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Prambanan

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Prambanan
Prambanan Temple Yogyakarta Indonesia.jpg
Prambanan Temple Compounds
LocationBokoharjo, Prambanan, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta & Prambanan, Klaten Regency, Central Java
Coordinates7°45′8″S 110°29′30″E / 7.75222°S 110.49167°E / -7.75222; 110.49167Coordinates: 7°45′8″S 110°29′30″E / 7.75222°S 110.49167°E / -7.75222; 110.49167
BuiltOriginally built in 850 CE during the reign of the Hindu Sanjaya Dynasty
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iv
Designated1991 (15th session)
Part ofPrambanan Temple Compounds
Reference no.642
State Party Indonesia
RegionSoutheast Asia
Prambanan is located in Java
Prambanan
Location within Java
Prambanan is located in Indonesia
Prambanan
Prambanan (Indonesia)
Main temple of Shiva shrine in Prambanan temple complex.

Prambanan (Indonesian: Candi Prambanan) is an 8th-century Hindu temple compound in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, dedicated to three Hindu Gods: the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva) known as Trimurti. The Prambanan temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998,[1] is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and the second-largest in Southeast Asia after Angkor Wat. Main characteric of its Hindu architecture is tall and pointed architecture and towering with 47 m height in the central building (Shiva temple).[2] These temple compounds originally consists of 240 temple structures (including 224 ruined Pervara temples), and represents the magnificent ancient Java's Hindu architecture and structure. Together with Buddhist Borobudur temple which were built at the same era and are physically located very close one to another, it is considered as a masterpiece and symbol of peace and religious harmony in Indonesia.[3] Prambanan attracts many domestic visitors and also from around the world.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Prambanan Temple Compounds". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  2. "Prambanan Temple Complex". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  3. Borobudur and Prambanan Temples: UNESCO Cultural Heritages and Symbol of Indonesian Peace and Religious Harmony, Hary Gunarto, International Journal of Multidisiplinary Studies, May 2019, pp. 1001-1005.
  4. "Prambanan - World Heritage Site - Pictures, Info and Travel Reports". www.worldheritagesite.org. Retrieved 2022-03-08.