Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri

Attraction Cemara Asri, Jl. Cemara Boulevard, Medan, Sumatera Utara 20371, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours 30 mins
06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
08:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Must see
Temple & Monument
0.00 USD

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Maha Vihara Maitreya began to be established in 1991 on a land of 4.5 hectares at the complex Cemara Asri, Jalan Boulevard North, Medan, but only inaugurated in August 2008.

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Why Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri is special ?

Maha Vihara Maitreya began to be established in 1991 on a land of 4.5 hectares at the complex Cemara Asri, Jalan Boulevard North, Medan, but only inaugurated in August 2008. Maha Vihara Maitreya still relatively young age Maha Vihara is using the name Maitreya, Buddha Maitreya were elevated because of the teachings of universal love that is taught to the Buddhists. This place also visited countless crowded as the main special place of worship. However, the atmosphere there was very quiet and peaceful so as to make the atmosphere becomes more solemn worship.

Field does have a million appeal and a remarkable diversity. The temple is also a proof of how the prosperity of the people of Medan, the tolerance of living in diversity, and how the field is able to unite people staring age is highly developed. Maha Vihara Maitreya able to be evidence that the Buddhists belonging to minorities have the right to build houses of worship where they carry out their religious activities. No half-hearted that the construction of houses of worship has now become one of the largest in the city of Medan itself, Indonesia, even in Southeast Asia.


What to explore at Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri?

When it comes to the field, do not miss to stop at the Maha Vihara Maitreya. If it gets into the inside, you can see that adorn the interior simple. The atmosphere is calm and deserted also felt there, adding a solemn peribadayan. For you who like animals, in a monastery there are koi pond and garden birds. Koi fish big ones with lively swimming in the pond, the left side of the temple. The Bird Park, you can see dozens or even hundreds of birds are cool to rest. That said, these birds are migratory birds from Europe and Australia, and makes the bird park as a temporary shelter. Maha Vihara Maitreya consists of three main buildings. The first building, there is the General Baktisala a place of worship Buddha Sakyamuni, Bodhisattva Avolokitesvara, Bodhisatva Satyakalama. The capacity of the room is quite large, ie 1,500 people. Avolokitesvara park on the right of the building have the means game, suitable for those who come with their children. Auditorium with a capacity of 130 people is also here. Do not stop there, vegetarian restaurants and souvenir shops are also in this building. Moving to building 2, there Maitreya Baktisala area with a capacity of 2,500 people and there are also Baktisala Holy Patriarch. This floor is also equipped with a multi-purpose hall that can be used for a special reception dining room. Go to the building of three, there is a meeting hall with a capacity of 2,000 people. The similarity of each building in this temple is to have the homestead. Special building 1, wismanya equipped with office space, meeting rooms, a recording studio, and a common kitchen. On the outside, you can see the clapper happiness as high as 3.3 meters and weighing 7 tons, engraved with the words Dharma Heart Maitreya.


How to get to Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri?

From Station Medan, take taxi about 25 min toward Cemara Arsi. Thie entire trip costs IDR 62000 ($5).

Selling points

  • An excellent cultural experience
  • The biggest temple in Indonesia
  • A massive symbol of peace
  • Beautiful buddhist temple
  • Sanctuary from the big, chaotic city
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Cemara Asri, Jl. Cemara Boulevard, Medan, Sumatera Utara 20371, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • You should ask permission if you want to take photograph.
  • Smoking is forbidden.
  • You should not write in stature of Buddha or the wall of temple.
  • You should not bring your pets on the area of this temple.
  • You should keep a clean environment in temple area.
  • You should wear the polite clothes in this reverent place.
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  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
  • There is a souvenir in the form of a small replica of the temple building. It is suitable for those who want to give a gift to friends as a memento for visiting the monastery.
  • You cn go up to the higher floor and see the street through window.
  • Parking lot is available.


TripAdvisor View more

This temple is really, really big. The grounds around it also is huge. There is also a nice bird refuge right next to it and one can see many white herons resting on all of the trees in the refuge (when the herons are not fishing for food). Also at the refuge, there are a few cages with rather large snakes in them Maybe Boa Constrictors). The temple is in a newly built up area of Medan suburbia that also has a park with a rock way that has bumps on the path so people can walk bare foot to massage their feet. We tried it and it does hurt so one must take it slow when walking. We went to this area to eat in one of the many large, open air seafood restaurants that also make up part of the newly built up suburb (some buildings are not even finished yet). One can find huge bins with fish on ice from which one can choose from. This was a great place to visit and the suburb is far removed from the pollution and noise of Medan proper. The temple is a very nice place to relax in front of a large Buddha image and who could not feel some serenity there? I would live in this area if I were to retire in Medan.

FourSquare View more

Vihara is so grand and large in the city of Medan, which is said one of the largest temple in Indonesia, namely Maha Vihara Maitreya.

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