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Cetho Temple

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Address: Desa Ceto, Kecamatan Jenawi, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Solo, Indonesia
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Remote but beautiful

Not an easy temple to get to. The drive from Solo took almost 2 hours, through some unbelievably narrow winding roads and very steep slopes. Makes me wonder how this temple was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

Not an easy temple to get to. The drive from Solo took almost 2 hours, through some unbelievably narrow winding roads and very steep slopes. Makes me wonder how this temple was built centuries ago at such a high location in the absence of modern technology. Once on the temple grounds you will feel a spiritual atmosphere. Not a very... More 

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Yogyakarta
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A half hour journey through the tea plantations from Candi (Temple) Sukuh using a winding road into the clouds. Many visitors both tourists and those for spiritual reasons entered the temple. I had strong feeling of harmony with the fellow visitors from many countries. There was not this feeling of pressure and overcrowding despite the many visitors. Everything felt really... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After visiting Candi Sukuh, Candi Cetho is my second scheduled one. The ride between two temples is less than thirty minutes . This Balinese-Hindu temple is high up in the mountain, so the scene is always covered with mist.The air is extremely fresh after a fall of rain, and the smell of grass is everywhere. On your way, you can... More 

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Lombok, Indonesia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

i went to Cetho at Night and it's scary for me, becaus eof the road is really quite and foggy. But when sunrise come, that is the best scenery i have see. Green and foggy, clear air and cold, really refreshing

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cetho temple Karanganyar is a Hindu temple located in the hamlet Cetho, Gumeng Village, District Jenawi, Karanganyar. It is located at an altitude high enough that 1,400 masl. Cetho temple Karanganyar have a similar background to Sukuh temple also in Karanganyar. Cetho name itself is a designation given by the local community which also is the name of the village... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We drove to the temple really in the morning. As we got out of the city and started climbing you had great views of Mt. Merapi in the distance and the terraced fields on this mountain. The temple site is clean, very reminiscent of the Bali temples

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I arrived quite early, and the morning was still cool and foggy. Great prospective looking up the temple through the mist. Interesting site, well worth going; panoramic winding road amidst tea plantations and - above all - the local tourists, always smiling and eager to take a picture with you. Very nice experience

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Manila
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The drive to Candi Cetho takes you through sweeping valley vistas dominated by tea estates. Once there, one buys the tickets (minimal cost) and starts the climb. There are various levels and each has its own secrets and symbolism. Apart from the poster at the start there is no explanation but it does not detract from enjoying the temple, even... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A very ancient authentically beautiful temple from one of the last Hindu Kingdom in Indonesia. And also there's a site from megalithic era. It's making this temple even more precious.

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This temple located at 1500m above sea level. to enter this you need to ride about 1 and a half hour by motorcycle (maybe slower if you use car). What made this temple breath taking is the fact that this temple located above the mountain that surrounded by clouds. so when you arrive at the temple, you aren't inside any... More 

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