Prambanan

Yogyakarta – Prambanan

The next temple on the list…Prambanan…

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17km northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47m-high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.Prambanan attracts many visitors from across the world.

As always… Scooter drive to the temple :)

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Prambanan is similar impressive as Borobudur..however the construction of  the temple is completely different..

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It was almost entirely destroyed in 1006 and 2006 and is not yet rebuild completely…

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However, still impressive :)

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One could even enter the temples..But besides some holy figures there was not much to see..

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sooo many details…in such old stones…

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later on we went on to another ruin (Ratu Boko)…near by the Prambanan temple…

Ratu Boko is an archaeological site known to modern Javanese as Kraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko’s Palace. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometres south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The original name of this site is still unclear, however the local inhabitants named this site after King Boko, the legendary king mentioned in Loro Jonggrang folklore. In Javanese, Ratu Boko means “Stork King”.

The ruin was kinda boring…but at least the view over the city was not too bad.

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The view…………………….

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Good luck and goodnight…

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next Jakarta…

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