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Ethics and rules of visiting temples

Temple became a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, especially in Kewu plain. Beautiful and historic ancient relics must be well maintained and of course require extra care. These old monuments are very prone to damage and eroded, even though they are made of stone.

Traveling to the temple is not like to tourist attractions in general. Awareness is needed to help maintain temple material. Ethics must be carried out by site managers and temple visitors. There are procedures that govern every step and activity in the complex.

Dlium Ethics and rules of visiting temples

No smoking

The command to ban smoking in the temple area is usually displayed at the entrance and in strategic locations within the complex. Temple stones that are hundreds of years old are very sensitive to chemicals, including cigarette smoke.

To do temple maintenance, officers are prohibited from using other chemicals to clean the site. Cleaning dust and moss on the temple's stones only uses clean water and brushes slowly.

Do not sit and climb parts of temple

The temple designers in the past have taken into account the details of the temple which they used as a place of prayer. The designers have provided a special pathway to walk inside the complex. This rule was made as a tribute to the temple and preservation efforts where hundreds of years old stones have been decayed.

Usually the visitors do not pay attention to the prohibitions that are clearly displayed in some parts of the temple which prohibit sitting or climbing certain parts of the temple. Just for the sake of selfie, visitors climb the parts that can cause damage. Even touching can speed up erosion.

Shorts and mini skirt

Temples are a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists, and visiting places sanctified by other religious people, it is appropriate to use polite clothing and follow the rules. For example in the Borobudur Temple, every visitor who uses shorts is provided with cloth as an additional cover to honor the temple as a place of worship.

Scribble

Vandalism is a problem everywhere, especially if it is done on a stone temple that is hundreds of years old. Scribbling is irresponsible behavior and does not respect the aesthetic value and cleanliness of a place will be punished legally.

Rubbish

Parents are asked not to bring food or snacks in the temple area or throw litter. It is time when inviting children, we also build their awareness that the temple is a historical heritage and a place sanctified by adherents of certain religions.

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