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Sukuh Temple, Solo

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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 on your trip to Solo, use our Solo itinerary planner.
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  • Many reviews highlight the explicit statues but this temple is a lovely place to visit and enjoy the history and the countryside nearby.  more »
  • This is a really unique temple, indeed Aztec-looking if small. Mainly notorious for its "x-rated" statues and reliefs (you could not factually describe them on tripadvisor, because the censorship soft...  more »
  • The temple looks beautiful, meaningful and fresh air. Sadful to see the grafity made by irresponsible hands. It must be stopped. Trust the authority, the local tourist board and locals will keep the p...  more »