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Candi Pawon, Magelang
(2.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
An early example of Central Javanese religious architecture, Candi Pawon represents a Buddhist temple built in the 9th century, that features building work similar to that of other temples in Central Java, exemplified by its broad base and pyramidal roof. Check out the elaborately carved pot-bellied dwarfs pouring riches over the entrance to this shrine, which is suggestive of this temple being a tribute to Kuvera, the goddess of fortune. Though smaller in stature than the more well-known Borabadur, this structure is older and its simple design gives it an air of authenticity. Use our Mendut vacation route planner to visit Candi Pawon on your trip to Mendut, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Smallest of the three temples, its between the Borobudur and Mendut temples. Its an empty structure A small entry fee of 3 USD covers both Pawon and Mendut. Need only 5 minutes to cover this attractio...  more »
  • Small temple No Buddha inside. Stone work has some interesting colours.l ots of Vendors.Does not take long to walk around 
  • This is the smallest of the three temples belonging to the Borobudur complex, about 1 km away from the main temple. After a destruction by an earthquake only the top piece remained, making the ‘temple...  more »
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  • I came here by bicycle on my way to Candi Mendut. It's a pleasant little temple with a small park around it in a small village within greater Borobudur. There are refreshments and an artist studio close by. It makes for a pleasant break.
  • Small one room temple set in a cozy alcove. Nothing much to see.
  • Perjalanan satu paket naik andong dari terminal menuju Candi Mendut, Candi Pawon dan Candi Borobudur lanjut terminal lagi
  • Amazing temple
  • Very small, with nothing inside. A look from the outside is enough.