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Cetho Temple

Address: Desa Ceto, Kecamatan Jenawi, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Solo, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Solo
Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
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Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
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Nasushiobara, Japan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Semarang
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Manama, Bahrain
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141 reviews 141 reviews
82 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A long winding drive out of Yogyakarta, past region of Klaten on to Solo. A few hours drive away so plan for a long trip and a packed lunch. The scenery if very beautiful on the way but there is not much to do but drive. The temple on its own is quite spectacular being at the top of a... More 

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Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Long way from solo city, perfect place to get some fresh air. Beautiful unique temple Awesome scenery

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Quezon City, Philippines
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124 reviews 124 reviews
90 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Candi Cetho is located on the slopes of Gunung Lawu, even higher than Candi Sukuh, with which it is frequently visited. I visited Candi Cetho as part of a tour to Solo.Coming from Candi Sukuh, me and my tour guide Hastono passed verdant tea plantations on increasingly steep slopes. The long journey from Sukuh to Cetho was nonetheless very relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this is my favourite place to go everytime I'm in Solo. the view is great and the weather is always nice. from cetho temple, try to walk northeast to find kethek temple which is very historical yet fascinating. you can ask the guide or the people there. you will also find a Dewi Sri sculpture that looks rather mystical. going... More 

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