Historical sites are important for every country because they describe the era and culture of the place. Indonesia has many historical sites scattered around the islands, one of which is the temple. Temples are buildings that were used as places of religious worship for Buddhists and Hindus in ancient times. Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms once existed in Indonesia, leaving many temples in Indonesia. We already made a list of some of the temples in Indonesia that are famous and often used as tourist attractions.

Borobudur Temple

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The most renowned temple in the world, Borobudur Temple is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. Borobudur Temple which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage has an extraordinary beauty. Borobudur is a temple relic of the Buddhist kingdom. As one of the famous Buddhist relics, Borobudur clearly has special features. Among them is the achievement of architectural aesthetics. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circulars, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.

Location: Jl. Badrawati, Kw. Candi Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java

Prambanan Temple

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Prambanan Temple is better known by tourists as Roro Jonggrang Temple. Prambanan Temple is connected to the legend of the love story of Bandung Bondowoso to Roro Jonggrang who was unrequited. Prambanan Temple was built in 850 AD and this famous temple consists of 3 main temples, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva temples. These three temples are also surrounded by 2 apit temples, 4 kelir temples, and 4 corner temples. The total of all the temples in this complex is about 224 units.

Location: Jl. Raya Solo – Yogyakarta No.16, Sleman, Yogyakarta

Ratu Boko Temple

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Located in the south of Prambanan Temple, perched gracefully Ratu Boko Temple. This temple complex has an area of about 25 hectares. The architecture of Ratu Boko Temple has its own differences from other temples, this temple is more like a former palace building. Not only can you enjoy the beauty of the temple architecture, but you can also watch a charming sunset in the morning. On the highest point in the site, there is a small pavilion from which one will be able to see a panoramic view of Prambanan temple with Mount Merapi as the background.

Location: Jl. Raya Piyungan – Prambanan No.2, Sleman, Yogyakarta

Dieng Temple

Dieng Temple is a Hindu temple that was built at the end of the 8th to 9th century AD. Dieng Temple is divided into groups of temples, each of which is named after a Mahabharata figure, namely Arjuna Temple, Gatotkaca Temple, Bima Temple, and Dwarawati Temple. Archaeologists estimate that the Dieng Temple complex was once the location of religious education.

Location: Banjarnegara, Central Java