Did you know that Indonesia is called the Land of a Thousand Temples because there
are so many temples in this country? This number of Indonesian temple is one of the
proofs that the ancients had knowledge of art.
Not a few of these temples are still standing firmly and look majestic. Some of the
temples are included in the following.
Magnificently Standing Temples in Indonesia
Have you ever heard the story about Roro Jonggrang who was cursed by Bandung
Bondowoso? That said, this Prambanan Temple has something to do with the story. It is
said that this temple was built during the 9th century AD.
Based on the Shivgarha Inscription, the original name of Prambanan Temple is actually
Siwagrha Temple, which means Shiva's House. This temple was built as a form of
offering to the three main gods in Hinduism.
At this time, Prambanan Temple is often the place where various events and art events
are held. Then, one more additional information, Prambanan Temple is also included in
the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Not far from Prambanan, there is the Sewu Temple complex. This temple is also one of
the Buddhist relics which although its popularity is not as high as Borobudur and
Prambanan temples, it is also still a magnificent temple in the country.
From its name, Candi Sewu means a thousand. However, there are only 249 temples.
When the Yogyakarta earthquake occurred several years ago, Sewu Temple was also
damaged. Nevertheless, the splendor of this temple is still visible with the main temple
which is about 30 m high.
This Buddhist temple is called the Plaosan Temple which was built by Rakai Pikatan.
Although it is a Buddhist relic, the architecture of this temple is a blend of Buddhism and
The Plaosan Temple complex is divided into two, namely Plaosan Lor and Plaosan
Kidul. About its splendor, you can prove it yourself by going directly to the location. In
fact, this temple was once the location of advertisements that aired on television.
4. Gedong Songo
Coming to Semarang, there is one magnificent temple and its name is Gedong Songo
Temple. This temple was built in the 9th century AD and although the name has the
word songo which means nine, there are only 5 temples here.
The five temples are separated and not only in one area. To find out how amazing this
temple is, visitors must first walk uphill. The reason is, this temple is in the highlands,
about 1200 masl.
From this height, besides being able to see how beautiful Gedong Songo Temple is,
visitors can also enjoy the beautiful natural scenery while you get there. You can also
use horse rental services if you are interested in going around this temple complex.
Of the magnificent temples above, which one do you want to visit first? There are
indeed many Indonesian restaurants that can be easily found not far from these
temples, whatever your choice, hope to keep everyone healthy!