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Review of Plaosan Temple

Plaosan Temple
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

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.

Visited November 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden temple near Prambanan”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Really quiet temple near Prambanan temple, more cheaper for the ticket than Prambanan and not many people / tourist visit this temple.

Visited September 2012
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Yogyakarta
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“sadly overlooked but well worth the visit”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

One of my favourite temples in Yogya, ignored by most but well worth a visit, very close to Prambanan but no touts

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Another great, overlooked gem!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

LIke Sewu, this is a fabulous, over-looked temple that would have 100,000s of visitors if it were not in Prambanan's shadow. Instead there were maybe 5 people also in this temple complex (2 temples, and one ruin) and it was really fabulous to see not only such a beautiful temple but to see it with so few people.

Visited August 2012
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Jogja
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“Forgotten Temple”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's in the neighborhood of famous Candi Prambanan, so it's often skipped and remains unvisited. Part of the temple's complex have been destroyed during the 2006 earthquake but being renovated. It's a nice and peaceful place. You probably won't meet any other tourists there, so just take your time and walk through the place. Very nice in the afternoon. Tickets: Adults Rp.10.000, students Rp.5.000

Visited September 2012
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