Prambanan Temples, Prambanan

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A World Heritage Site and one of the world's finest examples of Hindu art and architecture, Prambanan Temples include eight main and eight minor shrines, along with the remains of some 240 sacred structures. The 9th-century Hindu compound remains one of the largest of its kind in the world. The massive temple dedicated to Shiva features an eye-catching 47 m (154 ft) spire, soaring over lavishly decorated galleries known for their lively scenes from the epic poem "Ramayana," a masterpiece of Indian literature. Note that big crowds begin to assemble here well before noon. Take a look at our Prambanan tour planner to schedule your visit to Prambanan Temples and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 18, 2017
    His reputation precedes him, beautiful to visit at sunset! Take a bike and do all round the Park from 16 onwards to enjoy from the best light;)
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  • August 18, 2017
    During the day time its really hot and better to visit early in the morning or late afternoon. There are few other temples around and you can use the small train which travel frequently around this pl...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Prambanan. From Bororbudur the drive took about 90 minutes to get to Prambanan via small narrow roads and pleasant countryside. On arrival around 1pm the car park was quiet and peaceful. The dual tick...  more »
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  • August 11, 2017
    The place is very beautiful. This temple was partially destroyed during an earthquake and was restored. Come here to catch your sunset, it's gorgeous. If you plan to buy your souvenir, please do it here on your way to exit. The key rings are relatively cheap (1 for 1,000 rupiah) without any bargain. I found its cheaper here compared to other temples (Borabudur).
  • August 30, 2017
    Easy money from Tourists. The entry price is exhorbitantly high. Welcome to Disneyland. I enjoyed myself much more visiting the surrounding temples out of the complex. And they were almost all free and not as crowded.
  • August 26, 2017
    Beautiful world heritage site! Not so crowded as Borobudur. A guide is a good idea. A combi ticket Borobudur and Prambanan costs 520k. A guide in both sites around 120k. Unfortunately you get scammed by all the shop owners before the exits. Don't pay much more than in a Indomaret.
  • July 27, 2017
    Unforgettable experience! Sharing the excitement with all culture enthusiast, watching a long-live history of Ramayana delivered with such beautiful theatrical dances. Five out of five!
  • April 16, 2017
    One if the biggest and well preserved Hindu temple in Indonesia. Visited here on end of March 2017. It's better go there on afternoon and avoid local school holiday season. Temple is located quite far from parking lot, you have to walk through large park. You can take amazing picture facing the temple from park.

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