7 Most Charming Temples in Yogyakarta

7 Most Charming Temples in Yogyakarta

Jogja is the place where the famous Prambanan Temple is located. The tourist attraction of the temple in Jogja is one of the pride in tourism sector. Jogja has a number of temples that are amazing with artistic value and classic architecture.

As a result of human civilization, the temple is very thick with historical values ​​and tells about how human society in that place when the temple was built. There are a number of temple attractions in Jogja that you should visit.

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7 Most Charming Temples in Yogyakarta

1.      Prambanan Temple

Prambanan temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, even in Southeast Asia. This temple is known as Rara Jonggrang Temple, built around 850 AD by Wangsa Sanjaya and became an interesting landmark of Jogjakarta among a number of tourist attractions of Jogja.

One of the privileges of this Hindu temples is the reliefs that stick to the walls. The story of Ramayana became the main relief of this temple. However, another relief is Kalpataru tree which in Hinduism is considered as the tree of life, sustainability, and harmony of the environment.

2.      Kalasan Temple

Kalasan temple or also called Tara Temple is a sacred building dedicated to Dewi Tara, also a monastery for priests. Kalasan temple was built as a tribute to Pancapana marriage of the Sanjaya dynasty with Dyah Pramudya Wardhani of the Syailendra dynasty. Kalasan built in 778M so it is the oldest Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta.

3.      Sewu Temple

Sewu Temple is a Buddhist temple built in the 8th century, about 800m north of Prambanan Temple. Sewu Temple is the second largest Buddhist temple complex after Borobudur Temple, and older than Prambanan Temple.

4.      Sambisari Temple

Sambisari temple has its own uniqueness compared to other Hindu temples, which is located under the surface of the soil as deep as 6.5 m. If you see it from the side, this temple seems to emerge from underground. To enter the tourist attractions of this temple, you can pay $0.3 for each person.

5.      Ratu Boko Temple

Only about 3 km(s) south of Prambanan Temple, there is another ancient Mataram Kingdom relic, Ratu Boko temple. This temple was built during the reign of Rakai Panangkaran, one of the descendants of Wangsa Syailendra.

According to historians, this temple is multifunctional, as a palace, fortress, place of worship, and cave. Ratu Boko temple has the privilege, which has profane character which is indicated by the existence of keputren and paseban.

6.      Sari Temple

Sari temple is located not far from Kalasan Temple, about 3 km(s) to the east. This temple is a Buddhist, it appears from the stupa at its peak. Sari temple is estimated to be built in the 8th century AD during the reign of Rakai Panangkaran along with the Kalasan Temple.

7.      Ijo Temple

Ijo Temple is the name of a bathing complex located in Bukit Ijo. The name of the temple is taken from the name of the location of the temple in Ijo Hill. Ijo is the highest hill in Prambanan, Sleman, with the highest peak of about 410 meters above the sea level (asl).

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