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If you go inside the compound after paying the minimal entrance fee of about Rp3.000, you can see three big statues enclosed in the square-shaped temple: Cakyamuni (Sitting in cross-legged with dharma cakra mudra position ie: turning the wheel of dharma hand gesture), Awalokiteswara (A bodhi satwa as a human helper), and Maitreya (The savior of humans for the future).
There is a huge banyan (warigin) tree at a corner of the temple compound, providing a good shade to visitors. During my visit also, the tents used for the massive Waisak (Waicak or Wesak) celebration were still intact despite the event was completed a few days earlier.
As always, there were a number of street vendors here, selling things like necklaces to knockoff Buddha statues and T-shirts. Some of them were rather aggressive, just like everywhere else that I encountered.
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