Temples in Yogyakarta That Will Surely Take Your Breath Away

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Temples in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, the sacred city of Java island, is famous for its traditional culture and rich heritage. This royal city is home for some of the best temples in Indonesia. Each of these temples in Yogyakarta has unique intricate carvings and centuries-old monuments that depict the history of the city.

Here is the list of 4 Temples in Yogyakarta That Will Surely Take Your Breath Away

1. Borobudur - The World's Largest Buddhist Temple

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The Borobudur Temple complex is the largest Buddhist temple in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most visited temples in Yogyakarta and in Indonesia, it was built in the 8th-Century. A marvel of Buddhist architecture, with multiple platforms stacked on each other, the temple is capped off with a magnificent dome peering down on top of them.

2. Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta - The Largest Hindu Temple in Southeast Asia

A temple of the 10th century, the Prambanan Temple is the largest temple devoted to Lord Shiva in Indonesia. The temple houses numerous portrayals of the Ramayana with references to Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, the three great Hindu deities, along with three temples devoted to the animals that were believed to serve them. This temple in Yogyakarta is one of the largest Hindu temples in the world and is among the regions the most visited attractions.

3. Candi Ijo, Yogyakarta

Candi Ijo, or the Ijo Temple, occupies a spot roughly at a distance of four kilometres from Ratu Boko. Established during the 10th and 11th centuries, the Candi Ijo is close to Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The compound of the temple adorns the serene hamlet of Groyokan, in the Sambirejo Village.

4. Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta

The second-largest temple complex in Indonesia after the Borobudur Temple Complex, The Sewu Temple Complex is built upon Buddhist principles and sensibilities. It is located about 17km away from the main city of Yogyakarta and is among its foremost structures alongwith the Prambanan and Borobudur temples. The construction of the temple complex was started way back in the 8th- Century by the Matram Kings, although it was discovered only in the 1960s.

Do not forget to witness the royal history of these magnificent temples that date back to several centuries when you pay a visit to Yogyakarta.

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