Hok An Kiong Temple
hireadriver.id – Muntilan is a town located in the Magelang Regency of Central Java, Indonesia. It is situated about 10 kilometers to the north of Magelang city and approximately 40 kilometers to the north of Yogyakarta.
The town has a population of around 68,000 people (as of 2020) and is known for its furniture industry, particularly teak wood furniture. Muntilan is also the location of the former Dutch colonial military prison known as Candi Boko, which is now a popular tourist destination. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including the Merbabu and Merapi mountains.
Klenteng Hok An Kiong, also known as Hok An Kiong Temple, is a Chinese temple located in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 1746 and is dedicated to the worship of Guan Yu, the Chinese God of War, as well as other deities such as Ma Chao, Zhang Fei, and Guan Yin.
The temple is one of the oldest and largest Chinese temples in Muntilan and is considered a cultural heritage site. It features a distinctive Chinese architectural style with colorful decorations, intricate carvings, and beautiful murals. The temple has a large courtyard, several halls, and a pagoda-style tower.
Hok An Kiong Temple is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, particularly during Chinese New Year and other important festivals. Visitors can experience traditional Chinese culture, watch lion and dragon dance performances, and enjoy a variety of Chinese food and delicacies sold by vendors outside the temple. The temple is open to visitors daily from early morning until late afternoon, and admission is free.