Prambanan temple or local often calls it as Loro Jonggrang Temple is the biggest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia that was built in
Prambanan is a cultural heritage listed in UNESCO. This complex was built by Rakai Pikatan or King Pikatan from Sanjaya Dynasty who married Queen Dhah Pramodhawardani from Syailendra Dynasty. This temple is the harmonization between Hindu and Buddha religion. On the top of the temple which is the sacred place for Hindu
Prambanan temple at the time is considered as the center of the Hindu Buddha culture. This temple is surrounded by hundreds of smaller temples with Hindu and Buddha religion architecture, such as:
Sewu temple is a Buddhist temple with the mixture with Hindu style in the architecture. The marriage of Rakai Pikatan (from Hindu Dynasty) and Queen Pramodhawardani (from Buddha dynasty) caused the mixture of the temple’s architecture. Sewu means Thousands, and this refers to
Bubrah means ruined in
Lumbung temple is one of the chain of Buddhist temple in Pramabanan temple complex. This temple is located closest to Prambanan main temple complex. This temple is functioned as a rice barn by the local people in the ancient age, that’s how this temple called Lumbung or Barn.
Plaosan is a Buddhist temple located not very far from Prambanan temple. But this temple is not included in the Prambanan park. This temple consists 2 temples complexes, Plaosan Lor (North Plaosan) and Plaosan Kidul (South Plaosan). In North Plaosan there are 2 main temples that is often called as twin temple. Meanwhile in South Plaosan there are only small temples called perwara.
Sojiwan temple is a Buddhist temple located 2 kilometers to the south of Prambanan temple. This temple was built between 842 till 850 AD. The name of the temple is taken from the protector of the temple that was mentioned in the inscription, Nini Haji Rakryan Sanjiwana.
Ijo temple is located on top of a hill 4 kilometers away southeast of Boko temple. This temple is still active for some ritual by the Hindu people. The local named it Ijo because it is located on a hill called Gumuk Ijo. If we visit this temple, we can see the scenery of Yogyakarta city from above. We can even see the runway of Adi Sucipto International Airport. You can also see a beautiful sunset from this temple.
Barong temple is located in Candisari, Sambirejo, Yogyakarta. The architecture of this temple is different than the other temple in the region. It has a very large foundation that
Boko temple is a Hindu site that is named after Loro Jonggrang’s father, Ratu Baka or King of Stork. Loro Jonggrang is a Princess figure in the local myth that is believed in the legend to be part of the creation of Prambanan temple. Rather than considered as
Kalasan temple is a small temple located 100 meters
This temple is located not very far from Prambanan and Kalasan. Similar to the other temples in the area, this temple was also built in 8th century during the reign of King Penangkaran to be exact. This temple consists of several
Sambisari temple is a Hindu temple located 4 km away from Prambanan. This temple was built in the 9th century during the reign of King Garung. If you visit this temple, you will find this temple is