this small temple, located at the Prabanan area, was a hidden gem. Less tourist, and with Dengok river nearby, is worth a visit.
--It is a Buddist temple, which built at 9th century by Sri Kahulunnan i, the daughter of Samaratungga, descendent of Sailendra Dynasty, and who was married to Rakai Pikatan in the Hindu tradition. itv consist two Buddhist temples, Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul. The temples are separated by a road; Plaosan Lor at the North and Plaosan Kidul in South. Plaosan Lor consists of two main temples and an open area known as a mandapa. Both temples have an entrance, a gate, and the guardian statue known as Dwarapala. Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul are considered to originally be one complex.
-it consist 174 small buildings, 116 are stupas and 58 are shrines. Many of the buildings have inscriptions.it is not related to Prabanam. the carving at the walls of temple, similar like Khmer carving at Angkor.
--anyway, the government had stop the excavation of this temple, at Mac 2012, because of tight of funds.
--how to go: the easiest way to go is by bycle or rent a ojek to bring you there, than you had more time to spend on it. along the journey, it is a greeny rice paddy field and corn plantation.
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