Departure time : 08.00
A morning sightseeing takes you to the world's famous Budhist temple,
the Borobudur temple. Located 42 kilometers from Yogyakarta, this
1,200 years old Buddist temple, is a great piece of art and architectural
display, and above all the largest and the most famous temple in
the world. The Mendut temple is another km east. It may be small
and insignificant compared with its mighty neighbor, Borobudur,
but this temple is the most outstanding statue of any temple in
Java that can still be seen in its proper place. A magnificent three-meter
high figure of Buddha, flanked by the Budhisattravas Lokesvara on
the left and Vairapana on the right.
The Buddha is
also notable for his posture, for instead of the usual lotus position
he sits Western style, with both feet on the ground. The Mendut
temple, known as the temple in the bamboo grove, was discovered
in 1836 and attempts to restore it were made by the Dutch between
1897 and 1904.
of the roof and entrance remain unfinished, it is nevertheless a
fine temple and the gracefully carved relief panels on its outer
walls are among the finest and largest examples of Hindu-Javanese
Departure time : 15.00
sightseeing tour takes you to eastern part of Yogyakarta, featuring
the magnificent Hindu temple which derives its name from the village
where it is located, Prambanan.
Locally known as the Loro Jonggrang Temple, or the Temple of the
Slender Virgin, it is the most magnificent and beautiful Hindu temple
in Indonesia. Prambanan is believed to have been built by King Balitung
Maha Sambu in the middle of the ninth century. Its parapets are
adorned with bas-relief depicting the famous Ramayana story. It
has eight shrines; the three main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Visnhu
and Brahma. The main temple of Shiva rises to a height of 130 feet
and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva's consort, Durga. The
serenity atmosphere of the villages enriches with the fantastic
sunset (if weather permits) that could be enjoyed in late afternoon
and will be the highlight of the tour. Nearby stands the unique
Buddhist temple which is located at some 16km east of Yogyakarta,
on the south side of the main road between Yogyakarta and Solo.
It was built in honor of the marriage between king Pancapana of
the Sanjaya Dynasty and a princess of the Cailendra Dynasty, Dyah
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