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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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  • very nice surprise, I even preferred to borobudur because the site is extensive and consists of several monuments, sometimes to a God sometimes to another... It's gorgeous! opens at 6: 00, costs 337.000 per adult. come on the opening to be quiet, don't forget not candi sewu (on the same site and included in ticket), then take your motorcycle to stroll in the rice fields around, towards the waterfall sri getuch, it's magic!
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  • I went there after seeing Prambanan temple (I took a scooter there) - it's much smaller, parts of it are not really restored (which makes it interesting for me), there are much fewer tourists so the v...  more »
  • When you visit Prambanan Temple, come early at the opening, because Sewu Temple is in the same area, same ticket and Plaosan Temple is 10 min drive from Prambanan but less people  more »

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