Pagoda Avalokitesvara

We’re still attempting to hit all of the in-town tourists spots and Pagoda Avalokitesvara was definitely on that list.  We came here a couple weeks ago on the way to Ungaran, but in the midst of getting sick I never got these photos up.  So here they are!

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Pagoda Avalokitesvara is part of a Buddhist monastery and the highest pagoda in all of Indonesia.  It was completed in 2006 so not really a historical point of interest, but the architecture is pretty fabulous.

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There were different Buddhas all around the exterior of the pagoda.  I read afterwards that the Buddhas holding the little boy and girl are where families come to pray for a baby boy or girl.  Glad both sexes are equally represented!

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