365Indonesia Day 39 - Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta
hello guys! you must be not an Indonesian if you don't recognize the picture. yup, our next stop is Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta! Prambanan temple is an extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the tenth century during the reigns of two kings namely Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. Soaring up to 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple), the foundation of this temple has fulfilled the desire of the founder to show Hindu triumph in Java Island. This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city center, among an area that now functions as beautiful park. one heck of a temple, isn't it? It was designed as three concentric squares. In all there are 224 temples in the entire complex. The inner square contains 16 temples, the most significant being the 47 m high central Siva temple flanked to the north by the Brahma temple and to the south by the Vishnu temple. These three ancient masterpieces of Hindu architecture are locally referred to as the Prambanan Temple or Lorojonggrang Temple (Slender Maiden); the compound was deserted soon after it was completed, possibly owing to the eruption of nearby Mount Merapi. this beautiful temple is a must visit whenever you go to Yogyakarta. oh, and you can bring the temple home by buying key chains of Prambanan Temple there. it's very cheap, it costs only Rp 1000-3000 for every piece. a perfect giveaway for your friends back home. Regards, Mad. check out my travel blog madalkatiri for more amazing pictures and follow @madalkatiri!