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It’s about 600 years ago when Zheng He, a Chinese mariner, had an expedition to South-East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and East Africa. His goal was to make peace between countries through diplomacy. It was when he arrived at Semarang harbor he built a temple called Sam Poo Kong.

Until now, Sam Poo Kong is still a place to pray. You can watch them pray using incense and burn “fake money”. What does it means to burn all that stuff? I don’t really understand either… =) I just enjoy looking at the candles, architecture and statue.


Sam Poo Kong Gate

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