Prambanan Temple Java, Indonesia

Largest Hindu temple of ancient Java. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia after Angkor Wat .

Prambanan Temple ((Indonesian: Candi Prambanan, Javanese: ꦫꦫꦗꦺꦴꦁꦒꦿꦁ, romanized: Rara Jonggrang) is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, in southern Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimūrti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia after Angkor Wat.

Prambanan Temple in Java Indonesia

Prambanan temple compounds originally consists of 240 temple structures; which represents the grandeur of ancient Java's Hindu art and architecture, also considered as a masterpiece of the classical period in Indonesia.

A site of 240 temples

The Prambanan compound also known as Rara Jonggrang complex, named after the popular legend of Rara Jonggrang. There were once 240 temples standing in this Shivaite temple complex, either big or small. Today, all of 8 main temples and 8 small shrines in the inner zone are reconstructed, but only 6 out of the original 224 pervara temples are renovated.

Prambanan Temple Architecture

The architecture of the Prambanan temple follows the typical Hindu architecture traditions based on Vastu Shastra. The temple design incorporated mandala temple plan arrangements and also the typical high towering spires of Hindu temples. Prambanan was originally named Shivagrha and dedicated to the god Shiva. The temple was designed to mimic Meru, the holy mountain, the abode of Hindu gods, and the home of Shiva. The whole temple complex is a model of the Hindu universe according to Hindu cosmology and the layers of Loka.

Contact Address & Phone Number:
Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta No.16,
Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Kec. Prambanan,
Kabupaten Sleman,
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571,
Contact Phone Number: +62 274 496401

By Road: From Yogyakarta you can take the TransJogja bus which will take you directly from Jalan Malioboro in Yogyakarta to Prambanan for a fee of IDR 3,600. The journey takes around half an hour and buses leave from 6 am and depart every twenty minutes or so.

Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to Candi Prambanan is Adisutjipto (JOG) Airport which is 7.4 km away. Other nearby airports include Solo (SOC) (38.5 km), Yogyakarta (YIA) (50.7 km) and Ahmad Yani (SRG) (86.7 km).

Prambanan Temple Opening Hours & Closing Time

Prambanan welcomes visitors every day even during the national holiday. Prambanan Temple complex is open from 6 AM to 5 PM daily.

The best time to visit Prambanan temple complex is from April to October. For a complete experience, you should spend aroun 3 hours at Prambanan Temple. If you want to see the magnificent sunset and Ramayana Ballet you can schedule your visit in the afternoon.

Batu Caves Entrance Fees

Prambanan Temple entrance fee for foreign tourists available for 1 to a 7-day pass. The entrance fee is $25 for an adult and $12 for children (3-10 years old).

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