As one of the Religion Tourism Batam destinations, Vihara Samudra Dharma (cui kao kong keng pe) Tiban Mentarau, Tiban, continue to improve. Currently, the Vihara building have been more spacious and can accommodate thousands of people.
Vihara Samudra Dharma once build on 1990, was once just a small “shack” with board as wall. This shack was once small charcoal production place. The existence of the Vihara also originated from people who came to Batam and stay. As a form of gratitude, of being successful people in Batam, nomads jointly founded this Vihara.
As the time running, together, these people that has been successful in various business in Batam, comes again and the Vihara’s building gets renovated. Originally, the building where the main worship kong pitch gets an extension.
Slowly, Pek Kong in addition to the main building, there is also a Buddhist Vihara buildings that stood adjacent to the building Pek Kong. As well as the rear building, there is a statue of the goddess Kwan Yin. This Vihara also features 12 symbols of Shio which made in the form of a statue.
Location of Religion tourism Batam, Vihara Samudra Dharma
Vihara Samudra Dharma located in the area Tiban Mentarau, Tiban, stands on an area of 2.1 hectares. This Vihara is located in a location that is believed to have a nice view to pray or worship. Standing on the hills, which is faced to a river.
Over time, the existence of the Vihara so much needed for the people whose under the Vihara Samudra Dharma Foundation Mentarau, to become a tourist destinations in the tourism sector of Batam.
As a religion tourism Batam destinations, many tourists from Singapore who visited Batam, comes to Vihara Samudra Dharma also, including local residents.
In addition, the Vihara which has just commemorated the 25th anniversary of which takes place on 20-21 July 2015, will also be held with solemn, as many as 5,000 more people came and went to pray.
The event celebration celebration Pek Kong hut filled with entertainment activities and a charity auction, this temple is expected to be visited by many residents as well as a center for Buddhist education.
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