Muara Takus Temple, The Historical Temple in Riau

Muara Takus temple is located in Kampar Regency in Riau province there is a solid temple where the villagers of Muara Takus village call it Muara Takus Temple. This heritage site is very famous not only in the district of Kampar but also in every area of Riau province because this temple is the only one temple of Buddhist’s relics in SumatraMuara Takus temple is located in Kampar Regency in Riau province there is a solid temple where the villagers of Muara Takus village call it Muara Takus Temple. This heritage site is very famous not only in the district of Kampar but also in every area of Riau province because this temple is the only one temple of Buddhist’s relics in Sumatra. 

So, many local travelers and foreign tourists visit it to see the majestic and beautiful temple. Besides for tourist attraction, the travelers also explore the historical information as relics of Buddhist temples.

Muara Takus Temple was built by the citizens with mutual cooperation used river stones materials, sand stone and brick. One of the unique things of Muara Takus temple based on local society, it is not clear yet about the truth that to build this temple is using the white of egg as glue of the stone. Unlike the temples in Java, the stone used was andesite taken from the mountains. The clay Materials to build the temple was taken from Pongkai village. It is about six miles downstream side of Muara Takus.  This proves that the existence of a large former quarry in the Pongkai village and now it has been submerged by the reservoir inundation of Hydroelectric Koto Panjang.

Muara Takus temple is is surrounded by a wall measuring 74 m x 74 m and when we look beyond the walls of the temple there is land wall measuring 1.5 km x 1.5 km which also the position surrounds to the edge of the Kampar river. So, the total area of this place if calculated is about  5,476 meters square

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