Gedong Songo Temple, Ambarawa

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. Make Gedong Songo Temple a part of your Ambarawa vacation plans using our Ambarawa sightseeing planner .
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  • The temple is located in mountainous terrain, so air is cool as hell. The building of the temple was split into several areas. To move from one area to another area of the jalanannya uphill will be quite tiring if traveled by foot. For access to each area of the cement path already provided so safe enough for visitors. There are also rental services for all areas of the songo Temple rounded, so that no strong way far away and uphill is not already worried. I suggest if it here using mount or sandals without heels, admits the lack of food and drink to taste. For lovers of photography place is well suited to be used as the object of the photo shoot because the scenery is nice.
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  • Gedong Songo Temple located in Semarang, its take 1 hour from city. Have 10 temples and 6 levels(cmiiw), good location for refreshing because have a good fresh air and also to take a picture for your ...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. The view from this ancient temples complex will take your breath away. If you have time it is better to explore the temples on foot. There is option to ride the horse to disc...  more »
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  • A nice getaway from Semarang Central Java. Only 1.5hrs driving. This Hindu temple complex offers : fresh mountain air, temples, and a hot sulfur water pool directly from the spring. You can choose either trekking or horse-back riding to visit all the temples. They also provide private bungalows for staying the night and playing ground for kids. The parking lot is better now.
  • Great place to find fresh air outside Semarang city. The temples are located separately but in 1 complex. Either you walk the hill or horseback riding to reach each of the temples. Each temple has their own story and purpose. To ride a horse, you need to pay around 8p-100K per horse. For the entrance, I think around 10K.
  • Historical sites where we can find nine temples left from the hundreds years ago. Located separately in hilly areas and we can only reach each one of them by walking. When you have plan to explore it one by one by noon please don't forget to bring water cause the weather cannot be predicted, it can be very hot or even cloudy. When I visited there was traditional dancing performance called Jaran Kepang played by several dancer who were basically teenagers. Love it.
  • There are have 9 temples with different place, very beautiful. If mist come , the view very magical . Ride horse available .
  • Lovely place for walking from a temple to another temple, also have hot spring because the weather is so cold.

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