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VP sees Borobudur temple ready to host Eid festival

Magelang, Jateng (ANTARA) – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Thursday observed the readiness of the Borobudur Temple Tourist Park (TWC) destination in Magelang, Central Java to host the Feast of Eid al-Fitr.

“I visited priority tourist destinations to ensure that visitors can visit the Borobudur temple during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This is because it has been two years since people have been able to visit this tourist spot,” the vice president told Borobudur. Temple Tourism Park, Central Java, Thursday.

It is estimated that several tourists visited the Borobudur temple during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in 2022.

For this, the management has prepared everything to welcome tourists, from the entrance to access the surrounding ecosystem.

“Various ecosystem facilities have been properly constructed as priority destinations. A place for MSME development is also provided,” noted the Vice President.

On this occasion, the Vice-President, accompanied by the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, was informed about the smooth progress of all preparations, except for the transfer of MSMEs to a special place.

“It is so that maybe in the near future it will be available and to make sure that the ecosystem as well as the places to stay in the community or homestay have also been developed,” he said. – he points out.

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The vice president expected that during the long holidays, people can enjoy tourist attractions, especially local and foreign visitors.

“This (Borobudur temple) is the pride of the nation. There is no place like this in the world except in Central Java,” the vice president pointed out.

The Indonesian government had previously launched Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta and Borobudur Temple, Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple in Central Java as global worship sites for Hindus and Buddhists.

“We hope that these temples will serve as places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists in Indonesia and around the world,” said the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ special staff coordinator, Adung Abdul Rochman.

The four temples were mainly used for research, culture and tourism, he noted. However, with the signing of the MoU, their functions would cover religious rituals depending on the main reason for their construction, he explained.

Meanwhile, Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X said the agreement on using the four temples as international sites of worship is the actualization of religious moderation, social cohesion and peace. harmony between religious communities in Indonesia.

Therefore, visitors to the temple would not only witness the beautiful elements but also see the worship activities carried out by Hindus and Buddhists, he claimed.

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