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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • The temple was very quiet, we were the only visitors. The complex is huge but was severly damaged in the 2006 earthquake. Still the complex is interesting because of the structure and the design. 
  • 三月初来这里是淡季,躲过了寒假中国游客很少,只是经常有雷阵雨。有点像暹粒的吴哥窟,值得一看。 拍照用的是奥林帕斯的防水相机,里面有个剧场模式,拍雷雨云不错。 
  • Worth the small deviation of Borobudur to view this set of temples. Less tourists walking a lot more comfortable.
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  • 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.
  • Famous by its legendary Roro Jonggrang story
  • It's almost an amazing that the crowds ignore this but this is as good as Prambanan if not better.
  • We visited this temple while the main temple was very crowded, but there was not a soul around here. Don't skip it, it's also very nice and perfect to enjoy without the crowds.
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