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Address: Desa Temon, Mojokerto, Indonesia

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Majapahit Empire

Being a historical traveller, I am astonished with this complex structure during those days. The Candi Tikus appeared on Indonesian TV channel Trans 7 , "Dua Dunia" as one of the... read more

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Jazman I
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Being a historical traveller, I am astonished with this complex structure during those days. The Candi Tikus appeared on Indonesian TV channel Trans 7 , "Dua Dunia" as one of the place with paranormal activities.

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Thank Jazman I
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The most convenient and cheapest way to get to the site is by Uber. Costs about Rp190,000 from Surabaya city centre. I hung out about 1 hour at the museum, paid the entrance fee of Rp5,000 and then spent about an hour more at Candi Bajang Ratu and Candi Tikus. Overall costs me just Rp500,000 to and fro with Uber... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Once used as a place for performing ritual cleansing/bathing before entering a long destroyed temple complex, the sunken pools with center structure are still stunning. Discovered by the Dutch it's name is a reference to the Titus (rats) that had over run the site. Still holds pools of water. No shade. Worth visiting if you are checking out other Trowulan... More 

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Thank J H H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

This was once a bathing pool and you could imagine how it was. with a well in the middle.It was a peaceful setting and very interesting. It has been well restored. There were lots of school children there but they did not stay long. Worth a short visit

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Thank 918teresah
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

it's really nice to have such a beautiful vew with histotical building! you can see mt. Arjuno plus this site surrounded by beautiful park, really recommended for studying Indonesian history.

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Thank UpieBarliana
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

There was only few visitors when I visited this temple. In my opinion, this place is more interesting compare to stonehenge. Lol. However, by its size, it's waaaay smaller than Borobudur or Prambanan

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Thank Karina A
Indonesia
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Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

This is said to be formerly used as a bathing place for the royals. Some said it is a worship place. Either way, it is an exotic place. You can see how surprisingly advanced technology they had back then through the water system. They even had the hole system we have for our jacuzzi now. The best part of the... More 

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Thank Grace O
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

its location in the Majapahit kingdom heritage region. The unique is the temple under-ground. "Tikus" means mouse, since when the temple was discovered, many mouses stay there

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Thank Risfan M
Batu, Indonesia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

On its own, the candi isn't very amazing, it is just an ancient stupa surrounded by a water pool. But what makes it amazing is the nearby Majapahit Village, and the Maha Vihara Mojopahit. You should pay those two places a visit as well.

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Candi Tikus translates as Rat Temple, but this is really a rather recent and whimsical name that has been attached to this structure. The complex was uncovered by a burrowing rat, apparently, in the early years of Indonesian independence. The next thing to note is that this isn't even a temple. In fact it is a brick bathing pool, probably... More 

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