The Sambisari Temple, Yogyakarta

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Observe the Buddhist and Hindu elements of The Sambisari Temple, a small, secluded 9th-century Hindu temple. The temple was accidentally rediscovered in the 1960s when a farmer ploughing his rice field struck its tip--apparently the structure had been buried under volcanic ash. Note the interesting statues and reliefs in the stone, and walk around the well-maintained garden. Visit the onsite museum for more information about the temple's history and architecture. Rarely crowded, this archeological site exudes a peaceful atmosphere. Using our online itinerary creator, Yogyakarta attractions like The Sambisari Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It is very accessible from the airport and you can drop by to this temple, as it is along the way to Prambanan. One thing I like about this place is, it is more serene, not so crowded, actually there ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Square site surrounded by embankments around the ruins of the Hindu temple. Become buried by the eruption of the Merapi mountain once, is dug up it was rebuilt, some still collapsed. Imagine the scene no one knows when or what was at that time was built. It is a temple in a magical atmosphere. Few tourists in a quiet place, so Shiva and Ganesha statues and street, Knightsbridge and.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Sunset dan sunrise di sana melow bgt bikin baperan... berulang kali datang tetep aja bikin semangat So Epic... datanglah kesana saat cuaca cerah dan diwaktu-waktu tersebut gaes..  more »
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  • August 14, 2017
    I see it more as a park than a historical site. Since it's closer to the city than any other Candi as well. There's a small museum located near the ticket box.
  • July 26, 2017
    Hindu temple was built in the 8th century, its one of the evidence that Nusantara, previous name before Indonesia, had already have irrigation system. Its recommended to visit those who atudy asian history.
  • June 29, 2017
    Underground Shiva's temple. So happy it's discovered in 1966 Giant Shiva's lingga on the main temple soround by 8 smaller linggam on every corners. There are 8 of them. Obviously build to praise Lord Shiva
  • June 15, 2017
    Nice little temple, really popular among students and young lovers. Cheap and nice
  • June 28, 2017
    Beautiful small temple.. but the street is too narrow for two car

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The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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