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Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta Region

#4 of 32 in Historic Sites in Yogyakarta Region
Must see · Ruin · Religious Site
Visit Plaosan Temple to see the imposing twin temples of this partially restored 9th-century Buddhist complex. Two box-shaped temples identical in style sit side by side, their roofs a mass of bulbous stupas (pointed reliquaries), rising to a central pinnacle. Step inside to view impressive sculptured reliefs on the walls and stone statues guarding the empty lotus pedestal of bronze deities, long since pilfered. Two fearsome dwarapala--huge stone guardians--guard the entrances to each temple. Hundreds of smaller shrines and stupas surround the twin main temples, a handful of which have undergone restoration. Uniquely for structures like this, the complex bears an inscription with the names of those who built it. By using our Prambanan online road trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Plaosan Temple and other attractions in Prambanan.
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  • This is a Buddhist temple. The location is near Prambanan Temple. Although less famous than Prambanan and Sewu but this temple has its own charisma with colorful sky at the background. They put big...  more »
  • It was just awesome,arrived in the sunset time was perfect for the family... My nieces also more than happy to see the temples, unfortunately we cannot enter the temple, but that's not a big deal...  more »
  • Couple of temple for glory romantic couple in the past we could see as a witness of peace building. It's beautiful temples with mixed style of Hindu and Buddhist looks. Elegant and gorgeous buildings. You may take pictures wonderful sunset or sunrise here. Please support on conserving this valuable heritage.
  • Glorious, mysterious but lovely atmosphere at Plaosan Temple. Even just stop by for a moment, my son and I used to visit this temple on our way from Jogja to Klaten. We feel peace in there.

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