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Sleeping Budha

Sleeping Budha is an impressive sight in Bintan, it is measuring 16.8 meters long and 4 meters high. It depicts the Buddha in a reclining position, his head resting on his right arm. This pose symbolizes the Buddha entering Nirvana, a state of perfect peace and enlightenment.

The statue, depicting the reclining Buddha, is a symbol of tranquility and spiritual serenity. Towering majestically, it offers a serene ambiance amidst the lush greenery and scenic beauty of its surroundings. Visitors will greeted the peaceful presence of the sleeping Buddha, inviting contemplation and reflection. The intricate details of the sculpture, crafted with precision and reverence, showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Sleeping Budha

Here are some additional details you can know :

  • Sleeping Budha history: The statue completed in 2019 and took four months to build. It is designed by Indonesian artist Dedi Purnomo.
  • How to Get There: Vihara Dharma Shanti is located in Tanjung Uban, the main town on Bintan Island. You can reach Tanjung Uban by ferry from Singapore or Batam. The temple is a short taxi ride from the ferry terminal.
  • What to Wear: When visiting the temple, it is respectful to dress modestly. This means covering your shoulders and knees. You had to remove your shoes before entering the temple building.
  • Things to Do Nearby: After visiting the Sleeping Buddha, you can explore the other attractions during your journey of Tanjung Uban, such as the Bintan Traditional Market or the Raja Ali Haji Museum instead. You can also relax on one of Bintan many beautiful beaches.