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Address: Purwomartani Village | Kalasan, Yogyakarta 52281, Indonesia
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Once you are visiting Pambanan Temple, it is a good stopover.  Sambisari temple  is not properly restored may be due to lack of government willingness but still it is worth visit... read more

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Noida, India
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Noida, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you are visiting Pambanan Temple, it is a good stopover.  Sambisari temple  is not properly restored may be due to lack of government willingness but still it is worth visit. You can appreciate the glory of the past. Twin temple symbolise marriage of Hindu kng and Buddhist queen. Out of two temple 1st from entrance is better renovated and... More 

Thank MKP5456
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In compare with other temples in Yogya, this place is rather small but it's extremely attractive me with the location (near the center) and the way they reserve it. It's quite, peaceful and clean

Thank Tam L
Jakarta, Indonesia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We found the temple by accident after having breakfast while seeing through the map. The place is absolutely awesome and very clean. The entrance ticket is very cheap, 2k IDR only!

Thank ThyasP
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a smaller temple here in Yogyakarta. It is unique because it sits under ground level. If you want to watch our YouTube review, search "Martin Johnson Sambi Sari Yogyakarta". We enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. :)

Thank Martin J
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This fairly recently discovered temple is set into a depression in the ground with stone steps leading down to it. There are interesting images carved into the stone. Worth a visit.

Thank cranky225
Pune, India
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This temple is situated on half hour's drive from Yogyakarta. Better to hire a local cab as it doesn't have bus conectivity.

Thank Sir_Gaurav
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 811 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A well preserved Hindu temple located near the airport in a residential area. The temple is below ground level with steps leading all the way down. It had been buried under the earth for hundreds of years before being discovered and excavated. Its off the beaten track but worth a visit.

1 Thank nellielim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a very old temple built out of stone. No worship is held in The Temple but it gives glimpses of the golden era when it was built. It also introduces the culture of the time like a true representation of the time.

Thank manjujitendra
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

located in the middle of residentials (outskirt sleman yogyakarta), this temple is one of those not-so-touristy spot to visit. even thought the ticket is very cheap, this temple is pretty well-preserved.

Thank fendi_soebrata
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The temple is indeed well preserved, and intimate because it's not crowded with tourists (we were about the only people there during our short visit). Well worth the affordable ticket price (2,000 IDR for adult). Minor note: Have exact change ready at entrance. I handed over a 10k note for entrance fee and the guard insisted I paid with 5k... More 

Thank WeeKee

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