Aside from the famous Borobudur Temple, another place worth visiting is Prambanan Temple. It is located within city limits and is thirty minutes away from the airport or from Molioboro hotels. Prambanan Temple also known as Candi Prambanan, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Prambanan Temple also known as Roro Jonggrang Temple (Temple of the Slender Virgin) was built 9th century, during the reign of two kings, Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. The temple complex covers an area of 39.8 hectares which include 240 temples, making it the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia.
The three main temples in Prambanan are dedicated to the three supreme gods of Hinduism: Shiva the destroyer of the universe, Vishnu the keeper of the universe, and Brahma the creator of the universe. The tallest temple of Prambanan is a staggering 47 meters high. Its peak visible from far away and rises high above the ruins of the other temples.
The temple looks amazing with very interesting architecture. The main temple is located in the middle with another three temples, slightly smaller, nearby. The different temples have different stories and functions.
We are truly amazed as the view is so beautiful and surreal, completely different from its surroundings, it’s a very very picturesque scene that you have to see it with your own eyes. It took us about two hours to explore each temple and enjoy the amazing architecture and history.
We used the services of a guide at Prambanan Temple and this added to the enjoyment of our visit. We were given information about the history and construction of the temple and our guide also gave us a brief explanation of the Ramayana story as depicted in the stone carvings. The stone carvings and statues are beautiful, impressive, even awe-inducing.
Good to Know
If you’re planning to visit both the Borobudur Temple and the Prambanan Temples, We suggest that you get a combined “package ticket” for US$ 40. And don’t forget to wear your sarong when you visit the place. Everybody’s required to wear it.
Address : Special Region of Yogyakarta
Opening Hours : 06.00 – 18.00
More Information : http://borobuduroark.com
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