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Address: Desa Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia
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Smaller temple with no Buddha statue

Very small and unlit temple close to Borobudur temple.ticket is 7000 ripper for both pawon and candi mendet.no Buddha statue.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very small and unlit temple close to Borobudur temple.ticket is 7000 ripper for both pawon and candi mendet.no Buddha statue.

Thank sudumenike
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Around 2km from Borobudur, located in the muslim community and the small candi is very small. The original name of this Buddhist shrine is uncertain. Pawon literally means "kitchen" in Javanese language, which is derived from the root word awu or dust. This candi was built during the Sailendra dynasty (8th–9th centuries). Near with the candi have lovely luwak coffee... More 

Thank Thanlisa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Not as impressive as Borobudur. Situated 2km to the northeast of Borobudur and a km to the south east of Mendut. So it is worthwhile to visit all three Buddhist temples , then you can compare and contrast. Was impressed by the carvings on the stone banisters flanking the stairs

Thank GAN L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I went here as part of the 3 temple tour and this temple is the smallest one. The temple area is clean and the temple still in good shape compared to Mendut Temple. You don't have to pay the entrance ticket if you have visit Mendut temple on the same day.

Thank lisa2w2015
Giessen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Located in the muslim community, the temple is well maintained. This is an example of religious harmony in Indonesia

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Bolton, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited here with Ika from Efata Homestay and we didn't have any trouble with hawkers etc. The temple itself is only small in comparison to the vast Borobudur, but is still worth a visit if you can spare the time. The carvings are equally as impressive as those at Borobudur and you can go inside to see the statues.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

To visit Candi Pawon we booked a sunrise tour of Borobudur with Satu Dunia Tours and Travel, which then continued to Candi Pawon and Prambalan as part of a monster day trip. Although it's much smaller than Borobudur and Prambalan, Candi Pawon is an interesting site, and is compact enough to visit in under 20 minutes. The only annoyance are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited this temple during a big day trip around the area of Borobudur. It is a small temple & takes no effort. The hawkers are a bit annoying but easy enough to discourage. We combined it with looking through the villages that specialise in making tofu & clay pots and a silver shop that was much cheaper than those... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A smaller candidate which make up part of the Borobudur during the 8th century. it's still a nice place to just relax. Had a try of the much talked about luwak coffee at a nearby luwak pawon cafe. Learning the coffee making process was a little awkward as it's from civet dropping which made out of coffee beans.

Thank MEYAbdullah
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Free of turists and students crowds, beautiful inside and outside. Very close to Borodurur and entrance fee quite cheap.

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