Gedong Songo Temple, Ambarawa

A cluster of small Hindu Javanese buildings built in the 8th century, Gedong Songo Temple sits atop a mountain for views of the surrounding landscape. Representing the oldest Hindu structures in the area, the temple is an early example of architecture erected from the volcanic stone abundant in the Javanese mountains, similar to Dieng Plateau. You can drive a car to the site, but consider renting a ride on horseback from town for an authentic, local feel. Make Gedong Songo Temple a part of your Ambarawa vacation plans using our Ambarawa sightseeing planner.
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  • There are five sets of temples on this mountain side. They are all well worth it and you can't just call it quits after the third one. Along the way - between the 3rd/4th one - you will also be able.....  more »
  • This is one of closest, easy to reach and favourite place if I want to getaway from the heat of Semarang. I like to enjoy this place in a different way with my family. We like to arrive at dawn...  more »
  • Historical place good for holiday education, one of well known temple in central java, beautiful scenery and clean air. Also you can riding a horse in here or just took some photos. Unfortunately there is just small parking lot provided near the temple but you can park your vehicle beside the temple. Just for tip you have to go very early morning because there will be traffic jam at 8:00AM above.
  • A huge complex consisting of nine Hindu temples. Also you'll see a nice view from the complex, overlooking the nearby lowlands. Beware: if you don't have good stamina or don't like hiking then this place is likely not for you to visit.
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