Candi Prambanan is the largest Hindu complex in Indonesia and is located in central Java, 18km from Yogyakarta. The temple complex consists of a central area with three major temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma and some other minor temples, surrounded by a belt of smaller temples of which only the basements are left. Due to its impressive sculptural detail, the Shiva temple is probably the most outstanding example of Hindu art.
The Prambanan complex was built between the 9th and 10th centuries by the Hindu rulers of Java. Abandoned shortly after that, the temples collapsed after a major earthquake in the 16th century. The temples were reconstructed in the early 20th century, during the Dutch colonial period. The Prambanan temple complex has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1991.
01 Shiva temple 02 Brahma and Apit temples 03 Apit temple 04 Hindu temple 05 Shiva temple 06 Shiva temple
07 Hindu temple 08 Top of Hindu temple 09 Shiva temple 10 Shiva temple 11 Brahma temple 12 Top of Brahma temple
13 Top of Shiva temple 14 Temple tops 01 Prambanan temple complex 02 Prambanan temple complex
03 Prambanan temple complex 04 Prambanan temple complex 05 Prambanan temples
06 Ruins of secondary temples 07 Ruins of secondary temples 08 Side view of Prambanan temples 09 Prambanan temples
10 Prambanan temples 11 Prambanan temples 12 Prambanan temple complex
13 Prambanan temple complex 01 Bas-reliefs 02 Entrance to Shiva temple 03 Shiva temple detail
04 Shiva temple facade 05 Ceiling of Brahma temple 06 Shiva temple detail 07 Bas-reliefs 08 Balustrade
09 Bas-reliefs 10 Bas-reliefs 11 Bas-reliefs 12 Bas-reliefs 13 Temple structures
14 Shiva temple entrance 15 Bas-reliefs 16 Bas-reliefs 17 Statue of Ganesha
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