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Maha Vihara Maitreya, Medan

#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Medan
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Maha Vihara Maitreya, (Chinese: 慈光彌勒佛院; pinyin: Cíguāng mílè fú yuàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: chû kng mî leh hu̍t ōan), is a Buddhist temple located on Medan, which is claimed to be the largest non-historical buddhist temple in Indonesia. This temple is often called Vihara Cemara Asri because it is located in housing complex of Cemara Asri. Maha Vihara Maitreya was built in 1991 on an area of 4.5 hectares and was inaugurated on August 21, 2008.
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  • Large structure with many statues of Buddha, one very large is positioned outside and you can touch his big belly for good luck. This temple welcomes all ethnic groups and religions. You can also...  more »
  • Here is the biggest temple in North Sumatra. The place you can feel peace and happiness, also beside the temple, you can enjoy bird park.  more »
  • The very majestic Buddhist Monastery in Medan city with a complete supporting facilities. Besides the glorious Buddha Hall, there is also a canteen with wide option of tasty local authentic vegetarian food, a coffee shop which only brewing the best quality coffee beans. Must come at festival seasons and you will experiencing a totally different ambience.
  • This place cannot be missed by anyone visiting Medan. It really is a wonderful place. You can take pictures together with family and friends everywhere you go. All around, both near and far, is so much beauty. I love it.
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