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Candi Pawon

Desa Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Magelang
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Candi Pawon is a nice warm-up before visiting Borobudur to Candi Mendut. A beautiful little temple with lovely reliefs to photograph. Alongside is a strip of souvenir-sellers that can be overwhelming. Our guide did not interfere as he deals with them regularly and would be bad manners to shoo them away. Nevertheless, it is a nice little side trip.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Candi Pawon lies along a straight line from Borobudur to Candi Mendut. It is easily accessible from both. Like many Indonesian candi, it likes in a mini-park with a guardian to collect an entrance fee to it and the Candi Mendut. A beautiful and charming temple with relief carvings. Alongside is a strip of souvenir-sellers with somewhat overpriced trinkets (better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

single candi that you can cover in 15 min. the ticket hee pays for 2 sites. I like the statues on exterior walls and some souvenir shopping. There are some persuasive sellers that are friendly and I got some bargain because business this side is not as good compare to area in main attraction borobudur. I got 2 small compressed... More 

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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53 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Something cannot believe structure they way was build many years go with natural art work. Hindu art work - I was enjoying and dislike about really hot sun. Best morning tour recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited this small mortuary temple after our visit to Borobudur. Worth a stop as part of the morning's tour as it is only minutes away by car. Mostly reconstructed though there are sine bits and pieces still on the ground. Not busy so you basically have it to yourself. If you haven't tried Lawak coffee, there is a vendor close... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not a big deal to visit this place. Very hot, less shade, avoid persuasive souvenir selling here, a lot of sellers are here.

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Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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