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. Using our world travel planner, Prambanan attractions like Prambanan Temples can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Near Yogyakarta, Indonesia have a fantastic and historic Hindu temple with buildings maked in 843AC! The concept construction was stone by stone with sculptures sculpted by Japanese people! Unmissable...  more »
  • Certainly an ancient Hindu temple beautiful. As Borobudur. But unlike this I got the feeling it was a little too playground of families for weekend outings, losing the charm that temples like this can have. Too bad! Difficult to reach by public transport
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  • A great extended complex of temples where you can wander in to your heart's content. With the bike around a tour created and wherever you ride anywhere you can see the Prambanan. Really a must.
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  • I had a great time, this is one of the very good, neat and organized places in Indonesia. I think a fairly amazing job is done in restoring this historical site. The temple itself is an astonishing beauty, there are accommodations given to tourists where we can hire tourist guides who explain things in detail and small trains/cars which goes around the premises of course all of these is available with extra charges. There are a lot of other activities too like archery, horse riding and air biking. There's also a stand thar offers herbal drinks for your health and traditional cakes.
  • Amazing place. Beautiful view. Really wonderful. Need a guide to get complete information about this place, only 100 thousand rupiahs for 4 guests, 150 thousand rupiahs for more than 4 guests. Love this place.
  • One of the best restored Hindu temples in the world. The beautiful architecture was put together centuries after the whole complex was flattened by the erupting volcano. Gorgeous carvings, imposing statutes and the imposing temples are set within well tended gardens make this a must visit place. Do give yourself enough time to explore and experience the whole complex. Don’t forget to see the Ramayana Ballet in the evening, from where you’ll be treated to an unforgettable view of the Temple.
  • Magnificent.. you can feel the aura of greatness from the ancient time. You should be here in early morning where there is not too crowded by visitors. Hear the silent of the big temples, meditate and taste the nature around you. In the sunset, you can catch stunning photograph of you with the shadow of the temple in the background with golden sky
  • A temple with beautiful carving. Good place, little bit over pricing for entrance ticket. Easy access, excellent view, clean rest room, spacious parking area, spacious compound, clean and tidy market of souvenir, polite vendors. You also can watch an amazing Ramayana Ballet at night - for schedule please check at tourism information or you can browse at google.

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