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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Bakar Tongkang Festival

A paper barge is paraded and then burnt during the Kie Ong Ya Sea God celebration, also called the Bakar Tongkang festival, at Bagansiapiapi in Riau, Indonesia. The festival has been held since 1826 as thanksgiving by the Chinese community settled in Indonesia. A paper barge is paraded and then burnt during the Kie Ong Ya Sea God celebration, also called the Bakar Tongkang festival, at Bagansiapiapi in Riau, Indonesia. The festival has been held since 1826 as thanksgiving by the Chinese community settled in Indonesia.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Bagansiapiapi, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Afrianto Silalahi