Places of Worship in South Tangerang
If you’re having holidays, you don’t always have to go to places of entertainment and also attractive natural tourist destinations. If you want to enjoy your holiday differently in South Tangerang, these various religious places of worship are also quite interesting to be your considerations! Starting from the rich historical value, architectural beauty, to the sacred value of this place will make your holiday to be an anti-mainstream experience!
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Places of Worship in South Jakarta
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Places of Worship in Central Jakarta
1. Masjid Agung Al Jihad (Al Jihad Mosque)
If you want to visit a historical mosque in South Tangerang, Al-Jihad Mosque is recommended for you. The mosque, which is located not far from Ciputat Market, South Tangerang, is considered the first mosque in Ciputat. From the information gathered, the Al-Jihad Mosque started with a small mosque or mushalla built around 1940. Over time, the Al-Jihad Mosque continued to grow until it changed from a mushalla to a mosque. Scholar, writer and activist Buya Hamka are considered inseparable from the establishment of the Al-Jihad Mosque. Al-Jihad Mosque became the center of da’wah and worship in Ciputat and its surroundings. This mosque is never quiet and always crowded by Moslems who pray and do spiritual activities there.
Address: Jl. H. Usman No.1, Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten 15411
Phone: (021) 7430751
Open hours: 24 hours
2. GBI WTC Serpong (Indonesia Bethel Church WTC Serpong)
GBI WTC Serpong is a Christian church that is located in South Tangerang. This church is always crowded by Christian people on Sunday – A lot of people say that this church has a wide number of the congregation. The church is comfortable and priests are very welcomed to those who just visit the church and old members. GBI WTC Serpong becomes one of the most favorite places of worship in South Tangerang because of its strategic location, the content of preach, and a peaceful environment. The church is reviewed positively by its congregation. So, if you want to find peace within your soul, you should visit GBI WTC Serpong to make your day.
Address: Golden Boulevard, Jl. Pahlawan Seribu No.29, Lengkong Karya, North Serpong, South Tangerang City, Banten 15310
Phone: (021) 53155701
Open hours: Sunday (7.00 AM, 9.00 AM, 11.00 AM, 02.30 PM, 6.00 PM)
3. Pura Parahyangan Jagat Guru (Parahyangan Jagat Guru Temple)
On August 25, 2009, Parahyangan Jagat Guru was built on the land of Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) through the Tangerang District Government in the area of 2,200 m2 in Nusa Loka, Sector 14.6, Bumi Serpong Damai, Rawa Mekar Village, Serpong District.
Pura Parahyangan Jagat Guru is a place of worship of Hindus. Not limited to prayer, this place is a platform where people strengthen their Hindu sraddha and devotion to Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa/God Almighty. The temple is also aimed at the development of the people to strengthen the bond among Hindus.
This temple also organizes cultural and economic education by establishing business units that can be used to meet the needs of the community and the operation of the Temple. With the gatherings inside this temple, Hindus will get to know their fellow believers closer. As a means of education and social togetherness, one can recognize and question senior ritual and art activities that take place periodically at the temple, as well as educational facilities, which are very useful for advancing Hindu religious education, education that promotes spiritual needs. So, you’ll get more than worshipping if you visit this temple!
Address: Nusa Loka, BSD City, Serpong, Sektor 14 – 6, Rw. Mekar Jaya, Serpong District, South Tangerang City, Banten 15310
Open hours: Monday-Friday (8.00 AM – 5.00 PM) & Saturday-Sunday (9.00 AM – 3.00 PM)
4. Vihara Boen Hay Bio / Vihara Karuna Jala (Boen Hay Bio Temple)
The Boen Hay Bio temple is one of the oldest temples in South Tangerang. The age of this temple is estimated to have reached three hundred years. Boen Hay Bio Temple was made in 1694 as a place of worship for Buddhists. The 24th day of the sixth month of the Chinese calendar is celebrated as the ‘anniversary’ of the temple. At that time, usually, the temple was packed with visitors who came to pray. Temple’s birthdays are also often enlivened by various choices such as lion dance performances, kromong xylophone, and watching lenong.
Address: Jl. Pasar Lama Serpong, RT. 14 / RW.05, Cilenggang, Serpong, Cilenggang, Tangerang Selatan
Phone: (021) 5388860
Open hours: Everyday (8.00 AM – 8.00 PM)
5. Vihara Avalokitesvara Pondok Cabe & Klenteng Kwan Im Thang
The monastery was established in Banten Province and built in the 16th century. The construction of this temple cannot be secluded from Sunan Gunung Jati, one of the nine guardians of Islam propagators in Indonesia. Avalokitesvara Vihara is 10 hectares wide. On its altar, there is a statue of Goddess Kwan Im which was opened almost the same as the temple building. Besides, on the right and left side, there are 16 statues of the gods that have built since a long time ago and red dragon paintings
If you know, that this temple adopts the concept of Tri Darma which means this temple can be worshipped by three different religions namely Kong Hu Cu, Taoism, and Buddha. If you’re not a part of said religions, don’t worry, you can still visit the temple as tourists!
Address: Jl. Pd. Cabe Raya No.64, Pd. Cabe Udik, Pamulang, South Tangerang, Banten 15148
Phone: (021) 7401177
Open hours: Every day (8.00 AM – 7.00 PM)
Those are the most recommended religious destinations in South Tangerang. So, if you have no idea about which place you’re going to spend your holiday, you can visit those places of worship to pray and learn more about your religion!