Thursday, June 17, 2010

Candi Muara Guru (Bengkulu)

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Estuary Guru Temple was constructed by the maritime-based Sriwijaya Empire in the Eleventh century. The design and architecture of the temples clearly indicates that they are of the Mahayana Buddhist origin. It has been suggested by Schnitger that the major temples at Muara Guru may have undergone major renovations in the twelfth century. It is thought that the area was used as both a religious and trade center by Sriwijaya.

Temple Estuary Guru is a Buddhist temple complex, thought to belong to the Sriwijaya empire. It is situated in Kampar Regency in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Surviving its temples and other archaeological remains are thought to date to the Eleventh and twelfth century AD. It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient temple complexes in Sumatra.

Temple Guru Estuary. Like many others structures of its kind in Sumatra, this Buddhist temple stupa near the village of Muara Guru thirteen in the Koto district, was built with red bricks and sand. The temple is believed to have been built at arround the 9th century AD when the power of the South Sumatra-bassed Sriwijaya Empire was at its peak. Excavations are still being made to determine the precise age and function of the stupa. It can be reached in 118 Km from Pekanbaru.

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