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The Sambisari Temple

Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Ranked #9 of 65 Attractions in Yogyakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Another beautiful temple in Jogja, found when a farmer was ploughing his land to put in rice fields. Has been well restored and there is a small little museum that has great before and after pictures so you can see the work involved. Also very peaceful as there are very few tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Sambisari Temple (free ticket), you just need to record your information in a record book then straight go in. Opens from Mon-Sun 6am-5:30pm。This is an underground temple in a beautiful garden.

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Hamilton, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Thanks for the reviews. We put this on our list and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. A lovely green setting frames this little jewel of a temple. Nicely restored since well over 60 percent of original material was identified. Very few visitors and in that way more charming than the larger temple sites. Well worth the visit and not far off... More

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