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Address: Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia
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The biggest Hindu Temple in East Java

Candi Penataran (Penataran Temple) is the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. The temple is great, clean and easy to find from Blitar, around 10 km.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
johnbudi77
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Candi Penataran (Penataran Temple) is the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. The temple is great, clean and easy to find from Blitar, around 10 km.

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Indonesia
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penataran Temple is one of ancient historical building for Hindus. It is located around 15 km to North of Blitar City. The temple cover about 10.000 sq m. The temple it well maintained, although not perfectly due to possible limited funds. Overall, if you love ancient history, it is worth to see.

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Bekasi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The first time I came here was during school trip. the last time I came here to see Purnama Seruling Panataran, the attraction during the full moon last November. There are some Hindu temples here such as Naga (dragon) temple and Angka Tahun temple. and here you can see lots of reliefs about Ramayana, Sri Tanjung, and Cerita Panji.

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Malang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The temple was actually old, but the Dinas Pariwisata (Tourism Department) is able to maintain it and to make it looks so lovely, tranquil, and make us feel comfort to be there. Yesterday (August, 15th 2015) My boyfriend and I visited this temple and we feel that it was sooooo wonderful to meet such old temple rightly on a center... More 

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Pasuruan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visiting the Hindu Temples of Penataran think of the largest remaining Majapahit sanctuaries and perhaps the finest examples of East Javanese architecture and sculpture. Most of the important surviving structures date from the legendary great years of Majapahit Kingdom during the 1300s. One of the most striking structures is the Naga Temple, on the second terrace. Once used to store... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

candi is very well kept. It's the 2nd most holy Hindu temple in Java island. Cravings are more sophisticated. There's no entrance fees no people are very friendly. Though not comparable in size to prambanan do bear in mind the age difference between the 2 sites. Wish the Indonesians would spend some money to understand the movement of the religion... More 

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Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

this candi its near bung karno museum complex so if you want go to bung karno complex don't forget to take your time to candi panataran and its recommended for hunting photos

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Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We travelled easily from Blitar by motorcycle to the site of this temple at Penataran only about 20 to 30 minutes north. On the way in to the site we signed a guest register and paid a small donation. I don't think there is a fixed entry fee and if there is the guard at the registry didn't say anything.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I suggest you pay a visit at least once in your whole life time. If u r addicted to the history, then reading a book isn't enough. Immerse yourself into it and feel the atmosphere there. It only takes 2 hrs from Malang heading to the West at the same direction to Kelud Mt. U won't feel tired once u... More 

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Mindanao, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an out of the way, Lovely temple. Worth a trip. Now that a trip to Mt. Kelud is a dud, visit this temple anyway.

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