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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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TripAdvisor
  • Inspiring and interesting place to visit. Was on my bucket list of places to see and was certainly not disappointed.  more »
  • The entrance fee for pawon & mendut temple is IDR 3500 and free parking. Can get a good photoshoot here as not much people. But the souvenir sold here is more expensive than other places  more »
  • Visited with friends on December 2016. No entrance fee and less than a km away from Borobudur temple. If you want are dreaming of having a temple all by yourself, then visit Pawon Temple.  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.