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Sukuh Temple, Solo

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#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Solo
Soak up some local history by visiting Sukuh Temple, a 15th-century structure located on the western slope of Mount Lawu. One of the last major Hindu temples built before the Javanese conversion to Islam, the site displays less of an Indian influence than earlier places of worship. See the flat-topped pyramid, which resembles a Mayan monument dropped into the Javanese jungle, and admire the many intricate statues and carvings, many of them sexually explicit. From this temple, you can enjoy commanding views of the lush surrounding mountainsides. To visit Sukuh Temple and get the most from your holiday in Solo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Solo trip itinerary website .
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  • This temple is on a mountain terrace with a wonderful view. Best to go in the morning and enjoy the cool air there. You will need to wear a special kind of cloth before entering the grounds available ...  more »
  • No interest, if only for the Balinese who come on pilgrimage. Very disappointed and unlucky time wasn't to go the weather beautiful panorama.
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  • This is worth a visit, as long as you don't have huge expectations - and you take the time to respects the culture behind it. It was built in the 15th century, as the Hindu power was waning. The desig...  more »

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