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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta Region

Explore the partially restored ruins of Sewu Temple, an 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple complex that shares many similarities with the adjacent Hindu temple. Admire the ornate central building, which displays a more rounded, organic aesthetic than its Hindu sibling. The ancient temple spent centuries buried by volcanic debris, during which time its history became intertwined with local myths and folklore. The name translates to "A Thousand Temples"--in reality they number 249--which derives from the popular folktale "The Legend of Loro Jonggrang." Historians believe the complex was originally called "Manjusri grha" (The House of Manjusri). Put Sewu Temple and other Prambanan trip planner attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The temple sites is consider quite big, and it situated north of Prambanan Temples. Very few visitors here, very quiet place. The main temple is quite big and tall, but the surrounding temples are...  more »
  • Visited this as part of my visit to Prambanan temple and wow is it beautiful. It of course does not compare to Prambanan but you have to see it in tandem.  more »
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