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Gedong Songo Temple Java

Gedong Songo Temple Java


Candi Gedong Songo (Gedong Songo Temple) is one of the attractions located in the Darun village, precisely the village temple Bandungan District of Semarang regency, Central Java province. The reason is called the Gedong Songo Temple is a term of the Java language that means a building or temple of nine.
Gedong Songo Temple
Gedong Songo Temple

Gedong Songo Temple has a strategic location, precisely at an altitude of 1200 meters above sea level on the slopes of Mount Ungaran Semarang. The tourists from different corners easily able to access the sites, enjoy and feel the scenery and amenities provided in the tourist area around Gedong Songo Temple so that the visitors were satisfied and reluctant to leave Gedong Songo Temple tours.

Besides the natural beauty, the cool air with the breeze can be enjoyed by tourists in the Gedong Songo Temple building for about 19 ° up to 27 ° Celsius from the existing situation capable of making the soul of visitors to be quiet, peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable.
Gedong Songo Temple has a different layout from one temple to another temple. To get to the temples are the visitors can travel by foot, can also be reached by riding horses, both can be done while enjoying the atmosphere of outstanding natural beauty of the exquisite.

History of Gedong Songo Temple


Historians explain the results of research that Candi Gedong Songo is a heritage building of the Hindus In 1740 AD, the temples were discovered by Sir Thomas Raffels. Gedong which consists of nine buildings of the temple was previously found only amounted to seven so-called the Java language is Gedong Pitu temple.



The mention of the name of Gedong Pitu has long been known and lasted a little over a thousand years. In 1908-1911, Van Stein Callenfels is an archaeologist who came from Holland doing research around Gedong Pitu. Three years in his research he finally discovered two more temples located around the temple pitu. The addition of two Gedong (temples), combined with the seven temples discovered by Raffels making the total to nine and officially named Gedong Songo temple until today.

The temple building one with the other temples located in Gedong Songo temple tourist spot has a distance that is not too far so that the tourists easily cover and surround the nine temples. Each temple of Gedong Songo temple has a history, as well as the uniqueness of different shapes.

Gedong Songo Accommodation


In the area around the temple, there are a campground facilities and thermal baths. There is a horse transport service that you can use to go to the location of the temple or to the location of the thermal baths for a fee of course. Some lodgings and food stalls also can get around the temple area.
Gedong Songo II Temple
Gedong Songo II Temple

How to get to Gedong Songo Temple


To reach the tourist attractions Gedong Songo can through various channels both from Semarang, Solo, and Jogjakarta.

From Semarang you can walk on track towards Solo or Yogyakarta, on the way you will find a gas station Lemah Abang in front of which the T-junction and then turn right to take the path to Bandungan, straight road and will find a T-junction in the second and then take a turn to the left, straight road until you finding a gas station in Palbapang Sumowono and there is T-junction and then take a right again, straight road and you came in the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.

If you are in the town of Jogjakarta and Magelang, take the path to Semarang, after arriving in Ambarawa there is a junction located not far from the tourist attractions Ambarawa. At the T-junction take the path to the left and walk straight until you find Bandungan T-junction, take a left again and go right to find a gas station Sumowono then take the straight road directions to the right and you will see the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.

If you're in the city of Solo to the tourist attractions Gedong Songo temple follows the path to Semarang. After arriving at the terminal Bawen there is the T-junction take the left path to Ambarawa. From Ambarawa there is T-junction take to the right, straight road to the T-junction Bandungan then turn left and continue until you find a gas station Palbapang Sumowono ,there is a T-junction in the road take a right straight then you will come to the tourist area of Gedong Songo temple.
Gedong Songo IV Temple
Gedong Songo IV Temple

Entrance Fee Gedong Songo


For local travelers sized adults or children over 5 years of Rp 6.000 on the weekdays and Rp 7.500 on the weekend. As for foreign tourists is Rp 50.000.

Plaosan Temple Central Java

Plaosan Temple Central Java


Plaosan Temple is located in Bugisan Village, Prambanan, Klaten Regency, about 1.5 km to the East of the Sewu TempleThis temple is a historic building complex is divided into 2 , particularly, the complex of Plaosan Lor Temple (Lor method North in Javanese) and the Plaosan Kidul Temple complex (Kidul in Javanese approach South). Sculpture in Plaosan Temple could be very soft and designated, just like that determined in Borobudur Temple, Sewu Temple, and Sari Temple. Plaosan Temple, it is located not far from the Prambanan Temple complex. The distance between the Plaosan Temple and Prambanan Temple is about 2 kilometers to the East. Although the location of Plaosan temple near the Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, but the two temples are very different and are not interconnected. Plaosan Temple is a Buddhist temple.
Plaosan Temple
The Grandeur of Plaosan Temple Central Java

History of Plaosan Temple

 Statues Guard Plaosan Temple Java
Statues Guard of Plaosan Temple (source flikr.com)

Plaosan Temple which is that this Buddhist temple through experts probably built in the course of the rule of Rakai Pikatan from the Hindu kingdom of Mataram, specifically at the start of the 9th Century.one of the professionals who support the opinion this is De Casparis who hold the substance of the Inscription Cri Kahulunan (842 M). Inside the inscription stated that Candi Plaosan Lor became constructed through Queen Sri Kahulunan, with the aid of her husband. In line with De Casparis, Sri Kahulunan changed into the title of Pramodhawardani, daughter of King Samarattungga of the Wangsa of Syailendra. The Princess, who embraced Buddhism, married to Rakai Pikatan from Wangsa of Sanjaya, who transformed to Hinduism.
the alternative opinion at the improvement of Plaosan Temple is that the temple was built before the rule of Rakai Pikatan. According to Anggraeni goddess, who's the Sri Kahulunan was the mom of Rakai Garung that ruled Mataram before Rakai Pikatan. Because it's far predicted for the duration of the rule of Rakai Pikatan is too short to be able to build the Temple of Plaosan Temple. Rakai Pikatan builds ancillary temples after the development of the main temple.

Candi Plaosan Lor (The North Plaosan Temple)


Candi Plaosan Lor is an extensive complex of enshrinement. In front of Plaosan Lor complex, there are two pairs of a Dvarapala statues face each other, the pair is located at the entrance to the North and a pair at the entrance to the South. In the North, there is a square-shaped stone terrace surrounded by a row of the stone base. Allegedly the stone terrace is the place to put offerings. It was said above the terrace building was made of wood, whereas above each of the base was there a statue of Dhyani Buddha.
In the center of the complex of Plaosan Lor, there are two buildings that have two levels which are the main temple. Both of the buildings facing the West and each is surrounded by a stone fence. Stonewall lining each of the main temples is surrounded by ancillary temples originally numbered 174 consisting of 58 smaller temples squared square base and 116 buildings form the stupa.
Plaosan Lor Temple
Plaosan Lor Temple

On the West side of the stone fences that surround each of the main building, there is a gateway of Paduraksa Gate, with a roof that is decorated with a row of small Crown. On the roof of the Paduraksa gate has a square shape with Crown across it.
Each of the main temple buildings stands on the foot as high as about 60 cm. along the outer wall of the second main temple decorated by reliefs depicting men and women who are standing in size resembling a human size. The reliefs on the wall of a temple in the South described the men and on the North of the temple depict women.

Candi Plaosan Kidul (The South Plaosan Temple)

Plaosan Kidul Temple

The South Plaosan Temple is located in the South of the Plaosan Lor Temple, separated by a highway. 

When in the complex Palosan Lor Temple both main temples are still standing with a magnificent, unfortunately in the South Plaosan Temple complex whose main temple is already a ruin. The Temple still standing are just a few ancillary temples.

Things to do in Plaosan Temple


Ethnic Tourism: observing the expression of the culture and lifestyle of the community, pay a visit to the home of the local population, see local traditional art, ceremonial or religious rituals.
Environmental Tourism: emphasis on attractions that are prepared by nature, Getting Back to Nature such as photography, tracking and so on.

Historical Tourism is the tourism activities visit places which have the value of the uniqueness of the history. In this case, the Plaosan Temple is included in it. Given the potential and historical value owned by Plaosan Temple.
Recreational Tourism: tourist activities that aim to relax such as Sightseeing, bicycling etc.

How to get Plaosan Temple


Public Transport


From Jogjakarta please ride Trans Jogja bus or buses heading for Yogyakarta-Solo and get off at Prambanan Temple. From Prambanan Temple, you can ride Ojek taxi (Popular motorbike escorted in Indonesia) heading to Plaosan Temple.

Private Vehicle


From Jogjakarta, you can follow the road Solo to get to the Sub-District of Prambanan in Central Java. When you find the third traffic light (the left side of the post office and if South to Prambanan Station) turn left heading towards Manisrenggo (Klaten). Then just follow the road until you see the intersection where the ancient Relics Preservation Office in Central Java is on the left side of the road or West. Please check out toward the East or right because that's where the Plaosan Temple is located.
The Ruin of Plaosan Temple
The Ruin of Plaosan Temple (source flikr.com)

Plaosan Temple Entrance Fee


The ticket price for visitors to Plaosan Temple for both domestic as well as foreign tourists is Rp 5.000 ($1)/person. And you will be asked to fill out a guest book when entering the area of Plaosan Temple.

Prambanan Temple Indonesia

Prambanan Temple Indonesia


Prambanan Temple is located in the garden of Prambanan tour, more or less seventeen kilometers to the East of Yogyakarta, within the village of Prambanan sub-district of Bokoharjo. The placement is simply around 100 m from the Yogya-Solo main road; therefore it isn't hard to search out it. Most of the tourism area that is located at an elevation of 154 m above water level is enclosed in Sleman Regency. Whereas some definitions of the region of Klaten. The Prambanan Hindu temple complex is highest whereas the prettiest in Indonesia.
Prambanan Temple Indonesia
Prambanan Temple Indonesia

Prambanan Temple features a stunning and aesthetic interest, therefore no surprise if this Prambanan Temple in 1991, UNESCO acknowledges the Prambanan temple into a protected world heritage site. If we glance at the design in Prambanan Temple-shaped tall and lean in order that it becomes its own additional value. Prambanan Temple has high forty-seven meters. Including the main temple surrounded by rows of little temples around him. This heritage may be an important quality, therefore it's no surprise several domestic travelers and foreign tourists to visit Prambanan Temple.

Prambanan Temple Story


Prambanan Temple is additionally known as Rorojongrang as a result of the associated by a legend that supposedly believed by most of the Javanese community. The legend tells the story of a prince Bandung Bondowoso who named the falls in love with a princess named Rara Jongrang. Because the princess could not resist his love then the princess asking terms that have to be done by the Bandung Bondowoso to create the temple with the quantity of 1.000 statues nightlong. 

The request was approved and also the Roro Jongrang nearly met one night until finally, Roro Jongrang enlisted the assistance of the villagers to mashing the rice in order to form a chicken crowd in order that marked the days already. However, Bandung Bondowoso who is aware of if rigged at that time already completed 999 statues and Bandung Bondowoso who condemn Roro Jongrang statue to be 1.000.
Prambanan Temple Indonesia
Prambanan Temple is Under Renovation (source flikr.com)


Description of Prambanan Temple


Prambanan Temple has 3 main temples on the main page, specifically Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The 3 Temple are the epitome of Trimurti in Hindu belief. The third Temple is facing east. Every main temple has accompanying Temple facing to the West, specifically Nandini for Shiva, Angsa for Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. Additionally, there are still two Apit temples, four Kelir temples, and four Sudut temples. Meanwhile, the second page has 224 temples.

When you enter the Shiva temple which is that the tallest building, there are four rooms containing statues of Shiva, whereas the three different rooms contain Durga (Shiva's wife), Agastya (Shiva's teacher), and Ganesh (son of Shiva). Statue of Durga that's usually considered to be a statue of Roro Jonggrang in legend as told above. step up to the Vishnu Temple, you may solely realize one area a statue of Vishnu, and Brahma Temples additionally as having only 1 area contains a statue of Brahma.
Prambanan Temple Statues
Prambanan Temple Statues Guard (source flikr.com)

Accompanying Temple is Garuda Temple luring placed close to Vishnu Temple. It saves the story of human figure half the birds named Garuda. Garuda could be a mystical bird in Hindu Mythology the Golden-bodied, white-faced, red- winged, beaked and wingless almost like Eagle. A figure that's an adaptation of the Hindu Bennu (meaning ' sunrise ' or ' shining ', related to the God Re) within the mythology of Ancient Egypt or Ancient Greece mythology in Phoenix. Garuda will save his mother from the curse of Aruna (Garuda who is handicapped) by stealing Tirta Amerta (the holy water of the gods).

The scenery around the Prambanan Temple is incredibly fascinating. You’ll be able to see however stunning and nice relief of the relics of antiquity, one among the reliefs of the famed romance, in fact, Rama and Shinta. As a result of these reliefs which served because the basis for performing Ramayana ballet at this place. There are reliefs of Kalpataru tree or that according to Hindus because of the tree of life. The Kalpataru pictured flanking a lion.


Prambanan Temple Ramayana Ballet


Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday is going to be held within the Ramayana ballet performances of Prambanan temple complex. The show combines the art of dance, drama, and music. Although there's no dialogue between the players, you'll be able to still follow the manner of the story of Ramayana. The Colossal performance this picturesque starts at 19.30 untill 21.30. Throughout the season the show can take place at the open theater, however in rainy season performances were held within the building of Trimurti. For watching the Ramayana Ballet the price tag is totally different from the doorway of Prambanan Temple. Ensure the show that is been happening for many years was entered into the list of your visit to Yogyakarta.

Panoramic view of Prambanan Temple; additionally you'll be able to enjoy the afternoon. Enter the twilight, a high Temple views complete with scarlet sky can you see. At the time, the Ballet was performed for temple building will be highlighted picturesque colorful lights. Additionally to the temple complex, you'll be able to also learn history through archeology and museum Audio Visual that was still within the Prambanan temple complex.
Prambanan Temple Ramayana Ballet
Ramayana Ballet Performance at Prambanan Temple

How to get to Prambanan Temple


The location of the Prambanan Temple is located on the edge of the main road in Yogyakarta – Solo, therefore, it will be easily accessed from anyplace. due to the traveler sites of the Prambanan Temple is located within the town. For those of you coming back from out of the city, you'll be able to additionally use ground or air transport mode then you'll be able to transit within the town of Semarang or Yogyakarta or because of both towns nearest to the location of the Prambanan Temple Tour. Then continue within the direction of Klaten or Yogyakarta, and from there you'll be able to walk or use the cart transport heading to the Court of the Prambanan Temple.

Prambanan Temple Entrance Fee


Domestic tourist’s adults: Rp 30.000/person,
Domestic Child: Rp 12.500/person
Foreign tourists: 18 USD/person

Borobudur Indonesia

Borobudur Indonesia


Borobudur Temple in Central Java is located exactly within the village of Borobudur, Kecamatan Borobudur, Kab. Magelang, Central Java, around forty kilometers from Yogyakarta. The temple has ten levels consisting of six levels of SQ. form, round, circular-shaped, three levels, and the main stupa as its peak. In every level, there is the variety of stupas. There are seventy-two stupas, entirely aside from the main stupa. In each stupa, there's the statue of Buddha. 10 level depicts the Buddhist philosophy i.e. 10 levels should pass the Bodhisattva to achieve perfection became Buddha in Nirvana. This is often symbolized by the perfection of the main stupa at the highest level. Borobudur structure once viewed from the highest to create the structure of the pattern that illustrates Buddhist Cosmology and human method of thinking.
Borobudur Temple Indonesia
Borobudur Temple Indonesia

History of Borobudur


The word Borobudur based on 1st written proof written by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, governor of UK in Java, which gave the name of this temple. There’s no written proof that the older name of Borobudur at this temple. Solely the oldest document that shows the existence of this temple is that the book of Nagarakertagama, written by Mpu Prapanca in 1365. Within the book, it's written that this temple was used as an area of Buddhist meditation.

The meaning of the name Borobudur "monastery in the hills", that comes from the word "bara" (temple or Monastery) and "beduhur" (the hills or high place) in the Sanskrit language. Therefore, in accordance with the meaning of the name Borobudur, then this place is traditionally used as an area of Buddhist worship.
Stupa in Borobudur Temple Indonesia
Stupas in Borobudur Temple Indonesia

Borobudur Temple Facts


The temple features a style that's terribly completely different from other temples in Indonesia. This temple was designed on a hill, not on a flat surface. Within the temple wasn't found room for special ritual worship as in other temples. There was solely a slender aisle of an extended sequence of limitless temple walls are terraced. If seen closely resembling a pyramid, however, what distinguishes this temple stairs. The temple without this room is trustworthy by the community because the buildings are deliberately created to places of worship.

This large building was simply a pile of big beams that have a height of forty-two meters in total. Every stone connected while not the utilization of cement or adhesive. These rocks are the solely connected supported pattern and stacked and the bottom of Borobudur Temple, the measurement closest to 118 m on either side. Stones are used roughly the maximum amount as 55,000 cubical meters. All the stones are taken from the watercourse around Borobudur Temple. These stones were cut then transported and connected with a pattern similar to Lego set game. All the stones are organized while not using of adhesives or cement.

Monument of Borobudur Temple consists of six terraces formed squares combined with the three circular backgrounds. The third level it's believed to possess its own which means for the Buddhists. And therefore the meaning of the primary of the Kamadhatu is might be understood because of the realm of lust, whereas the second the Rupadhatu could be a realm of intangibles, and therefore the last Pass is that the realm of intangible.
Borobudur Temple Sunrise
Enjoying The Sunrise at Borobudur Indonesia (source flikr.com)

While the relief began once the completion of the stacked rocks and connected. There are reliefs on temple walls. The temple has totally different relief 2670. This relief is scan line around the clock. This relief depicts a story a way to scan it begins and ends at the gate to the East. This shows that the most gate of the temple facing east like different Buddhist temples. Borobudur Temple may be a sort of real designed to glorify the Buddhism. It’s sometimes want to place a pilgrim's journey for Buddhist society, by the deploying form of rituals performed within the temple. Borobudur Temple was designated as a world heritage by UNESCO.
Relief of Borobudur Temple
One of The Relief Borobudur Temple

How to get to Borobudur Temple


To visit this place is extremely simple and far transportation goes to Borobudur. You’ll depart by bus from the Terminal Jogjakarta directly towards Terminal Borobudur and so after you travel the route from the port you'll take the path to Jogjakarta and you'll stop at the terminal of Magelang, and from here you ought to proceed to the terminal of Borobudur. From terminal of Borobudur, you'll ride a pedicab heading to the Court of the Borobudur Temple. The entrance fee of the Borobudur temple for domestic tourists is Rp. 30.000/person and foreign tourists for USD 20/person.