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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Temple in Kalasan

For entering this site, you didn't need to pay anything. it's free, but if you want to add some money, that'll be nice (and the number is up to you). the uniqueness of this site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a tiny Hindu temple set not far from Prambanan. This temple is a complete waste of your time. Spend an extra half hour lounging poolside instead of taking the time to see this tiny structure. In comparison to Prambanan, this place is an afterthought. It’s not worth the effort to come here in the dry heat of Yogyakarta... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

For entering this site, you didn't need to pay anything. it's free, but if you want to add some money, that'll be nice (and the number is up to you). the uniqueness of this site is that it is located deep down so for reaching this site you have to take stairs down. This happened because it was found buried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Quite far from the main road but if you have time, worth to check this temple out. It's quite small but the surrounding area is quite big. The uniqueness of Sambisari is due to it being 'underground'. Of course, the soil has been excavated leaving an open space with the the temple. Nice to come during the evening.

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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