As is known that Jogja is one of the famous areas that has many tourist attractions. Local tourists and foreign tourists also often visit Jogja to explore various corners of the city of Jogja who always offer beauty. Some popular tourist attractions such as Malioboro, Parangtritis Beach, Jogja Palace, and Kaliurang are the most visited. The number of delicious culinary in Jogja is also one of the tourists’ attractions, both local and foreign. Then over time, now Jogja tourist attractions are also increasingly diverse. One of the cheap tourist attractions that are currently favored by all circles is Temple Tourism. Not only Prambanan Temple, but many temples in Jogja offer beauty and must be visited. For those of you who are interested in enjoying the beauty of temples in various corners of Jogja, here are a row of temples in Jogja our recommendations.
- Temple of Queen Boko
One of the popular temples in Jogja is the Queen Boko temple, a historic site for the development of the Hindu dynasty in Indonesia, especially in Java. The temple located 19 km in the east of Yogyakarta was found around the 17th century by the Dutch named H.j. De Graaf.
Queen Boko temple is on a hill with a height of 200 masl, where above altitude, tourists can enjoy the beauty of the city of Yogyakarta. For those of you who visit Yogyakarta, you shouldn’t miss stopping and see the beauty of Queen Boko’s temple.
- Prambanan Temple
Who doesn’t know the Prambanan Templei which is located 20 km east of Yogyakarta. Prambanan Temple is crowned UNESCO as a temple with the most beautiful architecture in the world. A long time ago, the site with historical value was a favorite tourist attraction for tourists, both from within and outside the country. The area of Prambanan Temple is around 39.8 ha, which around this site was developed into a green garden and there were various kinds of souvenir shops. Besides enjoying the beauty of building architects, Prambanan Temple also offers exotic panoramas, especially for tourists who come in the afternoon.
- Sambisari Temple
Sambisari Temple is also one of the most visited temples by tourists. The temple is located in Purwomartani, Kalasan, Sleman, this is an ancient Mataram kingdom relict with an area of 50×48 meters. Just pay the ticket price of IDR 5 thousand, you can already enjoy the beauty of architecture that often caused amazement.
- Ijo Temple
The temple in Jogja, which you must visit next, is the Ijo Candi, located 18 km to the east of Yogyakarta. The Ijo Temple was built on a green hill or Ijo Gumuk around the 9th century and became one of the highest temples in Jogja, with a height of 375 meters. Ijo Temple offers the beauty of the charming natural panorama, especially in the afternoon. Just pay a fee of IDR 5 thousand, you can enjoy the beauty of the Ijo Candi architecture building loaded with historical values.
- Temple Barong
Temple in Jogja, which you must visit next is Barong Temple, which is the relics of the medang kingdom. The Barong Temple has a Hindu style, which used to serve as a place to worship the god of Vishnu and his wife. Barong Temple has a unique building form, which has three levels without the main temple. If you come to Barong Temple, tourists will only be charged a fee of IDR 5 thousand.
- Kalasan Temple
The temple located in Kalibening Village, Tiramani, Sleman Regency has a layer of temple cover called Bajralepa. Bajralepa is a kind of plaster in fine stone carvings, and detailed bajralepa decoration is one characteristic of Kalasan Temple, also found in Sari Temple. Holidays here are very affordable because the entrance ticket to Kalasan Temple is only IDR 5,000.
- Sewu Temple
The temple located in Bener Dukuh, Bugisan Village, Prambanan Subdistrict, Klaten Regency is the second largest Buddhist temple in Central Java after Borobudur Temple. Although no thousand (sewu), the name is used because of Loro Jonggrang’s legend.
You who had here before 2006, must have felt a significant difference because Sewu Temple suffered damage due to a large earthquake in May, 2006. You only need to pay IDR 10,000 to enter the temple area. A pair of Arca Despala escorted each entrance, and the guard’s giant Arca was high about 2.3 meters.
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