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Address: Desa Mendut, Magelang, Indonesia
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Private Tour of Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut Temple

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A small but beautiful temple!

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ShashankA165
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 

Thank aerete
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.

Thank Franz K
Kingston, Jamaica
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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 

Thank Kristine B
Melbourne, Australia
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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 

Thank Kevin M
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.

Thank Ivanfoo51
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I don't see anything special about this temple. It's only situated in between Borobudur and Prambanan that's why it's good for a stop over. The only good thing about this temple is that beside it, there's a coffee shop. This is where you can buy good and reasonably priced luwak coffee.

Thank Angela L
Mooloolaba, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Cute temple...but directly opposite there is a small cafe where you can enjoy a delicious cup of Luluk coffee (the one that's been processed through fermentation in a civets intestine - the polite version of events!) for 20000 rupiah. Way cheaper than Bali, the civets are not caged, the beans are harvested in the wild. Delicious! Pleasant friendly service and... More 

Thank Bekk D
Canggu, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Part of the Borobudur temple complex, but outside the Borobudur park. Pawon s a tiny temple, with few carvings and a small empty inner chamber. It is worth visiting for 5 minutes simply because it is part of the Borobudur complex, along with Mendut, and is positioned on the straight line that connects Borobodur with Mendut. So all 3 temples... More 

Thank ricky_indo
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The candi is very small but there are 3 Buddha statues inside. The entrance fee is 7000 rupiah per person. Kinda like the design of the candi.

Thank zsim13

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