This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Exploring Plaosan Temple Complex,Yogyakarta

Plaosan Temple is one of the Hindu-Buddha temples located in Bugisan Village, which is east of Yogyakarta City and about 1 kilometer northeast of Prambanan Temple. Plaosan Temple was built in the mid 9th century by Sri Kahulunnan or Pramodhawardhani, the daughter of Samaratungga, a descendant of the Sailendra Dynasty, and who was married to Rakai Pikatan in the Hindu tradition.

Two weeks ago, my friends and I visited and hunted for photos of many temples in Yogyakarta. We got bored while visiting Prambanan Temple, so I asked my friends “Hey, what if we take a look at another temple around here?”

After visiting Prambanan Temple, you should not rush to your hotel, because just nearby is a beautiful Hindu temple, plus other interesting temples. Moving 1 kilometer northwards, you will find Plaosan Temple; a temple constructed by Rakai Pikatan for his wife, Pramudyawardani. The architect of the temple that is from Bugisan Village in Prambanan’s sub-district, which is a combination of Hindu and Buddha.

In this temple complex, you can found many reliefs from the Hindu-Buddha architect.

One of the Hindu reliefs in Plaosan Lor complex
At every gate there is a KALA HEAD, it is a symbol of the guardian.

We can learn about the history of the Hindu-Buddha combination architect here in Plaosan Complex. Have a nice holiday :)

written by dikasapi

3 comments

  1. luba

    luba

    A very interesting article!

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  2. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    rajin :)

    over 2 years ago · report as spam
  3. dikasapi

    dikasapi

    thanks to @dreadlockboy as talent on the photo :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam

Where is this?

Nearby popular photos – see more

Nearby LomoLocations

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Nederlands.