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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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  • 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 »
  • A small temple close to the Borobudur Temple. The name of this temple means kitchen. Not much to dieksplore of this temple
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  • The vendors here were pretty persistent. One had nice postcards ... and I didn't bargain hard as another reviewer suggested. It was pouring, we had had a full day, and I just wanted to be back in the ...  more »
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  • Nama Candi Pawon tidak dapat diketahui secara pasti asal-usulnya. Ahli epigragi JG de Casparis menafsirkan bahwa Pawon berasal dari bahasa Jawa awu yang berarti "abu" mendapat awalan pa- dan akhiran -an yang menunjukkan suatu tempat. Dalam bahasa Jawa sehari-hari kata pawon berarti "dapur" akan tetapi de Casparis mengartikannya sebagai "perabuan" atau tempat abu. Penduduk setempat juga menyebutkan Candi Pawon dengan nama Bajranalan. Kata ini mungkin berasal dari kata bahasa Sanskerta "vajra" yang berarti "halilintar" dan anala yang berarti "api". Candi ini berada di antara Borobudur dan Mendut, juga bercorak Budha, diperkirakan berasal dari masa yang sama dengan Borobudur-Mendut. Posisi Candi Pawon sejajar dengan letak Borobudur dan Mendut. Bahan dasar candi ini adalah batu andesit. Tubuh candi dihiasi ukiran pohon kalpataru yang dipahat dengan sangat halus. Namun, patung-patung di dalamnya sudah hilang entah ke mana. Di atas pintu masuk, terdapat hiasan bermotif kalamakara, yaitu relief berupa makhluk surga, singa, pohon, dan sukur-sulur bunga teratai. Seluruh badan candi dihiasi dagoba-dagoba.
  • 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.
  • It was under construction when we went. The outside was completely obstructed by the bamboo scaffolding.
  • 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.
  • Beautifull tiny temple

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