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Candi Muara Takus

Address : Indonesia , 28453, Riau, Kampar, XIII Koto Kampar, Muara Takus


Muara Takus temple is a Buddhist temple site located in Muara Takus village, District of  XIII Koto, Kampar regency, Riau, Indonesia. This site is approximately 135kilometers from the city of Pekanbaru. Muara Takus temple site is surrounded by a wall measuring 74 x 74 meters, made of white stone wall with height ± 80 cm, outside their area of land there is also a wall measuring 1.5 x 1.5 kilometers, and surrounded this complex to Kampar Kanan River. Inside the complex there are several temples called Sulung Temple, Bungsu  Temple, Stupa and Palangka Mahligai.

Archaeological experts have not been able to determine exactly when the temple site was established. Some say the fourth century; some say the seventh century, nineteenth century and even in the eleventh century. But this temple is considered to have been there in the heyday of Srivijaya, so that some historians consider this region is one of the central governments of the kingdom of Srivijaya.
In 2009 Muara Takus Temple nominated to become one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Muara Takus temple is the oldest temple sites in Sumatra, was the only site in the form of heritage temples in Riau. This Buddhist temple is a proof that Buddhism once flourished in this region.
The stupa architecture of Muara Takus temple itself is unique because it is not found anywhere else in Indonesia. Form of this temple have in common with the Myanmar Buddhist stupa, stupa in Vietnam, Sri Lanka or the ancient stupa in India during the period of Ashoka, the stupa which have a wheel ornament and lion's head, similar to the statues found in the temple complex of Muara Takus.

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