Sukuh Temple

Sukuh Temple, Solo

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One of Southeast Asia's most interesting temples is unique in design and decoration.
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2,027 contributions
The Aztec of Indonesia
Oct 2020
I visited this temple when they almost close and there were only us remaining in the temple. So we could really enjoy our time exploring the temple.
There were 3 terraces where the first from gate was the lowest and the third was the highest where the main temple was located.
This temple is very unique. We could see some human reproductive organs. Some people call it erotic temple. But I saw this temple looks like Aztec piramid and I prefer call it The Aztec of Indonesia.
Written November 3, 2020
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pipin p
10228612250 contributions
Beautifull temple
Dec 2019 • Family
We really enjoy this place. The view, the air, the temple, also the local people who are so friendly. Do please come visit this temple. Even though for some statue has broken.
Written December 25, 2019
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Mi Ya
23 contributions
Candi Sukuh from 15th century
Dec 2019 • Friends
Sukuh is one of several temples built on the northwest slopes of Mount Lawu in the 15th century. By this time, Javanese religion and art had diverged from Indian precepts that had been so influential on temples styles during the 8th–10th centuries. This was the last significant area of temple building in Java before the island's courts were converted to Islam in the 16th century. It is difficult for historians to interpret the significance of these antiquities due to the temple's distinctiveness and the lack of records of Javanese ceremonies and beliefs of the era.

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Written December 3, 2019
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Pania
Sydney, Australia171 contributions
Amazing
Sep 2019 • Solo
Just like the Myan temples. Has erotic statues. Beautiful temple. Different to other temples in the area. Must wear the traditional sarong before entering the temple. It's a short sarong. Great place.
Written September 21, 2019
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Susanne
4 contributions
Beautiful Temple in a lovely scenery
Sep 2019 • Solo
A beautiful quiet place and a very well maintained complex. I spent an hour here, from the top platform of the temple you have a beautiful view of the valley.
Written September 16, 2019
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Pacobi
Madrid, Spain107 contributions
Magnificent Hindu temple in the mountains
Aug 2019 • Family
Open space temple from XVI century built by Hinduist kings retesting from advancing Muslims.
At the end there is a magnificent truncated piramid.
Calm.
Good for meditation .
Written August 11, 2019
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Rofinus EL
Jakarta, Indonesia196 contributions
Unique temple in Karanganyar
Aug 2018 • Family
On the Indonesian island of Java, an island with many temples, Buddhist relics - Hinduism, for example Sukuh temple in Karanganyar. Sukuh Temple is not so tall but is unique in trapezoidal shape. It is said that this temple is also a legacy of the Majapahit Kingdom in the past. The coolness of Karanganyar's nature is the main attraction with local culinary satisfaction, hungry and thirsty.
Written July 27, 2019
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Gilda Sagrado
Bali, Indonesia7 contributions
Ancient Site
Jul 2019 • Family
An ancient temple worth visiting for its deep roots. Discovering relics from age old kingdoms, in a well-preserved serene setting.
Written July 26, 2019
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Adventurer184158
Singapore, Singapore434 contributions
A Mayan-looking unique Hindu Candi
Jul 2019 • Solo
This hindu Candi is unique as it looks like a Mayan Temple, though much smaller in size.

For the foreign visitor, the admission is 25k per pax. A sarong/sash is given on loan to be worn into the premises. Voluntary donation for the sarong is 5k. Not sure why, it is a minimum sum for donation....

Be warned, the carvings on the stones are erotic too, for 18+ and above.

It's a quaint location and viewpoint. On a clear day, Mt Merbabu can be seen in the horizon in front of the Candi.
Written July 8, 2019
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fery12022000
Jakarta, Indonesia384 contributions
Such a Maya Temple
Jun 2019 • Friends
I must give a lot of credits to this Temple. Despite of location was very far from the city and on the top of the hill, I have had a great experience being here. Seeing the facade, Sukuh Temple looks very small. Indeed, I saw the front gate, but when I walked into the main area, this temple was so amazing!! Surrounded by green environment, clean, quite, well maintenance stuff, I was very pleased to look around and take picture all corners. Guest must pay an entrance ticket (very cheap, IDR 7,000 or a half US dollar) and rent a sarong and yellow shawl (around IDR 5,000). Due to this temple is a sacred praying place, woman should pay attention her clothes. Looking at the shape of the temple on the top, it reminds me about Maya Temple. Is this any colleration between Hindu temple and Maya temple?
Written July 3, 2019
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