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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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  • Candi sukuh terletak didaerah berhawa sejuk di timur kota solo. Untuk lebih nyaman, sebaiknya rental kendaraan dari solo supaya leluasa mengunjungi tempat lain yang berada disekitarnya juga. Candi suk...  more »
  • We initially to the temple nor so much they didn't want to, but we had a day in the Solu and we got a great offer from a German couple to join them, and go by car take a look at the temple. The price of the car, we share, we drive cost slightly more than if we went alone on the scooter. The driver was an older man and he wanted it perfectly. We've had enough time, and even if he could not aniglicky, there was no problem in communication. Just understand what we want:) The temple is very beautiful. Although it is small and even building art compares to Borobudur, but the loneliness when you're in it, the atmosphere of the ancient ruins! I think that exactly such a place looking for each cestovel after Java. A good bonus is even around the temple, where are the precious tea plantations and a waterfall! I recommend at least an hour to spend here as well:)
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  • After a walk by 9 km from Ceto we visit the temple. Newly restored. Bad luck with the view because of fog. The architecture: a precursor/small version of Ceto. With maybe some similarity to a Mayan structure (but that seems rather folklore). Who for erotica: there is better in the world. Who for relief comes: beautiful pieces! Be prepared for a long but beautiful drive.
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