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Vihara Avalokitsvara - Statue of Dewi Kwan Im

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Address: Jln. Pane, Pematangsiantar 21134, Indonesia
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The biggest Godess of Mercy (Kuan Yun) in Sumatra, Indonesia

It is in the Chin district where many Chinese dwell.It is in a temple where Budhists pay theri harmony) It i a pity many jobs are leto the goddess an Buddha as well.It is uarded... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

By my experience this temple still have another step towards the completion of construction. But the statue has been standing majestically. There are another Buddha character statue around the Kwan Im. However, you will find peace atmosphere in this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

It is in the Chin district where many Chinese dwell.It is in a temple where Budhists pay theri harmony) It i a pity many jobs are leto the goddess an Buddha as well.It is uarded by 4 big guardians, named Wind (Fung), Tiu (striking the chord of a musical instrument), Yue (the oneholding an umbrella) and Shun (harmony)It is a... More 

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Samosir
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

En-route from Parapat to Medan there is not much in terms of tourist attraction points unless you like endless rubber and palm oil plantations. Just to have an excuse to stretch your legs you may consider a stop at Vihara Avalokitsvara with the Statue of Dewi Kwan Im in Siantar. It is a bit of a quiet place, good for... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

A beautiful and peaceful Kwan Im statue in the small town of Siantar. Different with common temple which is crowded , this temple is child friendly, even though you are not there for praying, the temple always open door welcoming you. Nice to visit before sunset.

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Thank wientje76
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

After from Prapat, went to Siantar City, and heads up to one of the tallest Kwan Im statue in Medan. The place is nice. And peaceful.

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Thank CheSan C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Siantar is a small town in North Sumatra famous for its delicious local culinaries and very close to the Lake Toba. Now the town got more attention especially for the Buddhist peoples (and other religions as general), this Goddess Kwan Im statue is the biggest and tallest in South East Asia yet. Temple complex is well maintained and clean, with... More 

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Thank WilliamLow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

i think this is the tallest statue ive seen before. so cool and religious. nice view from the top . :)

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Medan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

The temple is well maintained, clean and has a beautiful classic design of a Buddhist temple with a signature gigantic Kwan Im statue as the point of interest. It is nice to have a stopover and experience the classic ambiance of the temple itself and spacious outdoor which has been decorated with 12 Chinese zodiac statue, small ponds with lotus... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

The temple was small and there was nothing much to do. However, the decoration and the pattern on the poles and the doors were classic. Give it a try. You will take not more than 20 minutes to explore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is one of the standard visits on the way from Medan to Lake Toba. When we were there, the temple was closed. We could still visit the rooftop where the huge Kwan Im statue is at. It's quite an impressive huge statue which is visible from afar. Very spacious with some nice cravings.

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