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Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta Region

Explore the partially restored ruins of Sewu Temple, an 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple complex that shares many similarities with the adjacent Hindu temple. Admire the ornate central building, which displays a more rounded, organic aesthetic than its Hindu sibling. The ancient temple spent centuries buried by volcanic debris, during which time its history became intertwined with local myths and folklore. The name translates to "A Thousand Temples"--in reality they number 249--which derives from the popular folktale "The Legend of Loro Jonggrang." Historians believe the complex was originally called "Manjusri grha" (The House of Manjusri). Put Sewu Temple and other Yogyakarta Region attractions into our Yogyakarta Region trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Ceu, it seems to mean 1000, but more than 200 buildings are built around the main tower. Many buildings collapsed in the 2006 Central Java Earthquake, and restoration work has been carried out here and there.
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  • There are three other temples besides Prampanan, which is the largest of the three and has a wide range of refurbishments, so I'd like to point out that it's too far inside. The structure itself is similar to the Frampanan, but there was a tanning fire.
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