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The Sambisari Temple

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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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One of the Hidden Temples

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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