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Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta

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Visit Plaosan Temple to see the imposing twin temples of this partially restored 9th-century Buddhist complex. Two box-shaped temples identical in style sit side by side, their roofs a mass of bulbous stupas (pointed reliquaries), rising to a central pinnacle. Step inside to view impressive sculptured reliefs on the walls and stone statues guarding the empty lotus pedestal of bronze deities, long since pilfered. Two fearsome dwarapala--huge stone guardians--guard the entrances to each temple. Hundreds of smaller shrines and stupas surround the twin main temples, a handful of which have undergone restoration. Uniquely for structures like this, the complex bears an inscription with the names of those who built it. Put Plaosan Temple into our Yogyakarta vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 25 dollars to see a temple, you don't think it is a bit too much ? Go to Plaosan temple next to eat it is 30cts and that is worth it.  more »
  • This temple complex is a 10 min drive from Prambanan Temples but is on a smaller scale. I definitely enjoyed this stop even after spending a couple hours at the Prambanan temples. It was a diff style ...  more »
  • The temple itself isn't as impressive as the Prambanan complewx but it's close to it so if you visit Prambanan and you leave at about 5PM, go there at least to check out the sunset, with Mt Merapi in ...  more »
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  • We didn't enter this site because the view from outside is awesome enough for you to pose plus they were having a shooting when we asked the guard for entry. But the guard suggested that we should go to the next site which a 3 minute walk from the North one. Good view for photo because we can have Merapi Mount in our picture.
  • Slowly being rebuilt, the area will be huge once completed. At the moment there isn't too much to see but is worth stopping by after visiting Prambanan. This to me is a must see as the temple celebrates the mixture of two religions of Hindu and Buddhism.
  • This temple so beautifull especially if you come here in the morning. The sunrise so beautifull here. If you like photography you can take a picture in the middle of the field that is surrounding the temple.
  • You will get an incredible view not less than the prambanan temple
  • Good buddhist temples. Visit it before Prambanan so that you can enjoy it.