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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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  • Violent collapse due to the earthquake, but still left remains of a small Tower of more than 240. Or less people who come here come Loro John Grand Temple is calm and we could see.
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  • Candi Sewu is quieter but not any less majestic than its Prambanan counterpart. You will hardly get disturbed by other tourists and are able to better admire and appreciate the grand temple. There is ...  more »
  • It is a temple located at the back of the Prambanan Temple premises. In the temple is located in the back because almost no tourists, pretty much collapsed now also carried out repair and reconstruction work. See the Stone Shrine are restoring not just doctors, Buddhist, so it seems.
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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.