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Address: Desa Ceto, Kecamatan Jenawi, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Solo, Indonesia
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Dazzling temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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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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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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Semarang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Candi Cetho has a unique architecture. Somehow it looks like a Mayan Temple. There is a rather large turtle statue in the entrance which functions as a compass rose.

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Wolfersheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm not that kind of guy who thinks every temple looks the same. I like temples and their special energy. But this abounded dead looking temple in my opinion is not worth the effort to go to, especially not from Yogya. The only nice thing about it was the view into the valley, if its not too cloudy. Don't expect... More 

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