Candi Barong, twins temples on the Hill

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Candi Barong, twins temples on the Hill

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candi-barong Located at Candisari Village, Bokoharjo, Prambanan.Open daily 8 am – 5 pm. Overlooking Banyunibo is Candi Barong, a Hindu temple built around the 9 th century AD. There are two separate terraces. The first one is empty but on the second are two temples, both of which are almost identical and have no entrances. Each side of the two buildings has similar decorations. The temple's roof is of three ornamented tiers resembling those on Candi Ijo. Interesting is that the main room of the building is at the back, not in the center like other temples. It is called Barong because of the barong head ornament on the complex gate. About 50 m north of Barong lies the Dawangsari site. Although nothing remains but a few scattered stones, it is thought that Dawangsari was a Buddhist temple, whereas Barong was Hindu. [codepeople-post-map]