Prambanan

The huge Prambanan complex was erected in the middle of the 9th century – around 50 years later than Borobudur – but like Borobudur little is known of it’s early history. It’s thought that it was built by Rakai Pikatan to commemorate the return of a Hindu dynasty to sole power in Java. Hindu influences are seen throughout with temples dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. We were more impressed with Prambanan than Borobudur, but both are worth seeing as stunning examples of Indonesian temples.

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