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13 Best Temple Destinations in Yogyakarta

JalanJalanMen! -  In the city of Jogjakarta, we can not only go on a culinary tour, Folks. But, we can also travel while studying history.

One of them, is to visit the temples in Jogjakarta which are rich in cultural and historical values.

The city of Jogja has many beautiful and amazing temples! Come on, see the following article to find out 13 temple tours in Jogjakarta that you must visit!

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Temple Tour in Yogyakarta

1. Plaosan Temple

The temple in the city of Jogjakarta which is our first discussion is Plaosan Temple. This temple has known for 1 of 2 ornate Buddhist temples in a 9th-century complex with many buildings, stupas & shrines.

Behind one of the temples in Jogja, there is an altar surrounded by Buddha statues which at that time were used for Buddhist religious rituals. If you want to find a historical photo location, Plaosan Temple looks very elegant when illuminated by the rising sun.

Address : Jl. Plaosan Temple, Bugisan, Kec. Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 08.00-17.00 WIB

2. Kalasan Temple

Another temple tour in Jogja that has a stunning shape is Kalasan Temple. This temple has known for Richly decorated, 8th-century Buddhist temple, adorned with intricately carved figures of deities.

The temple which is also known as Tara Temple or Kalibenin Temple is one of the other Buddhist temples in Yogyakarta. The foot of the temple stands on a stone pedestal in the shape of a square and in this section there is an entrance staircase decorated with makara at the end of the stairs.

Address : Jl. Raya Yogya – Solo, Suryatmajan, Danurejan, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 08.00-17.00 WIB

3. Prambanan Temple

Of course, temple tourism in Jogjakarta is already familiar to your ears. This Jogja tourist spot has been named the most beautiful Hindu temple in the world, Folks! 

This temple has known for Expansive, 9th-century Hindu temple complex featuring structures with stone spires & sculptures. Prambanan Temple or also known as Loro Jonggrang Temple has a towering shape and depicts Hindu religious beliefs. These three temples are also surrounded by 2 apit temples, 4 kelir temples, and 4 corner temples so that when in this complex, tourists will feel like they are in a kingdom.

Address : Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 15,000 – Rp. 30,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

4. Sewu Temple

The next temple in Jogjakarta has a shape similar to Prambanan Temple. This temple has known for Major Buddhist temple complex with numerous buildings, dating from the 8th century.

However, Sewu Temple is the second largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia after Borobudur Temple, Folks. Even though the 2006 earthquake caused damage to this tourist destination of temples in the city of Jogja, Sewu Temple still looks charming and is worth your visit!

Address : Jl. Raya Solo – Yogyakarta KM.15, Tlogo, Kalasan, Sleman, Central Java

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

5. Sambisari Temple

This Jogja city temple has its own uniqueness, Toppres.  This temple has once buried underground, this historic site offers a semi-excavated 9th-century Hindu temple.

Because, part of the Sambisari Temple is underground. You can still go inside and explore the details of the temple buried in this ground. This temple tour in the city of Jogjakarta also has an information room where you can see photos of the excavation and reconstruction process of this popular temple!

Address: Purwomartani, Kalasan, Purwomartani, Sleman, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price: Rp.5.000 / person

Operating Hours: 07.00-17.00 WIB

6. Banyunibo Temple

The next Jogja city temple has a smaller size when compared to other Jogja temples. This temple has known for a restored, 9th-century Buddhist temple with carved decorations, surrounded by rice fields & forest. However, this Jogjakarta city temple tour looks very beautiful surrounded by rice fields and hills so it is perfect for a photo location, Folks! 

Address : Dusun Cepit, Sleman, Bokoharjo, Prambanan, Jogjakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

7. Sari Temple

Sari Temple is a Buddhist temple that was built during the reign of Rakai Penangkaran in the VIII and IX centuries. This Jogjakarta temple has several stupas that were used for meditation by monks. This temple is  a ruins of an 8th-century Buddhist temple originally constructed out of wood & stone.

Address : Bendan, Tirtomartani, Kalasan, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 08.00-17.00

8. Ijo Temple

Judging from the name alone, you would think that this Jogjakarta city temple tour is green. However, just like other Jojga temples, Ijo Temple remains black. This temple has known for Hilltop complex of 9th-century temples built on terraces, with views of surrounding farmland.

When entering the gate of this temple, you will be greeted by one of the carvings on the largest temple in the form of a dragon with a very large mouth, Folks!  

Address : Sambirejo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 08.00 – 17.00 WIB

9. Borobudur Temple

This temple has known for Dating to the 9th century, this site is renowned as the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Well, this is the most famous temple in Jogja in the world, Folks! Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist temple that has been named the largest monument and stupa in the world by UNESCO! 

The walls of Borobudur Temple are decorated by 2672 sculptures arranged along 6 km which are the largest and most complete Buddha reliefs in the world! The reliefs carved on the wall, apart from being decorations, also tell 4 stories, Folks. Namely Karmawibangga, Lalita Wistara, Jataka and Awanda and Gandawyuda. Of course, the view of sunrise and sunset from the top of this temple tour in the city of Jogja will make tourists amazed by its beauty.

Address : Jl. Badrawati, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java

Ticket Price : Rp. 40,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

10. Mendut Temple

This temple has known for Small, carved-stone Buddhist temple from the 800s & a monastery offering simple overnight stays. Mendut Temple is a Buddhist temple which is thought to be related to the Pawon temple. Until now, it is not certain when this beautiful temple in the city of Jogjakarta was built, Folks. However, the age of this temple is estimated to be older than Borobudur Temple. 

Inside the body of the Mendut temple there is a large enough room containing 3 Buddha statues. One of them is the Buddha Shakyamuni statue. Namely the Buddha who is depicted in a sitting position, preaching and holding hands Dharmacakramudra, symbolizing the attitude of giving teachings. Next is the Bodhisattva Avalokiteswara statue which is considered as the Buddha of human help and the last is the Maitreya statue which is considered the Buddha of liberation of humans.

Address : Jalan Magelang, Sumberrejo, Mendut, Mungkid, Magelang

Ticket Price : Rp. 3,000 / person

Operating Hours : 07.00 – 19.00 WIB

11. Barong Temple

This temple is a 9th-century Hindu temple set on a series of hillside terraces, popular for its sunset views.This temple tourism destination in Jogjakarta was originally named Suragedug Temple.

However, the barong-shaped decoration on each side of the building, one of the temples in the city of Jogja, makes the local people call this temple the Barong Temple. Barong Temple has no room. There is only a niche to put the statue. Barong Temple itself has a simple building, without luxurious reliefs to decorate it.

Address : Candisari Hamlet, Sambirejo Village, Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

12. Gebang Temple

Well, Gebang Temple is one of the temples in Yogyakarta whose existence is not widely known by many people, Folks. This is because the tourist destination of the temple in Jogjakarta is located a bit far from other Jogjakarta temple tours. Gebang Temple is very small in the form of a fairly wide temple yard. However, despite its small size, Gebang Temple is no less beautiful than other Jogjakarta temple tours.

Address : Gebang, Widomartani, Ngemplak, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta

Ticket Price : Rp. 1,000 – Rp. 2,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

13. Pawon Temple

This temple is a 9 th-century rectangular temple carved with intricate reliefs & built from mountain rocks. Well, the last tourist destination in the city of Jogjakarta that we will discuss is Pawon Temple, Folks. When viewed from the art of the building, this Jogjakarta temple tour is an amalgamation of ancient Javanese Hinduism and India. 

Many people estimate that Pawon temple is a tomb, Folks. However, it turns out that this temple in the Jogjakarta area is a place to store King Indra's weapon named Vajranala. In Sanskrit "Vajra", means Lightning and "Anala", means Fire.

Address : Brojonalan, Wanurejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java

Ticket Price : Rp. 5,000 / person

Operational Hours : 06.00 – 17.00 WIB

Conclusion

Those are the 13 most beautiful temple destinations in the city of Jogjakarta that you can visit, Folks! It's really interesting to visit! 

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