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“Bucolic Pleasures”
Review of Sumberawan Temple

Sumberawan Temple
Ranked #30 of 160 things to do in Malang
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is clearly one of the lesser of Java's temples and would barely be worth mentioning but for the location. This little Buddhist stupa, made from volcanic stone, dates back some 600 years and was clearly a marker for a freshwater spring, which has continued to flow until the present day.

The real reason to come here is for the walk to the spring and temple from the main road. It takes you along the clear mountain stream which runs from the spring, with groves of bamboo on one side and vivid green rice paddies on the other. The pretty countryside scenery makes a visit here worthwhile. It is easily combined with a trip to nearby Candi Singosari, the area's best temple complex.

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This little Buddhist stupa is far from being one of Java's great temples. It is only three or four metres tall and is not a patch on nearby Candi Singosari, for instance, let alone the mighty Prambanan. A marker for a small natural spring, it nonetheless does offer an insight into Java's religious past; there was a time when the welling up of spring water suggested the creative power of the Hindu gods here.

The main reason to come here today is for the lovely stroll alongside a fresh, bamboo-lined mountain stream (still used for bathing by villagers). The vivid green rice paddies and relaxed rural atmosphere are most pleasing.

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