VP observes readiness of Borobudur Temple to welcome Eid holiday

Internal Affairs

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin observed the readiness of the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park (TWC) destination in Magelang, Central Java, Thursday, in welcoming the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

“I visited priority tourist destinations to ensure that visitors can visit Borobudur Temple during the Eid al-Fitr holiday. This is because it has been two years that people have not been able to visit this tourist spot,” the vice president stated at the Borobudur Temple Tourism Park, Central Java, on Thursday.

Several tourists were estimated to visit Borobudur Temple during the 2022 Eid al-Fitr holiday.

To this end, the management has readied everything to welcome tourists, right from entry access to the surrounding ecosystem.

“Various ecosystem facilities have been built properly as priority destinations. A place for developing MSMEs is also arranged,” the vice president noted.

On that occasion, the vice president, accompanied by Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo, were informed about all preparations being carried out well, except for the transfer of MSMEs to a special place.

“This is so that maybe, in the near future, it will be available and to ensure that the ecosystem and also places to stay in the community or homestay have also been arranged,” he remarked.

The vice president expected that during the long holidays, the people would be able to enjoy the tourism 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 emphasized.

The Indonesian government had earlier 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 these temples would serve as places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists in Indonesia and all over the world,” Religious Affairs Ministry’s special staff coordinator, Adung Abdul Rochman, stated.

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

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

Hence, temple visitors would not only witness the beautiful elements but also see worship activities conducted by Hindus and Buddhists, he affirmed.

Source: Antara News