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The Sambisari Temple

Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #8 of 70 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Paying a visit to this temple is a must while travelling to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Was buried and later found by a farmer cultivating the rice field, Sambisari temple has become a magnificent mystery of an underground temple in Yogyakarta. We took the students to have Field Trip in Sambisari temple plenty of times and they were really impressed. Alam Bahasa... More

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Dusseldorf/Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

.. because it is built in some kind of a basement. And an attraction close to the main hotels a little off the road to Prambanan.

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Quezon City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Surrounded by a hug lot of sand and gravel, the temple resembles a playground more than a heritage site. There's nothing much to see here but sand and stones.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is a saying - for you to experience the place, travel like a local. Grabbing the opportunity to look around Yogyakarta, I joined a bike tour offered by the hotel. The way was mostly ok, we passed through a lot of rice paddies and quaint houses built with heavy java inflences. The temple by itself is quite small but... More

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Tangerang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First time I went here was with my Uncle and cousin in 2013, but in July 2014 I decided to visit this temple with my friend to spend the time before breakfasting or "ngabuburit". The temple was same as I visited last year, it didn't change at all. The temple is located below the land because it was found by... More

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Sleman, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you dont have enough money to visit some temples in Yogya, try this place. Only Rp2rb (USD 0,1)! Hidden temples are underground

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East Bay, near San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This small Hindu temple is quiet, un-touristed, and lovely. Be prepared for steps, since the temple is sunken. The site consists of one, lovely, restored main temple, and several unrestored side buildings. Climbing the steps to the main temple brings you to the sacred "linga" area. Other lovely statues are inset into niches on the outside of the building. Since... More

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

So you went to Prambanan and Borobudur temples while you're in Yogya? Boring. Please visit this secluded temple that not many people know! It might be a little difficult to find, but the price of admission is way cheap, anyway. Never in doubt to visit this one. Unlike other temples which makes you have to take the stairs to go... More

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I really liked this temple. A little off the beaten track but very close to Yogya airport. It was so much more peaceful than the over-rated Prambanan. This is the most picturesque temple we saw in Indonesia, including Tanah Lot.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I went there by motorbike. At first I cannot find it, cause it is "underground", but a small sign seems to show me that I have reach, so I stop and ask the people if this is the place. This temple really surprise me. Very peaceful, quiet temple in a village setting.

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