Saturday, 6 May 2017

Ex Port of Buleleng, remembers the glory of the past Buleleng

Ex-Buleleng Port - There are still many tourist attractions in Buleleng Regency, but still not exposed and managed as much as possible. But we should be proud of what we have, moreover I am from Buleleng.

The old city in North Bali is a city that had become the capital of the Province of Bali and its center of shipping because it has the largest pier in Bali called the Port of Buleleng.

Buleleng Port is located about 2.5 kilometers from Singaraja City and is about 160 kilometers from Kuta. Before arriving at Buleleng Harbor if you depart from Kuta, you will find Taman Ayun, Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, and Lake Tamblingan and Lake Buyan.

For some reason, the capital of the Province of Bali was moved to the city of Denpasar, this made the glory of Buleleng Harbor slowly disappear. This port used to be a haven for cruise ships, loading, and unloading of goods, the initial gateway to Bali, but now history. Old buildings that remain empty will only become memories.

The Port of Buleleng witnessed the history of the battle of the Buleleng people with the Dutch army. To commemorate the courage of the people of Buleleng, in 1987 the government built the Yudha Mandala Tama Monument. A monument with a statue of a young man pointed to the north while holding a pointed bamboo which was tied to a red and white flag.

Around 2005 the government began to pay attention to this port, old buildings began to be painted and added gardens and floating dining places in lieu of the pier. tourists usually visit this place during the afternoon while watching the beautiful sun. Some just sit back, some take pictures just to capture their moments, there are also those who eat food in the restaurant accompanied by the beautiful sunset.

Because this port was still active, through this port the entry of our Chinese brothers to settle in Buleleng. With the entry of Chinese people into Singaraja, cultural acculturation took place which we can see from the temple ornaments which have little Chinese ornaments and Singaraja's special food which is the result of acculturation of the two cultures is siobak.

Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong

Near the east entrance, there was a temple with an oriental-style architecture known as Ling Gwan Kiong. Until now, this temple is still often used for prayer and the place for wedding ceremonies for Buddhists. You will be allowed to enter this temple even though this temple is a place of worship for the Tri Dharma people and the temple guards will guide you happily.

With the red color striking in the area surrounding the former Port of Buleleng, Ling Gwan Kiong Temple is located in front of the former port of Buleleng. Ling Gwan Kiong Temple is a place of worship for the people of Tri Dharma is one of the old temples in Buleleng district according to the info established around 1873 AD. Around the former Buleleng port, there are also some religious buildings such as temples, temples, and mosques, this unique thing is a reflection of inter-religious harmony.

If you are interested in visiting the former Port of Buleleng, you can see its location on the map below: