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Klenteng Tay Kak Sie, Semarang

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Tay Kak Sie Temple (simplified Chinese: 大觉寺; traditional Chinese: 大覺寺; pinyin: Dà jué sì) is a Taoist temple located at Jalan Gang Lombok, Semarang. The temple was established in 1746. This was originally only to worship the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. This pagoda later developed into a large temple which also worshipped many Taoist Deities.

Tay Kak Sie name written on the signboard at the entrance of a large temple, with the record year of the reign of Emperor Dao Guang (Too Kong in Hokkien language) 1821-1850 of the Qing Dynasty is a name that means "Temple of Supreme Consciousness".

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  • There is one event "Kirab Kedatangan Cheng Hoo" every year. This year the event held on August, 4th 2019. This event is one of Biggest event in Semarang City. The event started from this place to Sam....  more »
  • My first ever temple and I was speechless. So beautifully made and taken care of, and with a super lovely guardian who took his time to explain us about the temple, the history, the Gods, how to...  more »
  • A place of worship for Buddhists, located in downtown Chinatown and in the area of ​​many typical food vendors in Semarang such as spring rolls and so on. This temple is quite active though not too big.
  • Tay Kak Sie is one of the biggest and oldest historical Chinese temple in Semarang. Located in the middle of China town and consisted with 3 main buildings. It is being used daily up until now. The structure, interior and exterior is so artistic and full of symbols and meanings. Various ceremonies are also being held here. Celebration is happening in regular basis too. Staff are very friendly here. Feel free to ask anything about the background or story of the temple. There is a pujasera or food stalls at the same location. There is a very popular lumpia in the same location.
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