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Prambanan Temples, Prambanan

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A World Heritage Site and one of the world's finest examples of Hindu art and architecture, Prambanan Temples include eight main and eight minor shrines, along with the remains of some 240 sacred structures. The 9th-century Hindu compound remains one of the largest of its kind in the world. The massive temple dedicated to Shiva features an eye-catching 47 m (154 ft) spire, soaring over lavishly decorated galleries known for their lively scenes from the epic poem "Ramayana," a masterpiece of Indian literature. Note that big crowds begin to assemble here well before noon. Using our world travel planner, Prambanan attractions like Prambanan Temples can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Similar to Borobudur in its current state, you cannot enter the temples which makes the awfully high entry fee even worse. With that said, the Prambanan temple and the other three temples here are... 
    Similar to Borobudur in its current state, you cannot enter the temples which makes the awfully high entry fee even worse. With that said, the Prambanan temple and the other three temples here are...  more »
  • The temple itself worth it to visit, but unexpectedly I faced an unfair treatment due to high foreigner ticket price!! Almost 8 times compare to local!! And with no service at all (no guide... 
    The temple itself worth it to visit, but unexpectedly I faced an unfair treatment due to high foreigner ticket price!! Almost 8 times compare to local!! And with no service at all (no guide...  more »
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  • You might not be actually interested in this Hindu temples but you're just going to visit here because your tour package includes this site together with the Borobudur, or just because it's one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Don't worry. Me too. There are black and ashy spires and tons of rubbles in the perimeter surrounded by nature. Lots of Hindu gods reliefs are etched on the stones, and some statues are enshrined in the cave. Sounds attractive? Considering it is built in the 9th century it's amazing. But to be honest, it's no exciting. A lackluster type of historic site. If I'm well-versed in its historic backgrounds and Hinduism itself, viewpoint changes?
  • Hugely impressive site with an incredible heritage and story. I’d come here early to avoid the heat as there’s a huge space to enjoy and walk around. Good for the family. Heads up the main temple is currently ongoing renovating the 200+ small temples around the site and according to latest estimates could take about 200 years! There’s a bit of noise but it doesn’t derail too much from the experience and communicates the effort involved in restoring the temple to its former glory.

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