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The Sambisari Temple
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Private Jogja Day Trip from Yogyakarta with Hotel Pickup
Reviewed January 28, 2012

While much smaller than Prambanan, this site is largely intact and shows the indian influence in Java especially with the presence of multiple linga (in fact, the whole site looks like a linga.) The linga is much more than a phallic symbol and is said to be more of a worship of female sexuality. This becomes clear when you visit sambisari. While it might be easy to bloe off since it isn't as obviously dramatic as Prambanan or Palaoson, this is a truly beautiful site that is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed January 24, 2012

It is a really small temple, although very pretty. Worth a visit but not if you are out of the way

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

The Prambanan Plain around Yogyakarta is home to a wealth of archaeological remains. The most famous of these, Prambanan, is World Heritage listed and one of the most famous sights in Java. For those who like a bit of solitude, there are dozens of other temples in the area, including Candi Sambisari, which rarely see foreign visitors. Located down a side road just a few kilometres from the airport, Candi Sambisari can easily be combined with a trip to or from the airport. It is a small but well-preserved complex which is worth an hour or so poking around.

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