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Prambanan Temple - The Largest Hindu Temple

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia, even in Southeast Asia. The temple is also known as Rara Jonggrang temple was built around the year 850 AD by the House of Sanjaya. The temple which since 1991 established UNESCO as world cultural heritage (World Heritage Wonder) This complex occupies an area of ​​39.8 hectares. Prambanan Temple - The largest Hindu Temple located in Yogyakarta city. Rose as high as 47 meters or five meters higher than Borobudur temple, Prambanan Temple seemingly strong and sturdy. This is consistent with the background development of this temple, which wanted to show the glory of Hindu civilization in the land of Java.


Then why is also called Candi Prambanan Rara Jonggrang? It is associated with a legend that Javanese people believed most of this temple. Once, a prince named Bondowoso fell in love with a beautiful princess his face, he benama Jonggrang Rara. Because no power to reject the love of the prince, the requirement to submit Jonggrang Bondowoso to the temple with 1,000 statues made overnight. The request was nearly fulfilled, before finally managed to ask for help Jonggrang villagers to pound rice and make a big fire that had ambience impressed morning. Feeling cheated, the new Bondowoso make the 999 statues cursed Jonggrang be a statue of the 1,000.

Prambanan is the embodiment of Hindu civilization in the land of Java. This can be seen from the temple structure that describes the core belief in Hinduism, the Trimurti. Prambanan complex has 3 main temples in the primary yard, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva. The three temples are a symbol of Trimurti in Hindu belief. Each main temple has accompanying temple, namely Nandini for Shiva, Swan to Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. In addition, there are 2 temples wedge, 4 color temples and 4 corner temples. In the second there are 224 temples.

Prambanan other privileges that must be witnessed by tourists is the beauty of relief-relief on the wall of the temple. The story of Ramayana to be the main reliefs of this temple. However, other relief that is not less interesting is the Kalpataru tree that the Hindu religion is considered as a tree of life, sustainability, and environmental compatibility. In Prambanan, relief of Kalpataru tree is described middle flanking a lion. The existence of this tree illustrates the Java community the 9th century had wisdom to manage its environment.
For visitors who want to complete the curiosity of the intricacies of the Prambanan temple, visitors can also visited a museum in the temple complex. In this museum, visitors can enjoy an audio visual on the history of the discovery of the Prambanan temple until the renovations are complete. For tourists who visited with the family, at Prambanan temple there are also playgrounds for the kids and a mini train that can deliver these visitors around the area of ​​tourism.


One of the tour event that pity to miss the Ramayana ballet performance. Ramayana ballet is an art show that unite various Javanese arts such as dance, drama, and music on one stage and one momentum to present the Ramayana story, legendary epic written by Valmiki in Sanskrit. The story of Ramayana is sung in this performance is a translation of the sculpted reliefs at Prambanan. Ramayana story carved on the temple is similar to that developing story in oral tradition in India. The road is long and thrilling story summarized in four plays or round, namely: abduction Sprott, Anoman mission to Lanka, Ravana Kumbhakarna or death, and the meeting re-Rama Sinta. This staging has been running since the 1960's and is held every month on full moon nights.

Prambanan temple is located in the village of Prambanan which is administratively divided into two parts, namely between the district of Sleman, Yogyakarta province and Klaten district, Central Java Province.

Located right on the highway make the Yogyakarta-Solo Prambanan temple complex is easy to reach from any direction, either from the direction of Yogyakarta and Solo. If the direction of Yogyakarta, the visitor is issued a fee of Rp 4000 to reach the location. Meanwhile, if traveling from the direction of Solo, visitors spend only USD 6000. For visitors who started the journey from Klaten, many paths to choose from, could use a major bus or bus Yogyakarta-Solo-Klaten majors Terminal Prambanan. Both are just as easily.

D. Ticket Prices
Entrance to distinguish between local tourists with foreign tourists. For the local tourist entrance fee of Rp 8,000, while for foreign tourists entrance fee of U.S. $ 10. Prambanan Temple tourist attraction is open daily starting at 8:00 to 17:00 pm.

E. Accommodation and Other Facilities
In the vicinity of the temple complex of available accommodations and complete facilities, such as hotels / lodging houses, restaurants / restaurants, souvenir shops, stalls telecommunications, and internet cafes. In addition, the presence of the force that guides easily found around the temple will complete the visit of the tourists. Because, they will guide the tourists on the trail-jekak Hindu-Javanese civilization fame with the Prambanan Temple as its main monuments. Let's Travelling to Prambanan Temple - The Largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia.

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