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Gedong Songo Temple, Ambarawa

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#12 of 30 in Historic Sites in Central Java
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A cluster of small Hindu Javanese buildings built in the 8th century, Gedong Songo Temple sits atop a mountain for views of the surrounding landscape. Representing the oldest Hindu structures in the area, the temple is an early example of architecture erected from the volcanic stone abundant in the Javanese mountains, similar to Dieng Plateau. You can drive a car to the site, but consider renting a ride on horseback from town for an authentic, local feel. Our Ambarawa family vacation planner makes visiting Gedong Songo Temple and other Ambarawa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Gedong Songo ("Nine Temples" even though there are merely five left) is a temple complex beautifully set on the slopes of Mt Ungaran in Central Java. From the entrance you make your way up terraced hi...  more »
  • At the top of the road leading out from Ambarawa lies this group on nine Hindu temples - 7 in good condition two almost destroyed. A considerable amount of energy is required to complete the walking t...  more »
  • it take one hour and half from the airport. the temple is located on Mount Ungaran, Semarang. it has 7-8 wonderful temples. but they named Candi Gedung Songo(Nine temples). because the ninth is the ni...  more »
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  • The landscape is wonderful. Enjoy the beautiful view. Very nice place for culture and educational trip
  • Great view, lousy maintenance. No guide or history banner such thing at least for walker tourist. There are second option to travel that is by horse but seems it just riding and photography. Cleanliness is bad, not enough cleaning service officer or trash bin.the horses faeces are on the side of the walkpath as they not wearing the special pants for horse. The local government should take notice and immediate action for this to preserve the sites and surrounding natures.
  • Semarang also has many temple relics, not far from idul sidomukti, we can go to gedongsongo temple. With the capital to ask with the surrounding community we can find the temple that is in altitude. The cold was piercing the body even though it was a stinging hot day. There are nine temples that can be visited by foot. Far and uphill, but you can hire a horse that is there along with the tour guide.
  • Great place!! When you have arrived at this place. Make sure that you are ready for hiking. Put your sneakers, ready for bugs, for rain (outdoors), put some mosquito repellent if u want. Hey this is all about nature. Fresh air and amazing view. Don't worry about food or water, locals had it all cover until the last Temple (candi V) all the way down through exit. They provide horse if u want it, so no worry.. Have a great trip..
  • We can see lots of "teletong" because of horses 😂