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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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  • This is one of the 3 UNESCO sites. Because not mainstream very less crowded. Perfect! Some shops on the side.  more »
  • I had a stop at the shrine and the nearby Buddhist monastery after visiting Borobudur at Sunrise. It was a nice quite time to visit with the sun still not to hot and I could enjoy the site almost for ...  more »
  • The temple itself was unremarkable but the area around it was picturesque. There were public toilets, luwak coffee shop and vendors, but they weren't too pushy.  more »
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  • Heavy restoration ongoing. The main gate is covered by the picture of the carvings below. No need to visit. Mend it and Borobudur will be perfectly fine.
  • Pretty much a disappointment after Borobudur but as a standalone piece of history, it's a beautiful work of art
  • It was under construction when we went. The outside was completely obstructed by the bamboo scaffolding.
  • Ok
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