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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta

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 Depok attractions into our Depok trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You will.have a great peacefull time since this temple not many people so you are able to browsing.and selfie  more »
  • A place you will not forget soon the details of the ruins are amazing along with a really cool view from the top. It can be a bit much with the crowds and heat and hawkers but I think for sure worth a...  more »
  • Close to the Hindu Temple Prambanan (same ticket) this Buddhist Temple is smaller but exceptionally beautiful. There are not so many tourists even though there is a small shuttle train.  more »
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  • My favorite temple so far. This Buddhist temple has exquisitely amazing atmosphere. Buy ticket from Prambanan Temple first, and wait for local shuttle bus to take you to this temple. However, I recommend you to go there on foot. So you can enjoy this temple as long as possible, until 5 pm.
  • Buddhis temple in prambanan complex.. you need to walk or rent bicycle or shuttle from prambanan temple.. not so many people come here.. so worth to taking picture..
  • Go here after awesome walk through Prambanan. Rent a bicycle for 10K or wait the shuttle passes you. Coolest ruins and the fact that the temple is Buddhist, also open our eyes that religion tolerance been there for thousand years. The museum is a must visit too, so you can understand better. =)
  • This temple is a part of the Prambanan complex. You won't get in to see this lovely temple by itself - you have to pay $25 US, which is a day light robbery.
  • A really beautiful and magic Buddhist temple in which the time feels like frozen.

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