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Hotels Near Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

Batam, Indonesia

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Batam, Indonesia

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Where to stay near Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

Maha Vahara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple Hotels

With its bright white, modernist architecture, you might at first confuse Indonesia’s largest Buddhist temple with one of its many shopping malls or hotels. Fortunately, there’s a huge golden Buddha sitting on the second-floor balcony to give it away. It might not have the sumptuous decoration and historical importance of other temples, but it is magnificent in its own way, and it will give you an insight into the workings of a very modern monastery, complete with its own restaurant.

Things to see

Take a break from shopping and soak up the cultural, sacred atmosphere at the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple. You’ll feel a sense of occasion climbing the wide steps to the entrance. Inside, you’ll be wowed by glittering prayer rooms flanked by golden statues, providing plenty of prayer space for worshippers who flock here from miles around. Outside, there’s a peaceful courtyard, with white stone Buddha incarnations.

To feel even more spiritually connected to the place, why not grab a bite to eat at the restaurant? The soulful, vegetarian fare served by monks will nurture body and spirit. Nearby there are temples of a different kind – those dedicated to unbridled consumerism. The Nagoya Hill Mall is the largest on Batam Island, and though it can be frantically busy at peak times, wide walkways and high glass atriums create a sense of space and light to ease your retail therapy.

Hotels in Maha Vahara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

There is a wide range of discount hotels near Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple, so whether you want a taste of luxury on a budget, or you’re just looking for cheap digs for the night, you’ll find it here. Most of the upmarket hotels such as Montigo Resorts Nongsa, offer contemporary, stylish rooms, fitted out with air conditioning and free WiFi. 24-room service is widely offered. You can dine in style at the onsite restaurants, or sip a nightcap in the bar. Many of the hotels also offer leisure facilities, from luxury spa services in the top hotels, to fitness centres and steam rooms.

Where to stay

There are a couple of mid-range hotels such as Venesia Hotel, within walking distance of the temple, and this area makes a convenient base mid-way between the city centre and the ferry terminal. Both the Mega Mall and Batam City Square Mall are just a couple of kilometres away, so you’re not short on dining, shopping, and entertainment options within the vicinity. Alternatively, you can stay in the centre of Batam city, metres from the gleaming Nagoya Hill Mall. Here, you’ll be surrounded by all kinds of consumer pleasures, and it’s just a brief taxi ride to the temple when you need some spiritual salvation.

How to get to Maha Vahara Duta Maitreya Buddhist Temple

The easiest way of getting to Batam Island is via Singapore. For international visitors, Singapore’s Changi Airport is supremely easy to reach and efficient to travel through. From the terminal, a taxi will whisk you to the ferry terminal within 10 minutes, and then it’s about an hour’s journey by high-speed ferry to the Batam Center terminal. Then it’s a leisurely walk or a short taxi ride to the temple and nearby hotels, or you can take a taxi straight into the city centre. Batam also has its own domestic airport, which is handy if you are arriving here from Jakarta.