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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta 52281, Indonesia
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+62 274 496019

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Hindu Temple

This fairly recently discovered temple is set into a depression in the ground with stone steps leading down to it. There are interesting images carved into the stone. Worth a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
cranky225
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fairly recently discovered temple is set into a depression in the ground with stone steps leading down to it. There are interesting images carved into the stone. Worth a visit.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is situated on half hour's drive from Yogyakarta. Better to hire a local cab as it doesn't have bus conectivity.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A well preserved Hindu temple located near the airport in a residential area. The temple is below ground level with steps leading all the way down. It had been buried under the earth for hundreds of years before being discovered and excavated. Its off the beaten track but worth a visit.

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Patna
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a very old temple built out of stone. No worship is held in The Temple but it gives glimpses of the golden era when it was built. It also introduces the culture of the time like a true representation of the time.

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Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

located in the middle of residentials (outskirt sleman yogyakarta), this temple is one of those not-so-touristy spot to visit. even thought the ticket is very cheap, this temple is pretty well-preserved.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The temple is indeed well preserved, and intimate because it's not crowded with tourists (we were about the only people there during our short visit). Well worth the affordable ticket price (2,000 IDR for adult). Minor note: Have exact change ready at entrance. I handed over a 10k note for entrance fee and the guard insisted I paid with 5k... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Based on story the Temple was found when a farmer dug the soil for rice field. Entrance ticket not cost much but the area are well maintenance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

You only pay for Rp. 2000 for the ticket This is huge area and a small temple in the middle. It's beautiful if you take picture from the top.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Our driver suggested we stop here as it was near the airport and was worth a short/quick stop. We liked it, its not as grand as the other temples in the area but was quite nice.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The location is easy to find but it would be a bit crowded once you reach the complex. It's a big complex with almost no tree. So its advisable to visit here not in the daylight...

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