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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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  • While Borobudur gets most of the attention, Prambanan is equally impressive. One Buddhist and one Hindu, the two temples differ markedly in terms of religious background, architecture and also purpose...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong, Prambanan was really nice.! I still think it is a must visit when you are in the area. However, it was appalling to find graffiti inside one of the temples. When we were there on a...  more »
  • At $25 per person, kind of a rip off. It's a great view, but compared with other temple city areas in SE Asia, it's pretty sterile -- the reconstruction is OK, but the inner statues don't seem to have...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is amazing to see the architecture of this Hindu temple. The limestones are arranged nicely and this is more intricate than the pyramid. Many of the stairs leading to the entrance are extremely steep. I wonder how people can climb it without falling. There must be some railings or ropes helping one to enter the temple in the past. Luckily there are staircases that are not steep at some entrances. I'm very sad to see perpetual erosion of the stones.
  • This is my favorite Temple in Jogja. This temple is really beautiful. Don't say you ever traveling to Yogyakarta if you never come to this place. If you are a traveler of visitor in this city, you must visit this place. Don't forget to bring your camera. 😊😊😊
  • Its a huge site and a lot to see. Very interesting for people who loves history and culture. Many activities such as biking and museum. Can get really busy during local holiday.
  • Much people in holiday seasons. Good view, especially in sunny day. Exit with long path and very crowded. It must have another pathway which visitor don't like buying anything

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