Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda in Kediri Regency, East Java Province

When holidays are coming near, East Java Province should be in everyone’s mind. This region consists of many recommended cities and regencies to spend a memorable vacation, after all. Kediri Regency, for example, it has the famous Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda in Pakelan Village. This Tri Dharma pagoda, to be exact, is located in Yos Sudarso Street and the location is near to Brantas River. Being a sacred place, it indeed takes some efforts to acquire the permission for an exploration and photography inside the pagoda. Have no worries. This effort is fruitful, as tourists would be astonished by the pagoda’s ornaments and architecture.

The Nuance
The good thing is Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda is located on the roadside, so it is quite noticeable. Despite the fact, the nuance is considered so peaceful due to a low traffic. Some pedicap also reside by the sidewalks. These often become an object for photography, in fact. Another thing that makes the pagoda noticeable is indeed the color and exterior design. It applies both striking red and yellow color that comes with brick patterns. As for the gate, it has an oriental curvy entrance. So, what is inside?

Exploring Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda
As mentioned before, both the exterior and gate of Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda is beautiful enough to satisfy people. Some unique ornaments also reside in that spot including jars and flaring flower carvings on the top of the wall. Before entering the pagoda, though, visitors should obtain permission from the keeper first. In some cases, it would be difficult for some outsiders or foreign tourists. Here is the tip. Visitors can take advantage of a local guide’s service. This person helps them to get permission easily!

Once entering Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda, the first noticeable object is Hong Bird Statue. This phoenix bird has a big size and features stunning details and carvings! Even the tail looks astonishing with its flaring feathers. Located in front of this bird statue, tourists may see a giant golden dragon statue. Both the bird and dragon statue were meant to guide the pagoda, actually. They also become an object for photography, without a doubt.

Those who visit Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda would be astonished by its architecture for sure. Located in both sides of the building, tourists may find an incendiary tower where visitors can burn the prayer papers or Kim Lo. In the right yard, tourists may find a stage that comes with a stunning wall painting. Don’t forget to take photos of it, too!

Nearby Attractions

  • Kebangsaan Monument
  • Syeikh Sulaiman’s Tomb
  • Kediri Square

How to Get There
From Surabaya City, a trip to Kediri Regency would take around 1 hour and 59 minutes. It is because the distance is 120 km. For the best trip, tourists should choose the best route indeed. In this case, Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway becomes the right choice. Later, they must take Mojokerto – Kertosono Street as well. After reaching Kediri City, the next destination is none other than Tjoe Hwie Kiong Pagoda. The route to take is Raya Kediri – Pare Street and the distance is 25.1 km. That means the trip may take about 47 minutes or less.

Where to Stay

  • Penataran Asta Hotel
  • Muslim Hotel
  • Raya Resort Hotel
  • Charis Hotel

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