The Sailendra dynasty built this Largest Buddhist monument in the world between AD 780 and 840. The Sailendra are the ruling dynasty in Central Java at the time. It was built as a place for glorifying Buddha and a pilgrimage spot to guide mankind from worldly desires into enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddha. This monument was discovered by the British in 1814 under Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, it was until 1835 that the entire area of the temple has been cleared.
Borobudur built in the style of Mandala which symbolizes the universe in Buddhist teaching. This structure is square shaped with four entry point and a circular center point. Working from the exterior to the interior, three zones of consciousness are represented, with the central sphere representing unconsciousness or Nirvana.
The total of 504 Buddha are in meditative pose, and the 6 different hand positions represented throughout the temple, often according to the direction the Buddha faces. During the restoration in the early 20th century, it was discovered that two smaller temples in the region, called Pawon and Mendut, are positioned accurately in line with the Borobudur Temple. Pawon temple is located 1.15 km from Borobudur while Mendut Temple is located 3 km from Borobudur. It is believed that there is mutual religious relationship between the three temples, although the exact ritual process remains a mystery.
The three temples are used to form a route for the Waisak Day Festival held each year on the day of the full moon in April or May. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment and the death of Gautama Buddha.
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Built on the ninth Century, Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia. The first mention of Prambanan was in the Syiwagrha Inscription (856AD). With three main temples for the Trimurti; Shiva the destroyer of the universe, Vishnu the keeper of the universe, and Brahma the creator of the universe. Back in the glory days of the old Mataram Kingdom, Prambanan is used as a Candi Agung for various royal and religious ceremonies.
The high structures are typical of Hindu architecture, and the plan of the temple complex is a Mandala, as is Borobudur. As a symbol of the Hindu cosmos, the temple is vertically divided into three parts, both vertically and in plan. The three part is divided into Jaba/Bhurloka, Tengahan/Bhuvarloka, and Njeron/Svarloka.
At the Garbagriha (innermost sanctum) of this temple sits a three meters statue of Shiva. Prambanan as a Hindu Temple was made High and slim compared to Borobudur, with the main Shiva shrine stands 47 meters in the middle of the complex surrounded with smaller temples. Prambanan has a bas-relief on the inner side of the gate around the three main shrine. The bas-relief tells the story about Ramayana and can be read from the east gate clockwise around the inner compound.
The central body of the temples and the middle square of the complex, represents the ‘middle world’ the place for those who have left their worldly possessions. This is where people begin to see the light of truth. The middle world had four rows of 224 small individual shrines, where all shrines are identical. Bhuvarloka is 222 square meters wide and used to have stone walls. This compound consist of four levels, with the innermost level the highest. The first level has 68 small stupas divided into four rows. The second level has 60 stupas. The third level has 52 stupas, and the top level has 44 stupas. All stupas in this compound has the same size, 6 meters wide and 14 meters high. Almost all structure in the middle square is now in ruins.
The top of the temples and the innermost square represents the realm of the gods, the holiest zone, and is crowned. There are 16 temples that consist of 3 main temples: Brahma the Creator, Shiva the Destroyer, and Vishnu the Keeper. Shiva temple is the biggest and the tallest amongst all with 47.6m high, while Brahma and Vishnu are 33m high. In addition to the three main temples, there are three Wahana Temples, four Kelir Temples, two Apit Temples and four Patok Temples. The Svarloka area is 110 square meters wide and 1,5 meters higher than the central area. This area is surrounded with stone walls, with four Gapura Paduraksa on four sides, only the southern gate is still in its original state. In front of the gate is a small square stupas 4 meters high. There are three main temples dedicated to the trimurti. Across the trimurti temples are the Wahana (vehicle) temples. Each temple is named after the vehicle of the gods. Garuda temple is across Vishnu, Nandi (ox) temple is the vehicle for Shiva, and Angsa (swan) temple for Brahma.
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Sandboarding at Parangkusumo
Parangtritis Geomaritime Science Park site shows, Parangkusumo Pasir Gumuk included in coastal dunes (coastal dunes). This sand dune is found throughout the world's latitudes, from the poles to the equator. In Southeast Asia, coastal dunes are present in at least three countries, namely the Philippines (La Paz Sand Dunes), Vietnam (Mui Ne Sand Dunes), and Indonesia. In Indonesia alone there are some sand dune that extends in southern Java. However, the most significant formation is in DI Yogyakarta. Interestingly, sand dunes in the Philippines and Vietnam are also barchan types. Then what is so special Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo?
Sandbanks can also be classified according to climate differences. In wet climates, commonly found hummock dunes and parabolic dunes. In dry and semi-arid climates (arid and semi-arid), more barchan sand dunes are found. There is one interesting fact from the Ganguk Pasir Parangkusumo: the type of barchan, but the climate is wet tropical. This is what makes the Parangkusumo Pasir Gumuk rare. This sand dune should not even be formed because of its unsuitable climate. This is what makes the Parangkusumo Sandbank special and rare.
This article has been published on Kompas.com with the title "4 Interesting Facts about Sand Dunpin Parangkusumo", https://travel.kompas.com/read/2016/11/03/160500227/4.fakta.menarik.tentang.gumuk. sand.parangkusumo. Author: Sri Anindiati Nursastri
Lots of hidden tourist charms in Bantul, one of them is Waterfall Curug Pulosari Krebet. In this place you can enjoy the feel of silence and silence. If you are visiting Yogyakarta, sempatkanlah to enjoy a different atmosphere in addition to traveling to the beach in Bantul. You can visit alternative attractions that is Waterfall Curug Pulosari. Jogja nature tourism is actually located close to the Kasongan region which is famous as a center of pottery art.
Waterfall in Bantul is actually a lot, but which is in demand by tourists for a while focusing on Curug Pulosari Krebet. For those of you who like a cruise picnic like the adventure ala backpakeran, please just visit, the access road was rather easy to be reached from the city of Jogja, then pass Jalan Bantul to Kasongan Gate to the west to 5 kilometers and there are hills, the sign is near Krebet waterfall Pulosari . You can drive a private vehicle to come to this waterfall Curug Pulosari Waterfall.
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Located in Petung Hamlet, Bangunjiwo Village, Kasihan District, Bantul District, Yogyakarta Special Region, Kedung Pengilon can be an alternative destination for your trip. Location of this waterfall is far from the urban bustle. A rustic atmosphere with a beautiful atmosphere will welcome every visitor.
The location of Kedung Pengilon is about 200 meters from the residential area. From the location of the car park in the yard of one of the residents, gurgling water can be heard because the atmosphere there is really quiet. To reach the waterfall, need to walk about five minutes through the path. Arriving at Kedung Pengilon, visitors will find a waterfall with a height of approximately 10 meters with the bottom of the pond berdiamter approximately 15 meters. The water flowing in Kedung Pengilon is so clear that the pond beneath it has a turquoise blue color.
This article has been published on Tribunjogja.com under the title Enjoying Water Beningnya in Kedung Pengilon, http://jogja.tribunnews.com/2016/02/19/ enjoying-beningnya-air-di-keng-pencil. Author: Meme Editor: oda
Krebet village is located in Sendangsari Village, Pajangan District about 12 km southwest of Yogyakarta city. Adjacent to Selarong Goa Tour as the historic place of Prince Diponegoro's struggle. Geographically Krebet hamlet is located on the hill of Selarong, on the northernmost side of Pajangan sub-district is directly adjacent to Guwosari Village, Triwidadi and Bangunjiwo. Currently this Hamlet has a population of approximately 800 people with an area of approximately 104 ha in the form of limestone and consists of moor and yard. The total area and the inhabitants are divided into 5 neighborhood units.
The name of the village in the vicinity of krebet was quite unique that is using the name of the plant name as an example of hamlet pringgading (Bambu Kuning), Dadapbong, Serut, Kalinongko, Kalibagor and others. In this village is also still attached to the culture in the form of traditional rituals ancestral heritage among others ruwahan, suran, kesikuran.
The resulting craft is now already a variety of souvenirs for wedding purposes can be keychains, bookmarks and so forth. There is also a mask painted batik. The price of crafts in this place is very cheap that is in the range of 2 thousand to 300 thousand rupiah. The visitors can stay in the homestay provided and can learn to make batik with wooden media. And also can enjoy typical dishes such as vegetable lodeh, gudeg manggar and tempe goreng. To complete your craft collection there is no harm in stopping by the tourist village of kasongan.
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