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Plaosan Temple, Yogyakarta

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. By using our Sewon online road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Plaosan Temple and other attractions in Sewon.
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  • A very small entrance fee. Very serene location. Take time to wander around, take pictures. A lot smaller than other temple sites but in a way, better. Highly recommend visiting Palosan  more »
  • Wonderful site! Not to be missed. We take full eyes. It is advisable to have a guide with explanations. We really loved JAVA
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  • If you searching for alternative temples to visit, I personally recommend you to visit this temple and Ijo temple (in different area) First, this temple is not 'commercialized' yet, so the entrance fe...  more »

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