Kalasan Temple

Kalasan Temple, Yogyakarta Region

Kalasan Temple
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Yoga Efendi (Tour Guide)
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia1,569 contributions
Amazing effort for the restoration!
Aug 2019 • Business
Thank you so much for the government of Yogyakarta and especially the governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. Just a few days ago I brought a group from Buddhist Maha Vihara (BMV) Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia to check the restoration.

Yogyakarta is special region with so many Hindu and Buddhist temples from the past era. The guests were so happy because the government was doing amazing effort for the restoration of Kalasan.

We hope next July 2020, the restoration willbe finish. In the future, more Buddhist Group will come to Yogyakarta.

Terimakasih Pak Sultan. Terimakasih atas perhatiannya.
Written August 16, 2019
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Ali Z
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
Need more renovation
Mar 2019 • Solo
I visit this temple in one hot sunny afternoon on middle of march...no other tourist there just me alone luckily one of the ticket staff accompany me and help me to take some really nice pictures..he also share some great info about the temple..renovation work still in progress at that time but you can see the beauty of the temple because 70% already rebuilt..
The fact that this temple is more older then borobudur and prambanan amazed me and make me wonder why not many tourist there..
Written April 19, 2019
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cinbkk
Bangkok, Thailand2,006 contributions
Another small, Buddhist temple
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you'd be passing by, drop in for a look at this ancient temple that is currently being renovated. The reliefs on the back are still beautiful, and piles of stones and some reliefs are strewn across the area.
Written January 11, 2019
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dian k
Depok, Indonesia217 contributions
alone but awesome
Nov 2018 • Friends
absolutely, I can visited this temple
I study about the story of this temple and I think you can enjoyed alone this temple
not crowded with visitor
but when I came here the temple is closed but you can still see from outside because the temple is rebuilding
Written November 22, 2018
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Dawannes
Hoogstraten, Belgium212 contributions
Temples galore
Nov 2017 • Couples
Try a road trip through the countryside and visit the local temples, the drive is worth it , plain fun
Written October 9, 2018
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Paul N
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia91 contributions
Beautiful ancient temple in stunning surroundings!
Dec 2017
One of the little gems which can be encountered in the greater Yogyakarta region. This is worth a short visit of less than 1/2 hour to study the features of the monument itself.

Entrance should be free or at a nominal charge - very different from the high access price that non-resident foreigners have to pay in Prambanan and Borobodur complexes.
Written October 3, 2018
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David H
Yogyakarta280 contributions
I Love it, it's old and "as it was", well worth a visit
Jun 2018 • Friends
I love this temple
It is one of the few that has been left pretty much 'as they found it'
This alone makes it one of my absolute favourite temples of yogya
Dismantling and rebuilding someones body tends to leave little soul nor life behind, as it is too with a temple.

While Borobodur and Prambanan remain impressive in their sheer scale and grandeur, this place has soul.

Come here on your way to or from Prambanan, even if late at night. Sit still on a quiet day and immerse your self in the long lost chanting that once must have echoed through these chambers. Admire how the temples really were built to survive earthquakes... and did.

This is temple is super accessible and awesome

I've read other reviews here that say this is the oldest temple in Yogya... thats hogswash... maybe the oldest of this style, I'm not sure, but try Goa Sentono... that makes this feel like it was built yesterday. P.s there are a lot more temples in the area worth exploring if your into it, and a great little book that is available in a few local shops that list the top 50 in the area, and even one that lists the top 200 within 50k of yogya. This one for now remains a favourite do to accessibility, original status and charm
(please oh please dont let them restore this one ever!)

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Written July 10, 2018
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Alyssa M
Seattle, WA169 contributions
Where Atisha had a vision of Tara
Jan 2018 • Friends
I went here with a large group. It's surrounded by cute landscaping and ashoka trees. There's a little convenience store at the top of the hill. You aren't supposed to go inside because you have to scramble up the stones to get in, but some of my group did it easily.
Written February 6, 2018
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Bryan H
Portland, OR1,769 contributions
Go down stairs to this temple ...
Jan 2018 • Couples
What is unique about this temple is that you must go down some steps to get to it ... so it is lower than the rest of the area around it. This is in a local neighbor scene, and locals were singing, dancing, and hanging out on this Sunday a.m. morning. It had a festive atmosphere that we enjoyed. Worth the small entrance fee to see this 8th or 9th century Hindu temple.
Written January 27, 2018
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Sivananthan Kokul
Lusaka, Zambia233 contributions
small temple by the road side
Mar 2017
It is near to yogjakarta, please visit this place compare to the other sites entrance fees are very low.
Written January 26, 2018
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