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Prambanan Temple – Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Brad and Will at the Main Temple of Prambanan (Yes, those are skirts and hard hats!)

OK, now that you are done laughing about Brad and I in our hard hats and skirts (uh uhm – they made us wear them!), we can carry on. Prambanan is a 9th Century Hindu Temple and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site was originally made up of 240 different temples, but what stands today are roughly a dozen with the remains of the others surrounding them.

This site came as a complete bonus and a surprise to us. We did our research to find out about it, but in person, Prambanan is amazing. It is the type of place that reaffirms why traveling is so enjoyable – exploration! We could have easily skipped this site, and by the number of tourists there, most do. If you ever go to Yogyakarta, please promise us that you won’t!

The Prambanan Temple honestly has many of the characteristics of an AbsoluteVisit although it is NOT on the list. The two major factors Prambanan has to make it an incredible site are its age (over 1000 years old) and its detail (see the photos below!). Prambanan is a beautiful site and an incredible temple. On your way to Borobudur ;) , check it out!

I have divided the photos of the temple into two sections – The Temples and The Details. Pretty self explanatory, but PLEASE make sure you check out the detail photos – these are what really captured me. Enjoy!

The Temples

The Entry to Prambanan Temple

One of the Temples within Prambanan

Brad and Will outside of Prambanan (skirts and all)

Looking next door – Another temple!

Inside one of the Temple, I found Nandi – Shiva’s Holy Cow

Up Close with Shiva

The Detail

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