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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta
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Explore the partially restored ruins of Sewu Temple, an 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple complex that shares many similarities with the adjacent Hindu temple. Admire the ornate central building, which displays a more rounded, organic aesthetic than its Hindu sibling. The ancient temple spent centuries buried by volcanic debris, during which time its history became intertwined with local myths and folklore. The name translates to "A Thousand Temples"--in reality they number 249--which derives from the popular folktale "The Legend of Loro Jonggrang." Historians believe the complex was originally called "Manjusri grha" (The House of Manjusri). Put Sewu Temple and other Yogyakarta attractions into our Yogyakarta holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Lokasi nya dekat dengan kota yogya nya. berkendara hanya 30 menit. Wajib dikunjungi jika anda jalan ke yogya 
  • A nice collection of temples, and dozens more that still need to be restored. Impressive. Guided tour done, this spoke even pretty Dutch
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  • Kalo mau ke candi enaknya saat pagi atau sore hari. Kalo siang2 panase pooolll. Saat Sunset sangat indah sekali. Coba deh.. 
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  • Beautifull, Ancient, Peace, And Wonderfull Temple In Prambanan Place.
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  • This Buddhist temple side by side with Prambanan temple that Hindus is always being miss by the Prambanan visitor. It's marvelous temple so don't miss it.
  • Allthough it's at the back of the grounds of Prembanan, people seem to miss it. Don't, because albeit small, it's very pretty. Take the minitrain.
  • Amazing Budhist temple. Literally salvaged from a sea of stones. Excellent reconstruction work, still in progres.