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Address: Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia
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Worth a visit and also private dinner via Tugu hotel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Tokyo, Japan
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Malang, Indonesia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

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 

Thank frielia
Pasuruan, Indonesia
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13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

Thank gun_pasuruan
Tokyo, Japan
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83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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 

Thank sunlover_intokyo
Sidoarjo, Indonesia
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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

1 Thank Razak Y
Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Brett H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Tomy G
Mindanao, Philippines
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 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.

Thank Don L
Cologne, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

5 Thank LydiaK436
Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank hannywishnuardi
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125 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 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 

2 Thank Big_Yob

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