Friday, September 4, 2009

Java Jamboree: Roaming Prambanan Temple

While in Yogyakarta, make it a point to visit Prambanan Temple! The temple which is characterised by a 47 m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples, all spotting typical Hindu temple architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Prambanan temple complex originally consisted of three zones -the outer zone, the middle zone and the inner zone. The outer zone, a large space marked by a rectangular wall long destroyed, was said to be either a sacred park, or an ashram,which was the priests' boarding school. The middle zone consists of hundreds of small temples while the inner zone contains eight main temples and eight small shrines. Prambanan Temple which was closed to the public after the 2006 earthquake incidentally was reopened some weeks later even though the head of Yogyakarta Archaeological Conservation Agency announced that it would take months. My friends and I were thus lucky. We got to roam the complex and see the Pervara Temples, the Vahana Temple and the Trimurti, the three main shrines dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu...

Prambanan Temple...

Traveling Tip: Roam!


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footiam said...

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