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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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  • I went here directly from the airport by bus (trans jogja 1A, bus fare 3,500rp). Make sure the bus is going to Prambanan, NOT coming from Prambanan. The bus stop is about 800m from the temple entrance...  more »
  • walaupun panas dimalam hari, tapi keliatan indah waktu malam hari, yang pasti Candi Prambanan adalah cagar budaya yang harus sama-sama kita jaga 
  • We paid 150,000 to get there by taxi. Foreigners then must pay 225000 IDR (about the equivalent of $17 USD) admission. We then hired an official guide next to the ticket office for 100000 IDR. The gui...  more »
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  • The historical temple always be interesting site to visit. This temple and surrounding area seems very well treated and maintained by government. The garden was green and cool. The toilet was clean too. Don't missed the deer captivity, it's nice to interact with them. Just be aware, on the noon temple area was very hot because it was exposed by direct blazing sun. Better you visit on evening, so you also can catch the sunset too. You can access this temple easily by TransJogja but you need to walk quite far enough.
  • Big temple complex. Make sure to get a ticket combined with Borobudur (you save some money) If you've been to many temples already this won't impress you a lot. Not as good as Borobudur in my opinion, but worth the trip if you're interested. Hint: Students (with a valid Student's ID) get a 50% discount
  • Beautiful, the largest temple compound with 240 temples. Most of the temples were destroyed due to earthquake, only 8 remain standing proud. Many stalls selling items. Toilet clean. Local guide available.
  • You have to see this marvelous temple if you are in the Yogyakarta area. This is the tallest ancient temple in Indonesia. Well condition also you can see Sewu temple with the ruin just like ancient time. People often misinterpret that Loro Jonggrang story is for Prambanan but Loro Jonggrang story is for Sewu temple. Sewu means thousand in Indonesia, so if you go to Prambanan temple you must visit Sewu temple also. It's near Prambanan you can take mini train from Prambanan to Sewu temple. It's worth it.
  • The site is simply splendid. It's been mostly rebuild as most of the similar structures but offers a good impression of what it was like. I recommend you go there for around 3/4pm to be there for sunset. If you are lucky the orange sub rays will light the temple.