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Candi Penataran

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Address: Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia

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Well- preserved

The site is small but not heavily visited so we almost had the place to ourselves. It's also well- preserved. Bring a guide or your own background materials as it is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Just like other temple, not much interesting placed, pay parking about 3000rp and ya just walk and finish. For me, ya just like that :) not that special :)

Thank Sepri A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The site is small but not heavily visited so we almost had the place to ourselves. It's also well- preserved. Bring a guide or your own background materials as it is not signposted or explained anywhere.

Thank MunichEricJ
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Penataran Tempel located 11 km north of Blitar. Consider as the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. Whole temple complex is very well preserved (buried under Kelud volcano ash could be on of the reason). On the west side of the complex there is square wall depict Khrisnayana story. The temple is open everyday for public.

Thank Yoyok L
Purwokerto, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

A well maintained historical temple complex, nice to see the lawn within the complex. Very hot during daytime, good to visit in the morning.

Thank reprabowo
Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Candi Penataran (Penataran Temple) is the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. The temple is great, clean and easy to find from Blitar, around 10 km.

Thank johnbudi77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Penataran Temple is one of ancient historical building for Hindus. It is located around 15 km to North of Blitar City. The temple cover about 10.000 sq m. The temple it well maintained, although not perfectly due to possible limited funds. Overall, if you love ancient history, it is worth to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The first time I came here was during school trip. the last time I came here to see Purnama Seruling Panataran, the attraction during the full moon last November. There are some Hindu temples here such as Naga (dragon) temple and Angka Tahun temple. and here you can see lots of reliefs about Ramayana, Sri Tanjung, and Cerita Panji.

Thank ida_srini
Malang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The temple was actually old, but the Dinas Pariwisata (Tourism Department) is able to maintain it and to make it looks so lovely, tranquil, and make us feel comfort to be there. Yesterday (August, 15th 2015) My boyfriend and I visited this temple and we feel that it was sooooo wonderful to meet such old temple rightly on a center... More 

Thank frielia
Pasuruan, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Visiting the Hindu Temples of Penataran think of the largest remaining Majapahit sanctuaries and perhaps the finest examples of East Javanese architecture and sculpture. Most of the important surviving structures date from the legendary great years of Majapahit Kingdom during the 1300s. One of the most striking structures is the Naga Temple, on the second terrace. Once used to store... More 

Thank gun_pasuruan
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

candi is very well kept. It's the 2nd most holy Hindu temple in Java island. Cravings are more sophisticated. There's no entrance fees no people are very friendly. Though not comparable in size to prambanan do bear in mind the age difference between the 2 sites. Wish the Indonesians would spend some money to understand the movement of the religion... More 

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