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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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  • If you love to watch the Ramayana dance in Prambanan (especially during full moon), try to leave earlier to allow you to go to Plaosan before sunset, and do not forget to bring your handphone or camer...  more »
  • Candi Plaosan ini menurut sejarah dibangun oleh rakai pikatan. Untuk istrinya ratu Pramodhawardani. Candi yang sangat indah dan menggambarkan keromantisan. Sangat wajib dikunjungi. lokasi tidak jauh d...  more »
  • plaosan is the calm twin temple in the border of jogja and klaten located in the north of kalasan temple. I love how the relations between the temple and the sawah around them.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Plaosan lor and plaosan kidul has amazed me with affordable price both local or foreigners, located a kilometers behind the prambanan compounds ;) definitely will come back revisit this calm temple
  • Much smaller and quieter than Borobudur and Prambanan but still beautiful. Nice sunset spot
  • Temple is good, no body go to thats place. Just 3k rupiah you can entered to plaosan temple.
  • Less touristy compared to Prambanan, but worth it for photos. 3k rupiah per entry. A less known, must visit location. Several temple pieces are just recently found in the nearby padi fields so I wonder in the near future this temple can be restored fully.