Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, Batam Center

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Smile along with Buddha at Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. The spacious structure is dedicated to Maitreya, the laughing Buddha. Admire the many statues inside, showing the charming Buddha smiling, having tea, and communicating with various animals. Twelve statues outside represent the animals of the Chinese zodiac, which is based on year--you can find your zodiac animal and compare characteristics. Enjoy the scenic view from the balcony, or take some memorable photos at this tranquil place. Try the diverse and delicious meals in the temple's vegetarian restaurant. Arrange your visit to Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Batam using our Batam family vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya was once the biggest temple in South East Asia. It is still one of the most visited spot for tourists and locals alike. Some come here for picture-taking, some for prayers, a...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    we visit this place around 6 pm so could not really enjoy the beauty.Its a very nice and beautiful temple.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Lokasinya dekat dengan nagoya (pusat bisnis di batam). Selain tempat ibadah, di sini juga ada sekolah buddhist. Lalu, untuk yang sekedar berkunjung (tak beribadah) bisa juga santai-santai di alun-alun...  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    This place got school from elementary till college now, if you are one of those vegetarian guy this place is suitable for you. Ini here they got place for people to pray and a vegetarian restaurant too. A cozy place to chill sometimes. And every year they always have events there, whether it is bazaar or culture dance.
  • June 16, 2017
    I loved all the different Buddha statues. The statues, the artwork is amazing. Museum quality work. I truly enjoyed it.
  • August 19, 2017
    A Buddhist temple that is Peaceful & tranquil. Do stay for the Indonesian vegetarian meal
  • June 10, 2017
    A major Chinese Temple and one that made the must visit list for us. Beautifully maintained, breathtaking architecture, manicured grounds and more.
  • February 24, 2017
    Major attraction in Batam This Temple is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in South East Asia and very close to Batam ferry center. There are big statues of Buddha, Kuan Yin and Kwan Kong. We had very delicious lunch at vegetarian restaurant inside the temple (Must try!). Since this is a major attraction of Batam, always full of tourists here.

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