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Candi Penataran

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Address: Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia

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Not in the middle of the day ..to hot

We went there after Kelud mountain ..so it was around midday ..to hot .. Morning or afternoon could be beter . Nice maintain place

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're into history, you can't miss this temple when you're visiting East Java Province. It was the third biggest ancient temple in Indonesia, built in the 11th century, started by the Kingdom of Kediri, later continued by Singhasari and Majapahit Kingdom in order to worship the God of Palah, the ruler of Mount Kelud. The origin name of the... More 

Thank Wima B
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very impressive Hindu temple from Majapahit era, well preserved and not many visitors. a lot of interesting ruins nearby. bring sunscreen to reapply. sun is very strong this part of the indonesia.

Thank WalkWalkTalk
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went there after Kelud mountain ..so it was around midday ..to hot .. Morning or afternoon could be beter . Nice maintain place

Thank Herman-Buyle
Arzignano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Candi penataran is one of Historical heritage of Indonesia. The surrounding temple was very clean, welcoming people around. It's very pleasure to visit even not bigger temple. Very nice.

Thank Blossom S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Just like other temple, not much interesting placed, pay parking about 3000rp and ya just walk and finish. For me, ya just like that :) not that special :)

Thank Sepri A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The site is small but not heavily visited so we almost had the place to ourselves. It's also well- preserved. Bring a guide or your own background materials as it is not signposted or explained anywhere.

Thank MunichEricJ
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Penataran Tempel located 11 km north of Blitar. Consider as the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. Whole temple complex is very well preserved (buried under Kelud volcano ash could be on of the reason). On the west side of the complex there is square wall depict Khrisnayana story. The temple is open everyday for public.

Thank Yoyok L
Purwokerto, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

A well maintained historical temple complex, nice to see the lawn within the complex. Very hot during daytime, good to visit in the morning.

Thank reprabowo
Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Candi Penataran (Penataran Temple) is the biggest Hindu Temple in East Java. The temple is great, clean and easy to find from Blitar, around 10 km.

Thank johnbudi77
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Penataran Temple is one of ancient historical building for Hindus. It is located around 15 km to North of Blitar City. The temple cover about 10.000 sq m. The temple it well maintained, although not perfectly due to possible limited funds. Overall, if you love ancient history, it is worth to see.

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