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5 Exciting Tourist Destinations to Visit During the Vesak Holidays

May 29, 2022
4 Minutes

Vesak Day is a Buddhist holy day to commemorate three important events called the Vesak Trisuci. This celebration is held on the first full moon of May or June when it is a leap year. Vesak Day 2022 is on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

Like other religious holidays in Indonesia, Vesak Day is also a national holiday. For most people, national holidays are used to visit exciting tourist destinations. If you intend to see the Buddhist Vesak Day celebration procession, here are five exciting tourist destinations to visit during the Vesak holiday. You can prepare a budget from now on by opening an online saving account using PermataME online savings, which provide many benefits for your vacation.

Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta
The most popular tourist destination for the Vesak holiday is the Borobudur Temple. As one of the world's wonders, Borobudur Temple becomes the center of rituals during the celebration of Vesak Day. Thousands of Buddhists from Indonesia and abroad gather during the Trisuci Vesak celebration.

Borobudur Temple is the place for carrying out a series of rituals, ranging from taking holy water to releasing thousands of lanterns as the closing of the series of Vesak Day celebrations.

Kwan Sing Bio Temple, Tuban
Located on Jalan RE Martadinata, Karangsari, Tuban, East Java, Kwan Sing Bio Temple is the largest temple in Southeast Asia. This temple is known as a place of worship for three religions at once: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. As a religious tourism destination, Kwan Sing Bio Temple also often becomes a tourist destination to commemorate the Vesak Trisuci.

Kemaro Island Pagoda, Palembang
One of the leading icons of Kemaro Island, Palembang, South Sumatra, is famous as a historical tourist destination and place of worship. Kemaro Island Pagoda has nine floors where visitors can enjoy the landscape of Kemaro Island in the middle of the Musi River flow. Reaching Kemaro Island is not difficult because it is only 10 km from the center of Palembang City. You can rent a boat that departs from the Ampera Bridge pier to get there.

Watugong Buddhist Temple, Semarang
In Semarang, Central Java, the Buddhagaya Watugong Vihara is located right on Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan, in front of the Diponegoro Military Command IV Headquarters. This temple is famous for its architecture that adapts Chinese and Thai ethnic cultures.

Watugong Buddhagaya Vihara is said to be the first temple in Indonesia built after the fall of the Majapahit Kingdom in 1957. In this 2.25-hectare location, you can find two main buildings, namely the Avalokitesvara Pagoda and the Dhammasala Vihara.

Muaro Jambi Temple, Jambi
The next Waisak holiday destination is Muaro Jambi Temple, located in Maro Sebo Village, Muaro Jambi, Jambi. This temple is a Hindu-Buddhist temple complex inherited from the Sriwijaya Kingdom and the largest Malay Kingdom in Southeast Asia, with an area of about 3981 hectares.

Like Borobudur Temple, Muaro Jambi Temple is also the location for the Trisuci Vesak celebration center for Sumatra and its surroundings. Usually, the temple management also often invites monks from abroad, such as Thailand, Singapore, and Myanmar, to commemorate Vesak Day.

Have you decided which tourist destination you want to go to during the Vesak holiday? Wherever the destination is, ensure that you have sufficient supplies and accommodation while on vacation. Prepare a vacation budget by saving quickly in PermataME online savings from PermataBank. You can open a PermataME online account easily and quickly with the PermataMobile X application. You don't need to come to the nearest PermataBank branch office.

In addition, PermataME online savings also provide 10% cash back for online transportation transactions, 20% cash back for online shopping, and 30% cashback for coffee and movie transactions to fill your vacation. You can also enjoy free cash withdrawals at all domestic and foreign ATMs bearing the VISA/PLUS logo (for the balance before the transaction, a minimum of IDR 1 million).

What are you waiting for? Open a PermataME online account and fulfill your Vesak holiday budget right now!

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