Agung Temple in Bima Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Visiting Sumbawa Regency perhaps becomes a new experience for many tourists. After exploring the region, in this case, tourists must not forget to drop by in neighboring regions especially Bima Regency. The reason is they can visit an interesting vacation spot called Agung Temple. The exact location is in Oi Bura Village at Tambora Sub-District. The temple has become one of Hindu’s heritages in West Nusa Tenggara Province. The main function is to accommodate local Hindus when it comes to worship. These days, though, the temple has become another vacation spot that tourists can explore during holidays!
The first impression is the serene nuance. It is because Agung Temple is located in the midst of a forest, surrounded by tall big trees. In terms of size, the temple has the width of 38 meters and a length of 74 meters. As mentioned before, many big trees surround the site. That means tourists will get a comfy and shady nuance too! As for the design, the temple represents the Hindu’s architecture. The locals beautify it with beautiful fabrics as well! Another noticeable feature is the presence of vendors that sell numerous types of praying stuff.
Exploring Agung Temple
Along the way to Agung Temple, tourists may see other places of worship including a mosque and church. The local government built these in order to accommodate those who work nearby. Despite the location of these worship places are close to each other, all people are able to show respect regardless of the religion. This peaceful concept would impress tourists, for sure. Not to mention they have the chance to learn a little bit history regarding the temple.
According to the locals, the previous name was Jagad Agung Tambora Temple. It was built in 1980 and undergone a small conflict back then. Fortunately, people become more tolerant over time. This explains why Agung Temple becomes more popular among tourists, even those who live outside West Nusa Tenggara Province. Visitors usually want to conduct photography there. That means they may take photos of the temple and other attractive objects, including trees and the congregation.
The next reason to visit Agung Temple is to watch the religious activities done by the local Hindu. However, tourists should not make disturbances and loud noises there. Another consideration is related to the schedule. It is because the events don’t happen every day. In this case, tourists can take advantage of a local guide to give information regarding the best time to visit the temple.
- Taman Agro Apel
- Tambora Trekking Center
How to Get There
For those coming from Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Jakarta City), the flight may take about 4 hours and 5 minutes. It can be either less or more depending on the weather, though. For the information, their destination is Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport in Sumbawa Regency. Later, after arriving at the destination, they can simply take Diponegoro Street and head to Agung Temple right away. It takes much time, though, as the distance is 283 km.
Where to Stay
- Tambora Guesthouse