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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Optional but still worthwhile

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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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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Colchester, Vermont
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This temple is distinguished by being built on a level below the ground level of the surrounding area. The temple structures are fairly small and not that impressive, but from above the whole complex looks pretty good. I had to rush my visit here as there was a major storm approaching, but ideally 20 minutes would have been good to... More 

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Yogyakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For those of you who want to say that they have seen an interesting and intellectually not too demanding historical monument while visiting Indonesia this is the place for you. PROS: Easy to get to since it is on a side road just beyond Yogyakarta airport on the road to Prambanan temple complex. You drive out of the airport, take... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Not worth going out of your way to see this but as the last known temple of the vanished kingdom it is relevant. There is a tiny museum near the entrance.

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

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