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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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  • Selain menilik sejarah, di sini kita juga bisa mengabadikan sunset ataupun sunrise. Sama-sama bagusnya. 
  • The place is only 45 minutes from Jogja, and very near to prambanan Temple. to enjoy the wonderful sunrise, please be there around 4:30Am. 
  • All these temples are located nearby, steps are definitely steep to walk. Would recommend going early morning to avoid the local school tours crowd. Also it gets way too hot my midday.