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Prambanan Hindu Temples in Central Java

Written By: herbrunbridge - May• 23•10

One of the lesser Prambanan temples adjacent to Candi Shiva Mahadeva

Prambanan is a significant temple complex that contains over 240 temples, 16 of which stand in the central courtyard. Built in the 9th century ACE, they weren’t formally excavated until the late 1930s. The best known of these temples is the magnificent Candi Shiva Mahadeva, standing more than 150 feet high, and sporting numerous carvings depicting scenes in the life of Lord Rama. The story unfolds chronologically when you ascend the eastern stair case, then work your way around the temple clockwise. 

The entrance to Candi Shiva Mahadeva can be found at GPS S07°45.117’  E110°29.453’ The Prambanan temples are 20 km from Jogjakarta, and 3km from the neighboring temple complex of Plaosan, which should be visited on the same trip.

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