Indonesia is a rich country with the legacy of the past people, the evidence of the Indonesian past civilization is proved by the temples that is many found in Indonesia. These temples have been built thousand years ago by the advanced civilization, as we can see in the temple architecture; there are murals and other written literary artifacts. And in this chance this article want to provides the top 10 temples in Indonesia you must visit.
Borobudur is located in Central Java and it is very famous and it is well known locally and internationally, since it is the largest Buddhist temple on planet earth ever built. With the great architecture and reliefs, this is the world greatest discovery and world’s treasure. Until now the experts can’t predict the time when the Borobudur was built, it can be built before the century.
There are many found temples in Central Java, since Central java is the central location of Hindu and Buddhist kingdom in the past, such as Prambanan temple, it is the greatest Hindu temple, along with Borobudur; Prambanan is located in central java/Yogyakarta. Prambanan was built in the year 850. Prambanan has so many great temples that were built only in one night, according to the local tale.
Another temple in central java, it is located in Kalasan, Yogyakarta. Kalasan temple was built in the late 8th century. It is near with Hindu’s Prambanan temple, but Kalasan temple is categorized as the Buddhist temple. There are many Hindu/Buddhist temples were found there.
Still in Central Java, the region where the most Buddhist/Hindu temples were found, there is Mendut Temple in Magelang, Central Java. This is Buddhist Temple located not far from Borobudur Temple.
Arjuna temple is located in Banjarnegara, Central Java. According to the expert, it was built in the late of 7th or 8th century. Temples are usually found in the river side or in the hill or mountain, so did with Harjuna Temple.
Barong Temple is an Old Mataram kingdom’s temple. This is Hindu temple, since Mataran kingdom is a Hindu temple. It was found in the late 9th century. It is located in Prambanan, Yogyakarta.
In the West java, there is only one Hindu temple was found, that is Cangkuang Temple, which is located in Garut. According to the expert, this is the first and the only one Hindu temple in West java.
Dadi Temple is located in Tulungagung, East Java. Just like the common temples were found, Dadi Temple also found in the mountain or plateau. So it is difficult to reach Dadi Temple by vehicle, visitors should walk by foot to get there.
Gedong Songo Temple
Gedong Songo Temple is located in the complex of Hindu temples in Ambarawa, Central Java. Gedong Songo Temple is also located in the plateau, it is in Ungaran Mountain. There is five temples there.
Sari temple is also located in Kalasan, there were many temple found, includes Sari Temple. Sari Temple is a Hindu temple, and there are still many temples left in Kalasan.