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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

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Kampot, Cambodia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is very clean. Interesting are the sights of stone from other cultures like maya culture an so on. Should to visit.

Thank Osterkirchstieg
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Any temples always have good view in daytime. But only few temples that will show you their stunning and magical night view, - and Penataran Temple is one in the list. Twice a year, the local art culture association held Fullmoon festival, celebrated with traditional art dance and song. I have been in many fullmoon festival around Indonesia and nothing... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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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129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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192 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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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600 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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21 reviews
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Reviewed 9 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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Reviewed 21 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

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