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“famous monkey face”
Review of Kalasan Temple

Kalasan Temple
Reviewed 19 June 2014

One side of temple is destroyed by earthquake, another side of temple survived. Not permitted to enter building. Famous smiling monkey face above entrance, face looks like smiling Tom in the cartoon Tom & Jerry. One very big tree in the region. You can sit and have rest on the bench below the tree.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

impressive old temple, next to the airport and directly between Yogja and Prambanan. Easy to stop on your way for 20 min, make one round and have some nice pictures of another temple collected. dont remember the cost, I think it was some symbolic 2000 or 5000 IDR

1  Thank Christoph R
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Just a stopover on the way back to the city....small place and peaceful, nestled amongst a little village...can spend some quiet moments here for a little fee of idr2000

Thank asiantraveller882
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

The Kalasan temple or the Tara temple is a small temple located near the main road, the entry costs only Rp2,000.

The southern entrance is the only one that seems to be intact. The surroundings seemed to be some residential areas, and you can see kids I presumed living in that area, playing, cycling around the area.

The good thing about the area is it's not populated with tourists so it would be good to include in your trip.

I could see some of the bricks falling at the west entrance, but I hope that restoration is in the works for this.

I spent about 20 minutes around this temple looking at what's left.

Thank davidko
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

This lovely old temple is surrounded by an old village; you get a real sense of how these old Buddhist temples survived despite the dominant religions changing to Hindu and then Muslim.

Thank AnnLouiseBigPineKey
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