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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  • It was neat to see these grand monuments, but I wish I had done more research and had known there are elephants&animals on display/caged up at both temples. This is unnecessary. It would have greatly....  more »
  • More accessible than Borobudur for those staying in the city, we were awed by the loving effort to restore the temples and their ornate carvings. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and climbing lots.....  more »
  • We have done Angkor Wat, Bagan, and many other temple sites in Asia - this was probably the best! Go at sunset. It was magical.  more »
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  • Really enjoyed Prambanan temple and I’d recommend it to anyone. We came here at 3pm during November and found that it was a decent time of day to come. The temperature wasn’t too hot and there wasn’t too many people around. It was 350,000 rupiah for entry which personally I find too expensive, so it loses a star. The temple is a 5 minute walk away from the entrance gates. When we arrived in the temple area we were approached by two school girls who offered to give us a free guided tour. If you’re offered I would highly recommend it. They’re quite knowledgeable and it gives them an opportunity to practise their English. They only guide you for around 15 minutes so you have an opportunity to explore the rest of the temple by yourself. Overall the experience was great. The shrines are really interesting and with a guide the experience is engaging.
  • The highlight of my stay in Yogyakarta. Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and an UNESCO world heritage site since 1991. The entire compound originally consisted of 240 temples, with the most impressive ones obviously the ones in the middle. It is still extremely well-preserved and you can spend hours walking around the buildings.
  • Absolutely stunning! It was so intricately detailed and there was a sense of awe and peace there. I also loved how there were 3 small temples that you can walk up to nearby. No one else goes to those so you get a little slice of temple all to yourself there, highly recommend the short walk to see them
  • Been here with my family when I was very little.. and back here on Christmas 2017.. always love visited the temple, but those visited with kids or elders should be careful because the stairs are quite steep and slippery after rain. Edit : come back here on October 2019, not many things change, but when I came the wind is quite strong, and it brings sands.. so be careful because the sand can enter your eyes..
  • Amazing Temple. Use Sunblock or bring your own umbrella. MUST Visit place to take photo or learn about history and culture. You can enjoy other activity.
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