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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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  • Visit this one first, before going to Prambanan, as it's smaller and less impressive. It won't be crowded though. There were more chickens than people when we dropped by.  more »
  • I along with my family visited the Sambisari Temple at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 25th April 2017. We visited this place in the afternoon en route to Prambanan Temple (as the two places are close by). T...  more »
  • Once you are visiting Pambanan Temple, it is a good stopover.  Sambisari temple  is not properly restored may be due to lack of government willingness but still it is worth visit. You can appreciate t...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beautiful small temple.. but the street is too narrow for two car
  • Beautiful small temple. We were the only people there so it was very quiet and peaceful. Found only recently (1966) during construction work, it is restored to beauty. Definitely worth of visiting.
  • A hindu temple which has good views but lack of parking space or visitor information signs

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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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