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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta Region

#3 of 32 in Historic Sites in Yogyakarta Region
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Religious Site
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 attractions into our Prambanan trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Rather a relaxing site away from the tourist coaches.Its surrounded by fields and Grab is the best way to see the area.  more »
  • This place was okay. A bit of a drive to get there and had some character to it. Quite amazing how they managed to erect such large structures by just placing rocks on top of one another.  more »

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