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World Heritage Site #642 :: Prambanan Temple Compounds

World Heritage Site #642 :: Prambanan Temple Compounds

Table of Contents Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

Alluring sister cities

Alluring sister cities

By QISHIN TARIQ Catch a glimpse of the past and a peek into the future while in Yogyakarta and Solo. FROM the outside, the humble single storey Adi Sucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta seemed more like a bus station. “The airport will be expanded if there is a need to,” said one of the airport […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

Ancient marvels in Yogyakarta

Ancient marvels in Yogyakarta

I’m in a minivan travelling along a gravel road just outside the heart of Yogyakarta, and things are getting decidedly, shall we say, rustic. The sound of cicadas chirping accompanies a chorus of bullfrogs. I stare out of the window tentatively, my eyes adjusting slowly to the fading light. I think: This can’t be where […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

Sacred in the sun

Sacred in the sun

By Budsarakham Sinlapalavan, The Nation, ANN There’s plenty to see in Yogyakarta town but it’s the temples of Prambanan and Borobudur that really enthrall visitors to Central Java. Sitting in the centre of Indonesia’s Java island, Yogyakarta, or Yogya as it’s affectionately known, is the heart and soul of ancient Javanese culture. The centre of […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travel Tip @ Prambanan

Cultural immersion

Cultural immersion

ADMIT it. You, independent traveller, yearn to experience something different, to visit cool places few have been, and then gloat about larger-than-life experiences in exotic cities. Yogyakarta, Jakarta’s cultured sibling in central Java, will provide you with plenty of conversation starters. I nominate the following as my favourite Yogyakarta experiences, in no particular order: Kraton […]

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Prambanan Temple Compounds :: 3D Panorama

Prambanan Temple Compounds :: 3D Panorama

| | | | | | | Prambanan Temples Brahmana Stupa, Prambanan Temple

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Prambanan Travel Tip :: Shopping & Dining

Prambanan Travel Tip :: Shopping & Dining

| | | | | | | Buy Hawkers hassle tourists near the entry gate but will generally take the hint after a terima kasih (thank you) or two. There is a large market just outside the gate selling lots of touristy souvenirs. Eat There are many good value Indonesian warungs in and around Prambanan. […]

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Prambanan Travel Tip :: Transport

Prambanan Travel Tip :: Transport

| | | | | | | The nearest major cities are Yogyakarta, 17 kilometres to the south west and Solo about 40 kilometres to the north east. The main road connecting these two large cities passes right by Prambanan and this makes transport links very straightforward. The nearest actual town to Prambanan is Klaten, […]

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Prambanan Travel Tip :: Sightseeing

Prambanan Travel Tip :: Sightseeing

| | | | | | | Entrance Fees The main site of modern day Prambanan complex is inside a large, landscaped park. The complex is open daily from 6AM to 6PM. Try to get there early to beat the heat. Entry costs Indonesians less than $1, while foreigners are charged a fixed tourist rate […]

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About Prambanan Temple Compounds

About Prambanan Temple Compounds

| | | | | | | On the road to Solo 17km northeast of Yogyakarta, the temples at Prambanan village are the best remaining examples of Java’s period of Hindu cultural development. Not only do these temples form the largest Hindu temple complex in Java, but the wealth of sculptural detail on the great […]

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