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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 Yogyakarta online road trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Plaosan Temple and other attractions in Yogyakarta.
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  • Beautiful temple, but a little disappointed compared to Borobudur. On the other hand, much less crowded. You can rent bikes or a cart to the Park and see the other temples.
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  • Went with 4yrs and it was a good stop before going to Prambanan for sunset and after our 2hrs drive from Yogyakarta. Kid enjoyed running around and looking to the spiders and critters around the templ...  more »
  • I advise to take a guide at the entrance, there is always a possibility to find the guide that will explain the site, the history, the discovery of the site, the techniques used, the curious will get their money. 150000rp for 7 persons + an hour...
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