There are so many things you have to see if visiting Indonesia. With more than tens thousands of islands in the archipelago, Indonesia has many unique and interesting natural resources.
Indonesia is very rich in flora and fauna varieties which make up Indonesia’s natural beauty.
The beauty of the mountains, the jungles, the sea as well as the culture with its own character is always interesting to explore. Making all corners of the country worth visiting most of the year. Indonesia’s nature holds full of wonders and mysteries that are still preserved today.
Indonesia also has Natural Wonders that have been recognized by the world. One of them is Prambanan Temple.
Prambanan Temple is located within the Prambanan Tourism Park, approximately 17 km to the east of Yogyakarta, precisely in Prambanan Village, Bokoharjo District.
The location is only about 100 meters from the Yogya – Solo highway, so it is not difficult to find it. This temple stands at an altitude of 154 meters above sea level. Part of the Prambanan areas is included in the Sleman Regency while others are in the Klaten area.
Prambanan Temple, also known as the Roro Jonggrang Temple, is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia built in the 9th century AD. This temple is dedicated to Trimurti, the three main Hindu deities which are Brahma – the creator, Vishnu – the protector, and Shiva – the destroyer.
Based on Siwagrha inscriptions the original name of this temple complex is Siwagrha (Sanskrit meaning is ‘Shiva House’), and indeed, in the main room of this temple resides three meters height Shiva Mahadewa statue which shows that Lord Shiva is preferred.
Prambanan is a cluster of ancient Hindu temples that were constructed in Central Java around 850 CE. They’re situated a mere 53 km (33 miles) from the world-famous Buddhist temple of Borobudur and 17 km (11 miles) from the city of Yogyakarta, making them a cinch to get to.
Despite the fact that this UNESCO World Heritage Site tends to get overshadowed by its glitzy and glamorous neighbor, Prambanan is most definitely nothing to scoff at.
How to get to Prambanan using public transport:
In order to visit the temples, most travelers base themselves in Yogyakarta.
In town, there are countless tour agencies offering sunrise and sunset tours to Prambanan. It is incredibly simple to reach Prambanan using the local bus, better known as Transjogja.
From anywhere in Yogyakarta you can catch a Grab, Uber, GoJek, or city taxi, to get to the Jombol Terminal (Terminal Bis Jombor).
When you arrive at the Borobudur Station (Terminal Borobudur), you will either need to hop on a bicycle chariot for 5,000-15,000 Rph. or walk 1km down the road to the main entrance.
The ticket gate at the entrance is segregated by race. Locals go to one side, and all foreigners go to another and pay a much more expensive price.
If you are planning to visit both Borobudur & Prambanan while in Yogyakarta, you are able to buy a ticket at the Borobudur Entrance for admission to both of them at a slightly cheaper price.