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Vihara Avalokitesvara, Buddhist Temple, Medan, North Sumatra | by Magilla Perilla
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Vihara Avalokitesvara, Buddhist Temple, Medan, North Sumatra

A place of interest in the city is Vihara Avalokitesvara- a Buddhist Temple, which houses the Statue of Kwan Im (Goddess of Mercy). At 22.8 meter high, is the tallest statue of its kind in Indonesia.

 

The temple complex is accessible from Jl. Pane. It is part of the new temple complex and still under construction. Connected by a bridge, adjacent to the new complex across the river of Bah Bolon, the old building of the temple was burned completely in an inferno in May, 2008.

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Taken on November 24, 2011