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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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  • Very nice. Especially a walk around and in the complex is recommended. Try to go to the many tourists as early as possible to avoid.
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  • Ukuran candi ini tidak terlalu luas. Letaknya tidak jauh dari candi prambanan di kota yogyakarta. Di sekitar candi utama terdapat banyak kepingan candi yang masih belum tersusun kembali. 
  • I stopped by in Borobudur. Park is spacious and comfortable, but the Sun is strong, so had a sunscreen or a hat. Storage conditions are bad. Also played with the cat grass, stay relaxed.
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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.