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Address: Desa Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia
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Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta
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Private Tour of Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut Temple

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Jewel of Javanese temple architecture

Candi Pawon is a Buddhist temple close to Borobudur. Together with Mendut Temple, these three temples form a straight line and Buddhist pilgrims until today walk from Mendut to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Candi Pawon is a Buddhist temple close to Borobudur. Together with Mendut Temple, these three temples form a straight line and Buddhist pilgrims until today walk from Mendut to Pawon and on to Borobudur during their pilgrimage. Even though Pawon is smaller than its neighbouring temples, it is still a remarkable temple. Historians have dubbed it as 'the jewel of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smallest of the three temples, its between the Borobudur and Mendut temples. Its an empty structure A small entry fee of 3 USD covers both Pawon and Mendut. Need only 5 minutes to cover this attraction. It can be worth it if you are doing a horse cart village tour in which this is one of the stops and is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small temple No Buddha inside. Stone work has some interesting colours.l ots of Vendors.Does not take long to walk around

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smallest of the three temples belonging to the Borobudur complex, about 1 km away from the main temple. After a destruction by an earthquake only the top piece remained, making the ‘temple’ about 5 meters high. Because you can easily stop there with a car, it’s nice to take a look. But especially by the absence of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Temple is on a small diversion of 200 m from the main road to Yogyakarta to Borobudur. Its a small temple, but not at all touristy, a good place to have some rest and observe the different architecture of Javanese Hindu temples.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stopped here and visited when we were on the way to Yogyakarta. A beautiful and charming 9th century Buddhist temple with reliefs to photograph. The temple itself is very small having a footprint of about 12 meter square. The architecture is very well kept and the details of the sculpture are very intricate. There were a number of souvenir-sellers... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Candi Pawon is a nice smal temple near the Borobudur temple. Unfortunately the carpark has been build very close to the temple. Also the temple has been surrounded by the houses of the village. I personally suggest that the Indonesian government should learn from Cambodia how they preserve and protect ancient small temples.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

I now understand why the cost to enter this attraction, PLUS, Candi Mendut, is only 3,500 rupiah. It's because there's literally nothing to see. I stopped at Pawon after watching the sunrise at Borobudur (a must-do!). I literally got out of the car, walked around the very small temple, went inside, took pictures and got back in the car in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This temple is one small building with a few decent carvings on the outisde but bare inside. It's included on the ticket with Candi Mendut but takes only a few minutes to see. You get hassled a lot by the shopkeepers even while you look at the temple as it only has a few metres of garden around it so... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is a small temple with an entrance fee of IDR 2,000. Nothing much can be seen but the carvings are like the ones in Borobudur and Prambanan. Beside this temple is where the Pawon Luwak Coffee cottage industry is located. The coffee smells nice but it is luwak coffee - can be an expensive taste, though.

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