Ratu Boko: The Temple of Yogyakarta Exoticism

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I’ve always loved the Ratu Boko Temple or Boko Temple, because of its exoticism and its different from other temples in Yogyakarta. There’s so much we can capture here. The combination of the temple, lawn, and the trees just make Boko Temple more exotic and sometimes you can find some animals there too.

Credits: dreadlockboy

Ratu Boko is an archaeological site known to modern Javanese as Kraton Ratu Boko or Ratu Boko’s Palace. Ratu Boko is located on a plateau, about three kilometers south of Lara Jonggrang Prambanan Temple Complex in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The original name of this site is still unclear, however the local inhabitants named this site after King Boko, the legendary king mentioned in Loro Jonggrang folklore.
The site covers 16 hectares in two hamlets (Dawung and Sambireja) of the village of Bokoharjo and Prambanan. In striking contrast to other Classic-period sites in Central Java and Yogyakarta, which are remains of temples, Ratu Boko displays attributes of an occupation or settlement site, although its precise functions is unknown.
The first of three terraces is reached through a massive gateway built on two levels. On the western edge of this terrace is a high talud of soft white limestone. The second terrace, separated from the first by andesite wall, is reached through a gateway in paduraksa form consisting of three doors, a larger central one flanked by two of lesser dimensions. The third terrace, the largest, contains the richest concentrations of archaeological remains. – from Wikipedia

Main Gate

Credits: dreadlockboy

I’ve always loved the Ratu Boko Temple or Boko Temple, because of its exoticism and its different from other temples in Yogyakarta. There’s so much we can capture here. The combination of the temple, lawn, and the trees just make Boko Temple more exotic and sometimes you can find some animals there too.

Credits: dreadlockboy

Boko temple has a lot of temples in one complex, usually I just walk around with my camera and I always wanna stop to get some shots. I use Redscale film to capture great images and all things exotic, then whenever I see the results, I find that the yellow tone of the film complements the exotic elements of the location very well.

Credits: dreadlockboy

From Boko Temple, you can also see Prambanan Temple because Boko Temple is situated on a hill, you can also see the sunrise from there.So if you visit Indonesia don’t forget to visit Yogyakarta, “The City of Thousand Temples”, and don’t forget to bring your camera. :)

Load up the Lomography Redscale 120 100 ISO and achieve the warm-tinged effect produced only by exposing the negative on the reverse side! You’ll get breathtaking square shots evoking intensely warm, honey hues. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by dreadlockboy on 2012-04-03 #places #art-and-culture #art-culture-indonesia-yogyakarta-jogja-temple-lomo-asia-exotic #location

6 Comments

  1. dikasapi
    dikasapi ·

    nice bray!

  2. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    @dikasapi iya bro,padanl iseng...hehehe..ga sekreatif dirimulah..qkqkqkqk..cm review tmpat aj :)

  3. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    wish i could go travelling there soon~

  4. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    @vanilajan just go, it really a great place :)

  5. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Bang pas nulis article location ini ada tulisan yang di edit (beda sama pas nulis di submit article)? Article location saya koq banyak kalimat yang di edit yah? Hehe, emang bahasa Inggris saya kacau sih. Btw keren nih infonya. Insya Allah kalo punya uang dan waktu saya main ke sini.

  6. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    @hervinsyah kebetulan klo tempatku g banyak yg di edit..paling penempatanya aja yg banyak kurang pas,paragraf,dll..bikin yg simple aja..artikelnya juga ga berat kn?hehe..bukan koran ato majalah juga..:)

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