Placement of the Temples Site in Wetlands (Case Study in Bumiayu Temples Site)

S. M. Siregar, E. Sutriyono, A. Siswanto, A. A. Munandar

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Bumiayu temples site is located in swampland which is seasonally and anually often flooded by water due to the influence of Lematang River. Even though it is situated in that kind of landscape, Bumiayu temples site does not expose to puddles. It is because the temples site was established in the right place. The problem is what influences the formation of the Bumiayu bathing space and how it is described. The purpose of this research is to determine the factors that form the Bumiayu bathing space and to describe the bathing space. An explanative qualitative research method with descriptive and observative approach by collecting secondary data from previous research and primary data obtained from the field and followed by data processing and interpretation. This research uses a study of areas space that consists with the aim of knowing the forms and processed of cultural landscapes in the past. The results of the research show that Bumiayu temple is on a wavy plain landscape with a height of 50 to 60 meters above sea level. Factors affecting temples placement are water activity and human hustle. These two factors affect temples site space in a grouped position surrounded by Lematang creeks. Past society has got knowledge related to temples placement in wetlands. Moreover, people have already adapted to the environment by getting at temple material from local place.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012020
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2021
Event2nd Sriwijaya International Conference on Earth Science and Environmental Issue, ICESEI 2020 - Palembang, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Oct 2020 → …


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