The astonishing temples of Prambanan, believed to be the proof of love from Bandung Bondowoso to Princess Loro Jonggrang, are the best remaining examples of Java’s extended period of Hindu culture. Located 17 km northeast of Yogyakarta, the temples represent the wealth of sculptural detail and considered as one of the Indonesia’s most phenomenal examples of Hindu art. Legend says that there were once a thousand temples stand in the area, but due to a great earthquake in the 16th century, accelerated by the treasure hunters and locals searching for material, lots of the temples are gone now, although initiatives to restore the temples have been conducted to some extent.
Staying around Yogyakarta, Solo, or Magelang, visitors can base themselves in one of the great selection of hotels, and also visit some amazing art and cultural sites, including Sultan’s palaces, handicraft industries, and many other great temples.
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