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Gedong Songo Temple, Ambarawa

4.6
#8 of 70 in Historic Sites in Central Java
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
A cluster of small Hindu Javanese buildings built in the 8th century, Gedong Songo Temple sits atop a mountain for views of the surrounding landscape. Representing the oldest Hindu structures in the area, the temple is an early example of architecture erected from the volcanic stone abundant in the Javanese mountains, similar to Dieng Plateau. You can drive a car to the site, but consider renting a ride on horseback from town for an authentic, local feel. Make Gedong Songo Temple a part of your Ambarawa vacation plans using our Ambarawa sightseeing planner.
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  • I really like the riding horse to the top of the hills. there is the best part there is nine temples.  more »
  • There are five sets of temples on this mountain side. They are all well worth it and you can't just call it quits after the third one. Along the way - between the 3rd/4th one - you will also be able.....  more »
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  • I visited this place for the first time in 2011, and at that time it was still barely developed, and there was no paved pathway along the way to see all temples. However, it was better, in my opinion, as everything still looks natural and the situation is very quiet and peaceful. I returned to this place a week ago, and now it is totally different. It is better in terms of safety for the visitors as they now put a paved pathway with guardrail throughout the site. However, they have a tacky amusement center right in the middle of the site, totally unmatched with the surroundings. I prefer the old version of this place as the temple is supposed to be a sacred place for the believers.
  • good nature and heritage. You can explore by foot or riding horse. There are hot spring too. if you want to dip in hot spring, don't forget to bring some change
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