Tay Kak Sie Temples in Semarang, The Great Heritage From Cheng Ho

Sam Po Kong Temple is a heritage, the former site of the first port of call and landing a Chinese Moslem Admiral named Zheng He / Cheng Ho. Located in Simongan area, southwest of the city of Semarang. Signs that indicate the former petilasan keislamanan characterized by the discovery of writing reads "Let us a moment of silence to listen to readings of the Qur'an".

Gedung Batu called because its shape is a huge Batu Caves are situated on a rock hill., An Indonesian Chinese descent consider that the building is a temple - remember the architectural shape that resembles a Chinese pagoda. Now the place is used as a memorial and a place of worship or worship as well as a place for pilgrimages. For this purpose, in the cave were placed on an altar stone, and statues of Sam Po Tay Djien. Though admiral cheng ho is a Muslim, but by god they are considered. It can dimeklumi remember Confucianism or Tau consider a person who has died can provide help to those.

According to the story, Admiral Zheng He was sailing through the sea of Java there is a sick crew, he ordered the anchor. Then he was close to the northern coast of Semarang and founded a mosque on the waterfront which has now been changed into a temple. The building now has been at the center of the city of Semarang on the northern coast of Java akibatkan always mangalami siltation caused the sediment so that the land would gradually growing wider towards the north.

That said, after Zheng He fled the scene because he had to continue his voyage, his crew, many who live in the village Simongan and mating with the locals. They bersawah and farming on the ground. Zheng He gave a lesson about planting and spreading the teachings of Islam.


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