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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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That Underground Surprise

Sambisari has been underground for a long long time before it was uncovered and researched in the '70s. The tip of the temple was found by a local farmer when he was working on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the first temple we visited when we arrived. Is in a village, not much people, no entrance fee, but free to donate. Have a small room which describe about this historical relic. The most interesting about this temple is, is not at the higher ground( which usually can seen by people from far), but lower than the ground... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sambisari has been underground for a long long time before it was uncovered and researched in the '70s. The tip of the temple was found by a local farmer when he was working on his rice fields. The excavation was conducted between the '70s and the '80s. The Sambisari complex is open from 6 am until 5.30 pm. There is... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This small temple is very well preserved and the garden around it is extremely well kept. You won't be able to spend hours here but in my opinion this place is worth a visit!

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sambisari Temple is one of Hindu Temple in Jogjakarta. The temple is located near Adisucipto International Airport. The temple is so unique It was buried about 5 meters underground.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This temple is superb small, and yet the environment is nice and quiet as there is not many tourists.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you go to Yogyakarta for sightseeing, Borobudur and Prambanan are two attractions that you must pay a visit. But for Candi Sambisari, it seems to be optional. No entrance fee is needed, only an up- to- you donation is required. This underground site was unearthed by a farmer by chance, fortunately he did not covered the temple with mud.... More 

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Sandnes, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I regularly pass by sambisari and every single time i'm perplexed by this underground complex. Its no angkor wat or borobodur but its worth a visit if your staying more than a week in Jogja. And best of all its fairly inexpensive and located in a nice neighboroughood not far from where I live :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

While Prambanan and Borobudor are the areas highlights, Sambisari is on the way to Prambanan and definitely worth the stop. Very quiet, with virtually no one else around as you explore.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Unique temple. Serene surroundings. Do not need a guide as complex is not that big. Its off the beaten path so to speak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took a smaller temple day on a motorbike and sambisari was our first stop. A very well kept area and the temple is small but it was very nice to walk around in the garden and the design of the temple is different from the other temples we went to. Go if you have time and a cheep way... More 

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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Yogyakarta

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