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Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian, Surabaya Overview

A very holy Chinese Buddhist temple, the Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian is a historical temple of Surabaya showcasing the rich history and culture of the city. The temple reminds of the strong Chinese influence in Indonesia in the pre-historic times. You will find people praying and lighting candles all over the place. It is one of the largest temples in Surabaya.

Known as Surabaya's oldest temple, Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian temple is located in the heart of Surabaya's China Town and oozes old-world Chinese charm. The vibrant red tapestries that hang all over the temple married with the strong smell of incense wafting through its ancient courtyard create a very atmospheric and holy feel. The temple is also famous for its Wayang Potehi, or puppet show, that is typical of the Chinese community and distinct from the Wayang Kulit puppet show of the Balinese. 

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