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Prambanan Temple Compounds

Listed under Temples in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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A visit to Prambanan is like stepping into a mysterious legend. Densely carved, geometric, dark stone towers of varying sizes seem to actively grow out of the sandy ground, surrounded by rambling greenery. This is Indonesia's largest Hindu temple complex, structured in the traditional symbolic style as a microcosm of the universe. Its three central temples to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu tower over the rest, of which there are over two hundred. The Ramayana is performed here in the Summer to honour the Hindu story, and the area is renowned for its heavenly sunsets.

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“Prambanan Temple Compounds”

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 … Read more...

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