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Prambanan Temple

Vacation Travel Guide
Prambanan Temple which includes heritage architecture and a ruin

Embark on a fantastical toy train journey through a compound of spectacular pointed Hindu temples built more than 1,000 years ago.

With its otherworldly appearance and elaborate décor, the Prambanan Temple is considered a masterpiece of Hindu architecture. The 8th-century spiritual compound consists of many temple buildings that seem to rise from the ground with jagged gray spikes. Admire the spectacular architecture and profound meaning of this exceptional UNESCO heritage site.

Gaze up at the tall central tower, which is 154 feet (47 meters) high. It stands at the heart of the compound and is flanked by smaller shrines. Enter this enormous temple and explore its four rooms containing various statues of Shiva. Take a guided tour of the large complex for a more comprehensive understanding of the various temples and spiritual artifacts.

See the towers at night, when artificial light illuminates the pointed buildings. Capture photos of the temples at sunset, as the towers become silhouettes against the darkening sky.

Lay down a blanket on a patch of grass in the parkland surrounding the temple complex. Consider the effort that went into constructing the extraordinary site more than 1,000 years ago. According to Hindu legend, a love-struck man built the entire site in one evening to meet a challenge set by the woman he craved. It is said she cheated by using fire to fake the sunrise and he turned her into a statue as punishment.

Note that the three main temples are dedicated to the Hindu deities of Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. Ride the small train around the vast compound.

Arrive at the complex any day of the week from early morning until late afternoon. Expect rainy weather from November to March. There is a fee to enter, with discounts for students.

Find the Prambanan Temple about 11 miles (17 kilometers) north-east of Yogyakarta, on the provincial border that separates Central Java from the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Visit some of the nearby sights, such as the Masjid Krapyak, the Masjid Nurul Falaq and the Musholla Assalam.

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Homestay Damandiri Prambanan
Homestay Damandiri Prambanan
2.5 out of 5
Jl. Karangmojo, RT 001/ RW 01, Karan, Tamanmartani, Prambanan, Sleman, Prambanan, D.I Yogyakarta
The price is NT$249 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Situated in Prambanan, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ramayana Ballet and Prambanan Temple. Lumbung Temple and Sewu Temple are also within 1 mi (2 ...
Homestay Damandiri Prambanan
Poeri Devata Resort Hotel
Poeri Devata Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
Klurak - Taman Martani, Kalasan, Sleman, Prambanan, Yogyakarta
This family-friendly Prambanan hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Ramayana Ballet and Prambanan Temple. Plaosan Temple and Ratu Boko ...
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RedDoorz near Prambanan Temple
RedDoorz near Prambanan Temple
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Raya Jogja - Solo KM 17, Srimulyo, Prambanan, Central Java
The price is NT$288 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in Prambanan, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sojiwan Temple and Prambanan Temple. Lumbung Temple and Plaosan Temple are also within 2 mi (3 ...
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RedDoorz near Candi Ratu Boko
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Jl. Raya Piyungan - Prambanan, Bokoharjo, Prambanan
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Poeri Devata Resort Hotel
Poeri Devata Resort Hotel
3 out of 5
Klurak - Taman Martani, Kalasan, Sleman, Prambanan, Yogyakarta
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Homestay Damandiri Prambanan
Homestay Damandiri Prambanan
2.5 out of 5
Jl. Karangmojo, RT 001/ RW 01, Karan, Tamanmartani, Prambanan, Sleman, Prambanan, D.I Yogyakarta
The price is NT$249 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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RedDoorz near Prambanan Temple
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2.5 out of 5
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Simply Homy Villa Prambanan
Simply Homy Villa Prambanan
3 out of 5
Jl. Bogem, Keniten, Tamanmartani, Kecamatan Kalasan, Kabupaten Sleman, Prambanan
The price is NT$3,994 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
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2 out of 5
Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta KM 14.5, Kalasan, Yogyakarta
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Bueno Colombo Hotel
Bueno Colombo Hotel
3 out of 5
Jl. Raya Jogya - Solo KM 14, Kalasan, Yogyakarta
The price is NT$1,198 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
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OYO 3846 Rumah Prambanan Syariah
OYO 3846 Rumah Prambanan Syariah
3 out of 5
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Rumah Bungur Jogja
Rumah Bungur Jogja
3 out of 5
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The price is NT$759 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
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