Cetho Temple

Cetho Temple, Karanganyar

Cetho Temple
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M9000
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
Charming small temple with breathtaking views
Nov 2019
We traveled Cetho (also spelled as Ceto) temple from Yogyakarta with a hired driver (for about 700k IDR for 10h). The journey took about 3h. The last hour was up the hill with narrow and wavy road that was quite scary at times. But the sceneries up the mountain were quite breathtaking with tea plantation being the start of the sight.
The entrance fees if I remember correctly were 25k IDR (+ parking fess 5 or 10k IDR) and a sarong is required. I used my long scarf but one can rent a sarong (close by the entrance) with optional donations.
No much information is available online about this Hindu temple and nothing is basically written on the site. But the temple is quite unique with the many aligned gates up the mountain + views being breathtaking. Very instagramable!
In total we spend about 1h there. In comparison to Sukuh temple Cetho is way more preserved with better view.
Written November 10, 2019
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Pania
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019 • Solo
Amazing temple. Very similar to Myan temples. Has many erotic statues. From the car park to the temple is all up hill. Must wear the traditional sarong before entering.
Written September 21, 2019
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Adventurer184158
Singapore, Singapore434 contributions
Candi Cetho, Highest Candi in Java
Jul 2019 • Solo
After a long drive through the hills, eventually arrived at Candi Cetho. The hindu temple (1495m) is located on the same mountain range as Mt Lawu, a star to volcano.

Along the way, many folks are walking behind their vehicles which were too heavy to be driven up the slopes. So, if you are a group in a SUV, MPV, likely the car will not be able to ascend the steep slopes.!...

Admission to the Candi premises, 25k if you are a foreign visitor. Entering the temple, all will be directed to a hut to collect a loaned Sarong/sash to wear it into the temple. Voluntary donation for the sarong. Upon exit, deposit the sarong into a basket.

There are some steep steps to negotiate whilst making your way to the top of the Candi, a good way to work out.

Tea plantations are littled along the way, and there are many scenic viewpoints, so drive carefully. Look out for the road trip convoys of motorbikes.

Written July 8, 2019
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epy28
Jakarta, Indonesia40 contributions
The Cetho Temple
Jul 2019 • Family
Although located not far from Sukuh temple, the road to get there is not for the faint-of-hearts. The road was narrow with steep cliffs on one side. It is also situated on very high elevation, higher than Sukuh temple so the air definitely felt more fresh and clean. The Cetho temple is still used as a place of worship for the Hindus so the top most part of the temple is forbidden for tourists.. strictly for praying only.
Written July 2, 2019
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Yoga Efendi (Tour Guide)
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia1,569 contributions
Another unique temple in Java, Indonesia!
Apr 2019 • Business
The function of this temple is for worship to the Hindu Gods and ancestors. It is locted on the slope of Mount Lawu, Central Java, Java Island - Indonesia.

For more comfort trip, you must stay in Solo for 1 night so that you can explore more the highlight destinations here.
Written April 13, 2019
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TuanTQ
Hanoi, Vietnam91 contributions
Best Hindu Temple in my mind
Apr 2019 • Couples
Surakarta is not a famous place for the travelers but if you have a chance to Yogyakarta, please rent a car to this place. I love this place so much :)
Written April 5, 2019
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Sri R
Jakarta, Indonesia49 contributions
Great view on amazing place!
Apr 2018 • Family
Around one hour from Karanganyar by motorcylce.
Access to Cetho temple is up and down hill but very worth it. Weather is so cold so must use warm clothes. Hindu temple so you must respectful if you here. One area with Kethek Temple and Puri Saraswati. Very nice place. Hope to be back here.
Written March 14, 2019
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Naga Mas
Denpasar, Indonesia212 contributions
Amazing Place
Dec 2018 • Business
As Solo is stooped in History both ancient and modern. this Hindu Temple is a fantastic place to visit, high on hilly slopes and very cool is situated a Hindu Candi dedicated to Ciwa, was originally bigger was downsized long ago. there are several steps so not for the weak or elderly. Just a good Aura and place to be at peace with all. A must see better then Suku I feel. Anyway go discover for yourselves and make up your own ideas...enjoy
Written February 28, 2019
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PhotographerCraig
Indonesia199 contributions
In the Clouds
Jan 2019 • Friends
If you have an interest in old temples or Hindu culture, especially the origins of Hindu culture in Indonesia, then I thoroughly recommend a visit to this temple.

Try to avoid weekends, as the area and access roads can be quite busy.

The temple itself is not expensive to visit. It has some very unique architecture and the astute explorer will relish the location.

There is another smaller temple, perhaps older, about 500 metres away on the next ridge. Also worth a brief visit.

Avoid heels or thongs for your feet. Many steps to explore Candi Cetho, and the track to the nearby temple is a littke rough in places
Written February 20, 2019
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Meilani
Solo, Indonesia18 contributions
Amazing place
Dec 2018 • Friends
It is a hindu's temple,,, not quite big if compare with prambanan. But it has beatiful scenery. It is located near at kemuning tea garden. People still have ceremonial things in this temple. Don't forget to go to Kethek temple.
Written December 31, 2018
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