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Candi Pawon, Magelang

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • UNESCO list Candi Pawon and Candi Mendut as part of the Borobudur Temple Compounds, so visiting these two temples are a good way to complete the Borobudur visit. Candi Pawon built 9th century, is the ...  more »
  • Nice stop On the road from Borobodour for a Little Temple and Some shops les crowded. Cosy place also to drink Cat-coffee. :-)  more »
  • Candinya lokasinya sangat dekat dengan Candi Borobudur, letaknya diantara Candi Borobudur & Candi Mendut , biaya masuknya gratis, dan hanya kena biaya parkir . Candinya cukup kecil  more »
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  • 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
  • Bautiful temple
  • Small one room temple set in a cozy alcove. Nothing much to see.
  • 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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