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Candi Penataran

Address: Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Blitar
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
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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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a beautiful and awesome place. You need some time to stroll around and pay attention to all the fascinating details. Don't go at noon or bring a sun cap or umbrella; it can be very hot and not much shade around.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I went there by car from Kediri, a neighboring town of Blitar, it took me around an hour to get there. The street signs are quite clear, so you won't be clueless in case you forget your GPS or travelling solo without your guide. When you arrived at the gate, you must pay IDR3000 per person, very cheap. Once you're... More 

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21 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

An interesting place to stop in at on your way through along the south coast road. Detailed Relief work and well maintained yards mark this important landmark The exposed temple site is much smaller than perhaps well known sites such as Deing, Borobodur, Prambanan, Kalisan, Plaosan etc but in its defence the relief work is much more detailed and the... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Temple is quite well maintained, clean. but lack of interesting attraction. We're just seeing around the temple. nearly nothing to do. Local visitors have "picnic" under shady area (not many) For travelers who use the public transportation like I did. It's another story. There's only one public transportation that can brings you to the site. a yellow mini van... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

truly there is not much to see. There are a few partial temples with some well preserved reliefs. Although we were on a private tour, our tour guide had the security guard who has learned this place for decades show us around. A positive is there were no other tourists. We were visiting Indonesia for 3weeks so this was one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

it's located in Blitar, 2 hours from malang. The location is in the same direction if you want to reach mount Kelud (one of volcano in east java). To get there you'll need to rent a car with a good driver, because there's not much sign to locate the place. The cost appr 500.000 IDR to rent the car. When... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The grounds were well maintained and there was an explanation in English on a large bulletin board. English could be improved. Best to read about it yourself beforehand.

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Shanghai, China
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1,801 helpful votes 1,801 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This is not as grand as Borobudur or Prambanan, the greatest temples of Central Java, but it is the finest temple complex from the eastern end of Java. Dating from several centuries after Java's first Golden Age, the art and sculpture are quite different, with classical realism replaced by flat reliefs, grotesque statuary and randomly scattered temples and pavilions. Anyone... More 

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