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Penataran Temple

Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia
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This is an out of the way, Lovely temple. Worth a trip. Now that a trip to Mt. Kelud is a dud... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2014
Don L
Mindanao, Philippines
a mystic place: the State Temple of ancient Majapahit kingdom

This is a beautiful and awesome place. You need some time to stroll around and pay attention to all... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2013
Cologne, Germany
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Desa Panataran, Blitar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is an out of the way, Lovely temple. Worth a trip. Now that a trip to Mt. Kelud is a dud, visit this temple anyway.

Thank Don L
Reviewed 10 April 2013

This is a beautiful and awesome place. You need some time to stroll around and pay attention to all the fascinating details. Don't go at noon or bring a sun cap or umbrella; it can be very hot and not much shade around.

5  Thank LydiaK436
Reviewed 23 November 2012

I went there by car from Kediri, a neighboring town of Blitar, it took me around an hour to get there. The street signs are quite clear, so you won't be clueless in case you forget your GPS or travelling solo without your guide. When...More

2  Thank hannywishnuardi
Reviewed 7 November 2012

An interesting place to stop in at on your way through along the south coast road. Detailed Relief work and well maintained yards mark this important landmark The exposed temple site is much smaller than perhaps well known sites such as Deing, Borobodur, Prambanan, Kalisan,...More

2  Thank Big_Yob
Reviewed 27 October 2012

The Temple is quite well maintained, clean. but lack of interesting attraction. We're just seeing around the temple. nearly nothing to do. Local visitors have "picnic" under shady area (not many) For travelers who use the public transportation like I did. It's another story. There's...More

1  Thank RochmanLJ
Reviewed 18 September 2012

truly there is not much to see. There are a few partial temples with some well preserved reliefs. Although we were on a private tour, our tour guide had the security guard who has learned this place for decades show us around. A positive is...More

2  Thank 2travel4fun007
Reviewed 31 July 2012

it's located in Blitar, 2 hours from malang. The location is in the same direction if you want to reach mount Kelud (one of volcano in east java). To get there you'll need to rent a car with a good driver, because there's not much...More

5  Thank YonaOneSidarta
Reviewed 23 March 2012

The grounds were well maintained and there was an explanation in English on a large bulletin board. English could be improved. Best to read about it yourself beforehand.

3  Thank Natalie1408
Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is not as grand as Borobudur or Prambanan, the greatest temples of Central Java, but it is the finest temple complex from the eastern end of Java. Dating from several centuries after Java's first Golden Age, the art and sculpture are quite different, with...More

9  Thank Raymond W
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