North Sulawesi Trip – Bukit Kasih at Kanonang Village, Kawangkoan

In this vacation time we went to North Sulawesi or Manado. We flew from Jakarta  on 23 June 2010, early in the  morning at 5 o’clock  and arrive at manado on 9 o’clock. After check in the hotel in Manado we went up the  Bukit Kasih.
The above picture was taken on the top of Bukit Kasih. Almost on the Top of the hill
Bukit Kasih – or the Hill of Love is located in the village of Kanonang at Kawangkoan, some 55 kilometers from Manado, North Sulawesi. It was built in 2002 as a spiritual center where religious followers from various faiths can gather, meditate and worship side by side in this lush and misty tropical hill.
The pole statue  with relion prayer at each side taken from the top of the hill.
This hill is called the Hill of Love because it is where people from different religions can gather and worship side by side as a symbol of religious and peaceful harmony. Five houses of worship are here, a Catholic Church, a Christian church, a temple, a mosque and Hindu temple built on the second peak. On the first peak is a 53 meter tall white cross which can be seen even from the Boulevard beach in Manado.
The five religious house on the the top of the hill Bukit Kasih.

In addition, this place is believed to be the original place where lived original ancestors of the Minahasa tribe, Toar and Lumimuut. Their faces are carved on the hillside beneath the second peak.

Faces of Toar , the ancestor of Minahasa tribe, carved on the hill

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