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Candi Pawon, Magelang

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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. Start your trip to Mendut by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A small ancient temple, standing apart from the rest. As far as heard in the past served as a kitchen. Nothing spectacular enough and 5 minutes to watch and photograph. Not very popular, so there are almost no tourists.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Bersama Candi Mendut dan Candi Borobudur, Candi Pawon merupakan satu rangkaian saat upacara Waisak. Bermula dari Mendut, singgah di Pawon dan berakhir di Borobudur. Dalam bahasa Jawa pawon berarti dap...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    While you can still go near the temple, you can't really see anything except the stairs. I would recommend to skip this temple till renovation is completed.  more »
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  • January 1, 2017
    Don't see this little tiny temple based from its size but how this site is relates to each other with Prambanan and Mendut. Ask your guide about this! Pawon is Javanese means Kitchen. It doesn't relate with someone's kitchen in the past time, for sure.
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautifull tiny temple
  • April 30, 2017
    Bautiful temple
  • June 14, 2016
    Small one room temple set in a cozy alcove. Nothing much to see.
  • November 17, 2015
    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.

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