Candi Plaosan

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Candi Plaosan

Category : News: Cultural

plaosan The complex is located to the east of Prambanan, in the Plaosan hamlet, village of Bugisan, Prambanan district, Klaten. Open daily 8 am – 5 pm. The unique unification of 9 th century Hindu and Buddhist architecture in the Plaosan Temple Complex was probably brought about by a Hindu king who built the temple for his Buddhist queen. The complex consists of two main temples standing side by side, each having terraced bases. The reliefs carved on the southern main temple portray a man, and the other one shows a woman. Another peculiar object that is interesting to see is its perwara, “slender stupa”. There are 58 small temples and 116 stupas in the complex. Plaosan Lor, has two square courtyards, each containing a temple in a form similar to Candi Sari. Secondary temples and stupas. The second sub-complex, Plaosan Kidul, has one temple, 69 stupas and 18 secondary temples.

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