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The golden pagoda in Lumbini Park …

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Taman Alam Lumbini or Lumbini Natural Park is located in Berastagi – North Sumatra, Indonesia. The park doesn’t only have a ‘park’ inside the complex, but also a quite big pagoda inside the complex. In fact, the pagoda itself stole my attention in the moment my friends and I arrived there.

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The pagoda in Lumbini park and the hill at the background – Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

It’s almost 4 PM (if I’m not mistaken) when we reached the area, and we were there until the park was closed around 6 PM. It seems that it took a long time for us to just exploring this place, but for us, 2 hours is not enough.

When I look at the pagoda, my first impression that it looks like a pagoda from Myanmar or Cambodia, but not from Thailand. But then I saw a white elephant sculpture on one of the walls in the complex which made me hesitate of what I thought earlier. Apparently I was right! This pagoda inside the Lumbini park is actually a replica ofΒ Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar. The name ‘Shwedagon’ is Β formed from two words, ‘Shwe’ that means ‘gold’, and ‘Dagon’ is the previous name of Yangon – the capital city of Myanmar. Thus, ‘Shwedagon’ means the golden pagoda in Dagon city.

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Indonesian flag flying as the wind blew in Lumbini Park – Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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The golden roof at the pagoda in Lumbini Park – Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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Love the details and the golden colour on the roof – Lumbini park in Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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Kania at the pagoda in Lumbini Park – Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

It took me quite a while to walk around the pagoda to admire and amaze the design and the golden colour of the pagoda. Love the architecture, design, and the details of the building! Usually when I exploring a temple or a pagoda, it seems the weather is always hot haha (but not always), but Lumbini park is different … It has a cool weather, as it’s located in Berastagi at the Karo highlands.

When we visited this place, there was no event at that time, so we could freely go inside the pagoda without disturbing anyone. There are four Buddha statues facing the four directions inside the pagoda which are placed at the centre of the pagoda. Around the statues there are four mini cone-towers that if I look closely consist of mini statues of Buddha.

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Inside look of the pagoda in Lumbini park at Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

After I looked around of the pagoda, I didn’t remember that I actually visited the ‘park’, and I haven’t gone to the park yet! Lol … Then my friend (was it Kania?) told me that the rest of our friends were at the park just beside the pagoda complex.

wOOt!! Of course the park!! Haha …

That’s when I saw the rest of our friends were wandering around in the park area and I didn’t realize that the park was that big! It even has a suspension bridge! Unfortunately when it’s time for me to explore the park, the place is going to close soon … I know that I couldn’t explore the park in a short time … It’s huge! Haha …

[Update: Outside Lumbini park there are many farms, and according to my friend,Β Citra, in his blog (in Bahasa Indonesia) … there’s a strawberry farm, where you could pick the strawberry by yourself and eat (of course you need to pay haha)! :-)]

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Dewi, Lidya, and Yudhi on the suspension bridge of Lumbini park in Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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The Lumbini Park in Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

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The park at Lumbini park in Berastagi (North Sumatra, Indonesia)

You can go to my Flickr page to see more photos >> North Sumatra Flickr page

Taman Alam Rumbini
Desa Tongkoh, Tanah Karo
Berastagi, North Sumatra
Opening time: 09:00 – 18:00 (daily)

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  • Agness

    We’re heading to Indonesia next week and we might add this pagoda to our travel list. Fascinating place to explore. We’re both big fans of temples and Buddhist monasteries.

    • timothywp

      Yes me too, and it has the big park (it seemed big from above) beside the temple that I haven’t explored yet … So don’t forget to go to the park as well πŸ™‚

  • Febry Fawzi

    Bisa nih dijadiin pengganti trip ke Myanmar πŸ˜€
    Nice written and photos!!!

    • timothywp

      Bisa banget kaakkk πŸ˜‰

      Anyway thank uuuu … πŸ™‚

    • Khai

      Ya lah Feb. Aku tak pernah ke Myanmar lagi, jadinya aku ke sini saja lah ya. Haha. But Tim, the place really look amazing and the park? It is marvelous!!

      • timothywp

        Haha yesss … can just go here lah πŸ˜‰

        The park looks nice right πŸ™‚

  • Foto-fotonya kerennya kebangetan! Thanks for sharing.

    • timothywp

      Aakk thank u Kak Firsta!!! πŸ™‚
      Makasih sudah mampir πŸ™‚

  • Silvia

    This is so great! Love love the photos – will have to remember this place for future visits.

    • timothywp

      Yes, the place is really great!

      Hey, our blog has the same theme πŸ˜€ …

  • travelwithoutborders

    I miss this place!! πŸ™


    • timothywp

      U miss this place? Then you should visit it again πŸ˜›


    Kalo ngak di tulis berastagi pasti orang nebak nya pasti thailand, myanmar atau cambodia. Nama nya lumbini park juga mrip2 di thailand kan yaaa !! haha

    • timothywp

      Hahahaa … mestinya ga usah ditulis Berastagi yak, biar org nebak2 :3

      Kl di Thailand menurut oom Google namanya Lumphini Park … Mirip2 haha!!

  • Fahmi Anhar

    Baiklah, karena belum kesampaian juga mau kelayapan ke Myanmar, kayanya set target buat main kesini dulu deh. Keren tempatnya. BTW gimana kondisi nya sekarang ya? Apakah kena impact Sinabung?

    • timothywp

      Monggo kaakk … Pergi ke sini aja ya :3

      Btw, waktu itu kondisi di Lumbini ini tidak apa2 kok, moga2 seterusnya kondisi di situ dan Berastagi baik2 aja πŸ™‚

  • DoraTheExplorer


    Would just like to know how to get there if I will be coming from Bali?

    Thanks πŸ™‚ Great blog! πŸ™‚

    • timothywp

      Hi Dora The Explorer πŸ™‚ ,

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

      There are quite a few flights from Bali (DPS) to Medan (KNO), but I think, all of them are not a direct flight. They will transit in Jakarta (CGK). You can browse the flights in Skyscanner website πŸ™‚

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  • tesyasblog

    Kak Timo, kemana aja? Blog nya udah lama ga di-update ini…

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