Sunday, July 29, 2007

Prambanan Temple

The Candi/temple names derived from the village where it is located. Also known as Loro Jonggrang temple, Prambanan temple is the biggest and the most beautiful hindu temple in Indonesia. The temple complex of Prambanan lies among green fields and villages. It has eight shrines, of which the three main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.

The first open-air theater on the southern side of the temple was built in 1960 and the new theater on the western side of the temple in 1988. During full moon evenings in the month from May to October, the Ramayana ballet is performed right here.

This temple is easy to visit. Only 17 Kilometers from Yogyakarta, you can reach it using taxy, bus, or minibus. Cause so near with Yogyakarta, you don't need to rent hotel room. Less than an hour from Yogyakarta, stay there for a while, and than back to Yogyakarta. 5 hours trip will be enough if you don't have any other interesting place around to visit.

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