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Prambanan Temples, Prambanan

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
A World Heritage Site and one of the world's finest examples of Hindu art and architecture, Prambanan Temples include eight main and eight minor shrines, along with the remains of some 240 sacred structures. The 9th-century Hindu compound remains one of the largest of its kind in the world. The massive temple dedicated to Shiva features an eye-catching 47 m (154 ft) spire, soaring over lavishly decorated galleries known for their lively scenes from the epic poem "Ramayana," a masterpiece of Indian literature. Note that big crowds begin to assemble here well before noon. Using our world travel planner, Prambanan attractions like Prambanan Temples can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On the 14th day of my tour around Java with the Java Private Tour, I got the first time to visit this UNESCO world heritage historical site, this place is one of the wishlist that I submitted to the.....  more »
  • The best plan is to enjoy the magnificent sunset view on the temple.Unfortunately,it was a rainy day when we visited.  more »
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  • It's the place which you must go if you're have any interest in historical building. This place is large, this place has some souvenir market and food market of course. This place are popular in Indonesia, so if you planned going here it will better if you go here not in vacation time. This place is hot, wearing a cap or umbrella may helping to avoid that. You will find a unique experience if you go here (that's happened to me, so I only guess about this). There's a night show which tells the story about this place too, I recommend to go here at night if you want to see it (I don't see it when I go here). Overall it was a good place to go if you take a trip to East Java.
  • Impressive complex of temples. Better to get a guide to really grasp and understand the history. Quite pricey entrance but that's definitely a one of kind visit, it partly survived a massive earthquake in 2006 and hopefully all those visits will help rebuilding at some point in time the falling buildings. Just on a lower note, to exit the complex you have to get through a massive amount of sellers/shops and stands who are all the same, and calling you to buy stuff.
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