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Candi Pawon

Desa Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Magelang
Type: Religious Sites
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Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A little temple. May be a place for ash in the past. There used to be a statue inside, but it is empty when being found for the first time. It is a part of Mendut temple tour. Only spent about 15 minutes here. Not a big temple, but it is a proof of history nonetheless.

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Suwon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Bawon temple is located in the village surrounded by houses. You can climb up stairs and walk around the temple. Beautiful engravings on the wall surfaces. 10 - 20 minute is enough here to see. It's better come and see this on your way to another sightseeing places.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

On the way back from Borobudur stop at Pawon for 3 or 4 minutes. Pawon is well maintained and deserves the short visit

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Something to visit while near Borobudur. Not worth purposely travelling from Yogyakarta for as it is too small.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This temple is within few kms o monument of Borobudur. Three monuments...Borobudur, Candi Pawon and Candi Mendhut are in a straightline. Pawon means pious in India

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Well, you have already visited Borobudur and probably is on your way to Mendut Temple, so make a quick stop at Pawon and visit the smallest of the three temples of the complex of Borobudur. These three temples are located on a straight line, suggesting a symbolic meaning lost upon the centuries. Pawon was built arount the 8th and 9th... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This Buddhist temple is located 1km+ from Borobudur. It is enroute Jogja to Borobudur. A much smaller scale compared to Borobudur, it's very quiet and serene. A small admission fee (3,300 Rp) gives you access to Pawon and the other sister temple of Borobudur (Mendut, 3km from Borobudur), the 3 form a straight line. You have to get used to... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Candi Pason is a small temple near Borobudur. It worth a 5 minute stop because it is more or less on your way back to Yogya. Definately not a highlite on your Indonesia trip

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It is a very small ancient Buddhist temple and very near Borobudur. 5 minutes is all it takes to cover this attraction. A minor attraction only.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This temple is a small temple surrounded by huts used as souvenir stalls. The temple itself is very small having a footrprint of about 12m square. The architecture is very well kept and the details of the sculpture are very intricate. Compared to the main temple of Borobudur this is an anti-climax but for those interested in such architectural gems... More

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