6 Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Destinations in East Jakarta that You Must to Visit
Jakarta which has a million charms is an attractive tourist destination to visit. Starting from culinary tours, historical buildings and others. Did you know that in East Jakarta those are various religious and pilgrimages tourism that you must to visit? Here are some religious and pilgrimage tourism destinations recommended by Jakarta Tourism.
1. Amurva Bhumi Monastery
Amurva Bhumi Monastery is a monastery that is more than 330 years old and is the oldest monastery in East Jakarta. This temple is located at Pasar Lama, Rt 4/6, Bali Mester, Jatinegara, East Jakarta.
The monastery building is dominated by red and yellow. Inside there is a statue of a god and a red candle that continues to burn as a symbol of the light of life. The mirrors around the walls are a symbol of purity. There are also three drums in the monastery. The drum is sounded before praying as a form of calling to the gods
The Amurva Bhumi Monastery is always visited by Buddhists every day, especially during Chinese New Year and other big days, the monastery is always filled with people that come from various regions
How to get to Amurva Bhumi Monastery:
You can use the KRL and get off at Jatinegara Station then walk to the temple for 10 minutes
2. Aditya Jaya Temple
Aditya Jaya Temple is a Hindu temple located in Rawamangun, East Jakarta. This temple is one of pride for the residents of Jakarta because it’s the largest temple in Jakarta. This temple was built in seven stages. The first stage began in 1972, and the last stage in 1997.
This temple area is quite wide, and filled with various buildings and ornaments in Balinese style. Visitors who come to this temple are required to wear a cloth or scarf when entering the location. Visitors will be comforted by the shade around the complex because it is protected by large growing trees.
During Hindu religious holidays, thousands of Hindus come to visit Aditya Jaya Temple for the rituals. Apart from being a place of worship, Aditya Jaya Temple also functions as a training ground or various Balinese art performances.
How to get there:
Aditya Jaya Temple located at Daksinapati Raya Street No. 10, Rawamangun, East Jakarta. For you that who want to go to the location, you can reach it by public transportation, TransJakarta Bus which operates every day and 24 hours (fare: 3.500 IDR).
Take the TransJakarta Bus from Cempaka Mas Bus Stop with route Tanjung Priok - PGC 2 (corridor 10). Get off at the Utan Kayu Rawamangun Bus Stop and continue walking towards the location. (about 280 meters and takes approx. 3 minutes).
3. Mosque of Jami Assalafiyah
Mosque of Jami Assalafiyah comes from several words in Arabic. "Mosque" is a place of worship for Muslims. "Jami" means big. "Assalafiyah" comes from the word "[salaf]" is short for "Salaf al-Ṣāliḥ" (Arabic: السلف الصالح), which means "pious predecessor". In Islamic history, this "pious predecessor" refers to the three best generations of Muslims, namely the Sahabah, the Tabi'in, and the Tabi'ut Tabi'in. These three generations are considered the best examples of implementing Islamic law. Whereas "yah" means followers. Thus, it means "Followers of the Pious Predecessors."
The Jami Assalafiyah Mosque, which was built in 1620, is a historic mosque as well as a cultural heritage building stipulated by the Governor's Decree No. 475 of 1993. In addition, this mosque is also known as the Prince Jayakarta Mosque (Achmad Jakerta) because it is in the mosque complex. there is the tomb of Prince Jayakarta, his relatives and children. Prince Jayakarta is a hero who has a big role in the struggle to expel the Dutch from the capital.
This mosque has been renovated and expanded several times, but some parts of the mosque have been preserved according to the original building. According to the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, the Assalafiyah Mosque currently stands on a land area of 7,000 m2 with a building area of 450 m2. The capacity of the congregation is 800 people, and the number of administrators is 25 people.
How to get there:
Mosque of Jami Assalafiyah is located on Jalan Jatinegara Kaum, Klender, East Jakarta. For you who want to go to the mosque, you can reach it by public transportation, namely, the TransJakarta Bus which operates every day and 24 hours (fare: Rp. 3,500.00).
Take the TransJakarta Bus from Cempaka Mas Bus Stop on the route Tanjung Priok - PGC 2 (corridor 10). Get off at the Pedati Prumpung Bus Stop and continue by using online transportation to the location (estimated fare: 15.000 IDR - 28.000 IDR).
4. The Sacred Grave of Prince Jayakarta.
One of the interesting muslim pilgrimage tourist attraction In Jakarta that you should've missed is Jatinegara Kaum Area. this area is located at Jl. Jatinegara Kaum No.49, Pulo Gadung, East Jakarta.
Jatinegara Kaum was the area where Prince Jayakarta lived. He was a leader that fight against the netherland colonialism on 1619-1640 in Jakarta.
Since 1619, after the port of Jayakarta was taken by VOC under the lead of Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Prince Jayakarta escaped to Jatinegara Kaum and made this area became the Govermental center. He also built a mosque that now called "Masjid Assalafiyah". At this mosque, Prince Jayakarta set a strategy to fight againts the VOC. He then died in 1640 and buried right next to the mosque.
The grave of Prince Jayakarta is always full of tourists that come from various places, especially on Islamic holidays.
How to get there:
You can take a train and get off at Klender station, and then walk to Jatinegara Kaum area
5. The Sacred Grave of Prince Sanghyang
The Grave of Prince Sanghyang is located only about 100 meters from the Grave of Prince Jayakarta which is located at Jl. Jatinegara Kaum No.55,East Jakarta.
Prince Sanghyang (Rd. Syarif Bin Prince Senapati Ngalaga) is a religious figure from Banten. During his lifetime,Prince Sanghyang was active in spreading Islam and also fight against Dutch colonialism along with other figures that time. He was once exiled by the VOC to Sri Lanka for 4 years from 1746 to 1750
His grave complex was built in the 18th century. The grave is protected by a permanent building covering an area of 8 x 7 m with Javanese-Islam style architecture. Inside the building there is the grave of Prince Sanghyang and other graves, including his wife, Tembayung Sari. In the center of the building lies a fairly large old tree. The part of his grave is covered with a white cloth while each headstone is covered with a green cloth.
How to get to get there:
You can use the train and stop at Klender station, then walk or use city transportation to the Jatinegara Kaum area. The location is not far from the grave of Prince Jayakarta.
6. The Sacred Grave of Prince Syarif Datuk Banjir.
Prince Syarif Datuk Banjir is one of the missionaries of Islam in Jayakarta. The title Dato or Datuk itself is usually attached to a respected figure in the 17th to 19th centuries. Syarif Datuk Banjir is also recognized as the person who gave the name Lubang Buaya.
The grave of Prince Syarif Datuk Banjir is located in the sacred grave complex of Lubang Buaya, East Jakarta. Its position is right behind the back wall of the Pancasila Sakti Monument. In this complex, there are four headstones in a row, all of which belong to the Datuk family.
On arrival in front of the burial site, pilgrims will be greeted by a small tiger statue that is located on the front pillar of the complex. Entering a room measuring 2x3 meters, there is a blue iron bed complete with accessories. Under the bed, it is said that there is the grave of Prince Syarif Datuk Banjir.
How to get there:
The grave of Prince Syarif Datuk Banjir is located at Kramat P. Syarif Street No.3, Lubang Buaya, East Jakarta. For you who want to go to this location, you can reach it by public transportation, TransJakarta Bus, which operates every day and 24 hours (fare: 3.500 IDR).
Take the TransJakarta Bus from Semanggi Bus Stop on the route Pluit - Pinang Ranti (corridor 9). Get off at the Pinang Ranti Bus Stop and continue by using online transportation to the location (estimated fare: 13.000 IDR – 20.000 IDR).