imposing building of religious Islamic Center
Bangkinang (ICB), I think it was going to be the next target nih. We
were just passing through Bangkinang City, after that we passed the
village of Salo and soon we arrived at a long bridge underneath which
flows a large river and used by communities to fish kerambah business.
We even took a break.
the girl asked "Far more huh?" He said, "Oh no .. soon, after this
bridge you will find a cross towards the right, it was he, "I replied.
Do not want to waste my time I turn on the red Bekisar and we had great
berlu of the long bridge.
Shortly thereafter, "Hey it's her brother
crossroad," she said happily. A signpost bertiliskan name "Candi Muara
Takus 19km." That means that we have found the location of the temple,
which is in the village Muara Takus, District XIII Koto Kampar.
Soon we reached Muara Takus
Temple complex. The distance between this temple complex in the Muara
Takus village center approximately 2.5 miles and not far from the edge
of Kampar Kanan river. This temple complex surrounded by walls made of
sandstone, measuring 74 x 74 feet square, outside there is also arealnya
earthen wall measuring 1.5 x 1.5 kilometers surrounding this complex to
the Kampar Kanan river.
we entered the temple area, we were greeted by a guard station where
tax money goes mangkalnya for each visitor Muara Takus Temple. Soon
after our eyes are presented stunning scenery, four buildings located
within the complex. Old Temple of the greatest, next to Temple Youngest
and Mahligai Stupa and Palangka. Temple building material composed of
sandstone, river rock and brick-stacking composed only. According to
sources Tempatan, bricks for this building built in the village Pongkai,
a village located on the downstream side of the temple complex.
mining land for the bricks until now regarded as a highly respected
residents. To carry bricks to the temple, done in relay from hand to
hand. This story must be true although not yet give the impression that
temple building was the work together and conducted by the crowds.
from the old temple, the temple Youngest, and Palangka Mahligai Stupa,
in the temple complex was also found that mound kiln is estimated as
Outside the compound there are also buildings (the
former) is made of brick, which has not been established types of
buildings. The temple is a proof budhistis this pernahnya Buddhism
flourished in this region several centuries ago. Nevertheless,
archaeological experts can not determine exactly when this temple was
founded. Some say the eleventh century, some say the fourth century,
seventh century, the ninth century, and so on. But clearly this temple
complex is a relic of the past.
There are many other historical relics found here from the results of
several studies. One was research conducted by the Center for Ancient
Research and Field National Archeological Museum History and Antiquities
MOEC provincial office in 1977 Riau Province ago. Stating that Muara
Takus temples consists of four buildings of the temple, and six
That building I, II building, building III, IV
buildings, buildings V and VI buildings, fences and dikes around the
ancient (Arden wall). The building of the pile I land with two holes, it
is estimated some crematory. One hole to enter the body and the other
to remove the ashes. Building II of the former building foundation made
of sand stone square. Until now not known what exactly the building and
Building III located outside the fence, about
135m from the temple Mahligai. Buildings are lined with this
brick-shaped rectangle with a size of 3m x 2.4 m. approximately 298m
northwest Mahligai Temple IV is building a mound of dirt. Excavations
conducted in 1993 and was found inside the brick structure.
V and VI are at a distance 334m west Mahligai Temple. Buildings are
only the foundations and the body only, while the top has been damaged
and collapsed. Fence made of sand square, temples around 74m x 74m area
is different from other physical building, sandstone on this fence looks
a little dark and mossy. This fence is the only temple site Muara Takus
still awake danbelum restoration ever conducted.
(Ancient Embankment), is to kedukan land surrounding moat Muara Takus
temples along the four miles. At the bottom consists of pebbles filled
with soil, dn the top dutanami Chinese Bamboo mrnahan embankment works
to avoid collapse.
Not only that, the results from other studies
conclude that this building is a sacred Buddhist building and is
expected have a close connection with the Sovereignty of Sriwijaya.
While DR.F.M. Schnitger, experts here also conducts research estimates
that the existing temple temple is a tomb of kings.
yes the story is also exciting. I guess time to go home ya, eits ..
before moving from the Muara Takus temple complex, we met a friend who
lives in Kampar district, also visited. Then I snap deh ... ok buddy.
See you again dicerita and more exciting adventure.
why, the story of this Muara Takus Temple been written by my friend,
Anthony Bianco from Australia, please also read his writings: Muara Takus Buddhist Temple, Its Not In My Guidebook.
It was the experience he had when traveling in Pekanbaru Riau. This
proves that the current poor governance in managing the tourism objects,
objects of cultural and other reserves that more attention must be
true. So writing this my friend, can states that Muara Takus "unknown
temple" in the world outside (the State other than Indonesia)