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Sukuh Temple, Solo
(3.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Cool place. Semblance with Mayan temples on the other side of the world quite striking. Apparently destroyed when Islam came to Indonesia. Check it out. There is an impressive waterfall close by. 
  • One of my favourite temples in Java, but a long way from Solo, along small and windy roads on the western slopes of Gunung Lawu. I would do this as a combined tour of Candi Cetoh (I did not review Cet...  more »
  • Moderately interesting because the main part is inaccessible for restoration. Too bad, the temple has beautiful sculptures and intriguing structure, with three terraces perched on the mountain. Learn about the end of the work before go you...
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