Sunday, January 16, 2011
Muara Takus is located in the village of Muara Takus, District XIII Koto Kampar or approximately 135th kilometer distance from the city of Pekanbaru. The distance between the temple complex is the center of the village of Muara Takus about 2.5 miles and just off the edge of the Kampar River Right. This temple complex is surrounded by a wall measuring 74 x 74 meters, there is also the wall outside their area of land measuring 1.5 x 1.5 kilometers surrounding this complex to the edge of Kampar Kanan river. Within this complex there is also an old temple, temple and palace Young Stupa and Palangka. Building materials consist of sandstone temple, river stones and bricks. According to the source host, bricks for this building was built in Pongkai Village, a village located on the downstream side of the temple complex. Former mining land for the bricks until recently regarded as a highly respected resident. To carry bricks to the temple, done in relay from hand to hand. This story, although not definitely truth to the idea that the construction of the temple was a worked together and performed by people busy. Apart from the Old Temple, Temple Young, Stupa and Palangka palace, in the temple complex was also discovered that the mound is estimated as a place of burning human bones. Outside this complex there are also buildings (former) made of brick, which has not been established type buildings. Estuary Takus the temple complex, the only legacy that shaped the history of the temple in Riau. Temple which is Budhistis this is proof pernahnya Buddhism flourished in this region several centuries ago. Nevertheless, archaeological experts can not determine exactly when this temple was founded. Some say the eleventh century, some say the fourth century, seventh century, the ninth century and so forth. But obviously temple complex is a relic of the past history.