Places to visit

Ban Hin Kiong Temple

Ban Hin Kiong Temple

Overview

The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region.

The name Ban Hin Kiong consists of three words, Ban meaning “plenty”, Hin meaning “abundant favors” and Kiong meaning “palace”. Therefore, Ban Hin Kiong means a holy palace that exudes much happiness. At Ban Hin Kiong, a number of annual events are held every Chinese New Year and at Goan Siao or Cap Go Meh.

To Stay

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Sahid Kawanua Hotel

Jl Sam Ratulang 1 Manado

Travello Hotel Manado

Jl. Sudirman No. 123 95112 Manado

Aston Manado Hotel

Jl. Sudirman No. 128 95123 Manado

Sintesa Peninsula Hotel

Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Gunung Wenang Manado

Aryaduta Manado

Jl. Piere Tendean Boulevard Manado

Griya Sintesa Hotel

Jl. Dr. Soetomo No 4 95123 Manado

Quint Hotel

12-14 Wakeke Street Manado North Sulawesi

Gran Central Hotel

Jl. Sudirman No. 45 Manado

Swiss-Belhotel Maleosan Manado

Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 85-87 Manado

Biteya City Hotel

Jl. WR Supratman 11 Manado

Citra Hotel

Jl. Dr Sam Ratulangi XVIII 12 Manado

Hotel Minahasa

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 199 Manado

To Stay

Since the temple is located in Manado’s city center, you can find many hotels to stay, from three-star hotels to smaller accommodation. It takes only about 15 to 20 minutes to reach this temple from any part of Manado.

Tips

It is best to visit the temple in February during Chinese New Year and Cap Go Meh celebrations. Various attractive performances and parades are held for the local community and for tourists.


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