This temple housed in Kalasan, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. After being buried for hundreds of years, the first slab was found in 1966. It took 21 years to excavate and assemble hundreds of pieces of "puzzle" of stone that before Sambisari successfully reconstructed.
Nothing strange feeling that descend Karyowinangun on a morning in 1966. But a rare occurrence happened in the fields at the time, when you're swinging the spade into the ground. Hoe who swung to the ground hitting a boulder after having seen carved on its surface. Karyowinangun and local people were amazed by the presence of the boulder.
Department of archaeological findings was aware of any imminent and further stipulates rice acreage Karyowinangun as ancient asylum. Found carved stone was supposed to be part of the temple which may be buried under paddy fields. Excavation finally made up to find hundreds of other boulders along the ancient statues. And really, the stones were indeed a component of a temple.
Hose 21 years later, finally able to enjoy the beauty of the temple. Building a temple named Sambisari it stands majestically in Sambisari, Purwomartani, Kalasan, Sleman, 10 kilometers from the city center. You can reach by driving through road traffic Yogya-Solo to find a signpost to this temple. Next, we turn to the left to follow the road.
you will be surprised when he arrived at the temple area. When direct view into the middle of the temple area, just a stone structure roof looks as if only plays a few feet above the ground. What really Sambisari only small? Upon closer, then we got the answer. Apparently, Sambisari was 6.5 meters lower than the surrounding area.
Sambisari expected to be built between the years 812-838 AD, during the reign of Rakai possibility Garung. The temple complex consists of 1 main temple and 3 accompanying temple. There are two fences surrounding the temple complex, the fence has been perfectly restored, while the other fence revealed only a little to the east of the temple. Still as a barrier, there are 8 pieces phallus stakes are scattered in every direction of the wind.
Main temple building is unique because it does not have a pedestal like other temples in Java. Foot of the temple also functions as a base so that parallel to the ground. The foot of the temple is left plain, without reliefs or decorations. Various ornaments are generally in the form of new simbar found at the top of the temple of the body to the outside. The ornaments glance like batik motifs.
Climbing the stairs of the temple entrance, you can find an ornament of a lion that is in the mouth of makara (the magical animal in Hindu mythology) gaping. Figure makara in Sambisari and is an evolution of the makara form in India which can be a blend of an elephant with a fish or a crocodile with a curved tail.
1 meter wide hallway will be found after passing through the last steps of the main temple entrance. Around it, you will find three niches, each of which contains a statue. On the north side, there is a statue of Goddess Durga (the wife of Lord Shiva) with eight hands, each holding a weapon. While on the east side there is a statue of Ganesha (son of Goddess Durga). On the south side, there Agastya with aksamala (prayer beads) are worn around the neck.
Entering the main chamber of the temple, can be seen phallus and yoni is large enough, approximately 1.5 meters. Its presence indicates that the temple was built as a place of worship of Lord Shiva. Phallus and yoni in the chamber of the temple is also used to make holy water. Typically, the water poured on the phallus and allowed to flow past the small ditch on the yoni, and then collected in a container.
Exit from the main temple and headed west, you can see all three ancillary temples (companion) are facing the opposite direction. There are allegations that these ancillary temples intentionally built without a roof because when excavation is not found rocks the roof. Section in the middle of the ancillary temples have a square pedestal decorated with dragons and padmasana (lotus) spherical convex on it. Possibility, Padmasana and pedestal used as a statue or offerings.
When you have been enjoying the beauty of the temple, you can go to the information space. Some photos depicting paddy environment Karyowinangun before excavated and the initial condition of the temple when it was discovered to be found. There are also photographs of the excavation and reconstruction of the temple that lasted for tens of years, including photos of other objects found during the excavation, in the form of a bronze statue which is now kept in the Archaeological Heritage Preservation Hall.
Beauty Sambisari now we can enjoy is the result of hard work of the archaeologists for 21 years. The temple was originally like a giant puzzle, piece by piece rearranged for the sake of conservation of the cultural heritage of the great one in the past.
Ratu Boko Palace is a magnificent palace complex built in the 8th century. Can be said to be the grandest buildings in its time it was built by one of the relatives of Borobudur founder. The palace is located on Jalan Raya Yogyakarta-Solo, Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ratu Boko Palace is a magnificent building that was built during the reign of Panangkaran, one of the descendants of the Sailendra dynasty. The palace was originally named Abhayagiri Vihara (meaning monastery in a peaceful hill) was built for seclusion and focus on the spiritual life. Being in this palace, you can feel peace and view of the city of Yogyakarta and Prambanan the background of Mount Merapi.
The palace is located 196 meters above sea level. 250,000 m2 area of the palace is divided into four, namely center, west, southeast, and east. The middle section consists of the main gateway, field, Combustion Temple, pond, and assembly hall. Meanwhile, the southeast part includes Hall, Hall-Hall, 3 temples, ponds, and complex for princess. Complex of caves, Buddhist Stupa, and a pool located on the east. While the western part consists only of the hills.
If you enter from the gate of the palace, you will go directly to the middle. Two high gates will welcome you. The first gate has three entrances while the second has 5 doors. If you are careful, the first gate will be found writing 'Panabwara'. Said that, based on inscriptions Middle Wanua III, written by Rakai Panabwara, (descendant Panangkaran) who took over the palace. The purpose of writing his name is to legitimize power, give 'power' so that a more glorious and to give sign that the building is the main building.
About 45 meters from the second gate, you will see a temple made of white stones so-called White Stone Temple. Not far from there, will find Combustion Temple. The temple is square (26 meters x 26 meters) and has 2 terraces. As the name implies, the temple was used for cremation. In addition to the second temple, a sacred terrace and a pond then you have to walk about 10 meters from the Combustion Temple.
Mysterious well be seen if you walk to the southeast of the Combustion Temple. That said, the well was named Amrita Mantana that means sacred water treated with charms. Now, the water is still often used. Local people said, well water that can bring good luck to the wearer. While Hindus use it for Tawur grand ceremony the day before Nyepi. Using water in the ceremony is believed to support the goal, which is to purify ourselves to return the earth and its contents on the initial harmony. We suggest you visit Prambanan temple one day before Nyepi day to see the ceremony process.
Stepping into the eastern part of the palace, you will see two caves, big pond measuring 20 meters x 50 meters and a Buddhist stupa looks calm. Two caves were formed from sedimentary rock called pumice breccia. Caves that are more on so-called Cave of Lanang while under the so-called Cave Wadon. Exactly in front of the Cave Lanang there is a pool and three stupas. Based on a study, it is known that the effigy is Aksobya, one of the Buddhist Pantheon.
Although it was founded by a Buddhist, it has elements of Hinduism. It can be seen with the Linga and Yoni, Ganesha statues, and gold plate that reads "Om namah swaha Rudra yes" as a form of worship to the god Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva. The existence of Hindu elements that prove the existence of religious tolerance that is reflected in architectural works. Indeed, when it Panangkaran who are Buddhists live side by side with the followers of Hinduism.
Few know that this house is witness of the initial triumph in Sumatera land. Balaputradewa had fled to the palace prior to Sumatra when attacked by Rakai Pikatan. Balaputradewa rebelled because he felt as the number two in the reign of Old Mataram Kingdom because of Rakai Pikatan marriage with Pramudhawardani (Balaputradewa brother. After he was defeated and fled to Sumatra, before he became king in the kingdom of Srivijaya.
As a heritage building, King Boko Palace is different from other inheritances. Other buildings are in the form of a temple or shrine, as the name implies this shows characteristics as a residence. It is shown from the presence of the building in the form of pillars and roof are made of wood, even though we can only see remains of a stone building. Investigate the palace, then you will get more, one of which is a very beautiful view of the sunset. An American tourist said, "This is the most beautiful sunset on earth."
Exotic beach with Waterfall and clash in the South Sea Yogyakarta. The beach is located in Tepus, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Waterfall in the sea mouth is something rare in Indonesia, even the world. Hidden behind the karst hills, Gunung south of Yogyakarta turned out to save the waterfall that falls directly into the sea mouth. An irresistible charm.
Twilight participate welcome when arriving at Jogan Beach. Flanked by high cliffs typical limestone mountains, beach Jogan clash tub, a stream of water coming down the mountain to see the waves of the trip. Of the dozens of beaches scattered along the 71 kilometer coastal Gunungkidul Jogan Beach occupies a privileged position because of the presence of a waterfall that fell from the cliff into the sea mouth, reminiscent of the McWay Waterfall Beach in California. So far, not many travelers know about Jogan Beach. The exact location is in the west Siung often forgotten by the climbers who encouraged the spirit of embracing moleknya Siung.
To reach the beach Jogan, it took about two hours drive from Yogyakarta. Down the smooth asphalt roads, winding splitting karst hills is the remainder of the oceans millions of years ago. When we arrived at the Post Retribution Siung, meaning Jogan Beach is near, because about 400 meters from the post, you will see a wooden plank signpost towards Jogan. Replaces the smooth asphalt, footpath into the next guide, escort you to the river accompanied by two small on the left side that will be fused and then transformed into a waterfall. Unfortunately, its beauty can be seen only during the rainy season, while in the dry season water flow is very small coupled with water extraction activities for the sake of the citizens needs.
To be able to enjoy a splash of water from the top of the cliff, we had to go down to the bottom. There are two ways to go down, first with techniques aka rappeling canyoning in a waterfall. Certainly necessary equipment and qualified ability to do so. Second, treading derivative slippery wet. Fortunately available wood handle as the support body. However, caution is required because of the steep path. After a steep and slippery rocks, the remaining one more challenge, we still have to pass through the reef inhabited by thousands of colored transparent baby crabs measuring about 5 mm. This is not a colony dwellers Christmas Island red crab (which is near the West Java but possessed Australia), but through it with bare feet is certainly not a simple matter. Residents used to take it for a cooked crab baby, be friends eating warm rice at a time when the rainy season. If lucky, visitors can also see hundreds of butterflies swarming in dry rocks.
Well, you came. Set against the purple sky at dusk, staring off into the Indian Ocean, watching the waves roll Poseidon throws that seemed ready to devour, while behind his back, the deafening sound of a waterfall, a sign of the swift water falls. No need to cringe, enjoy the hospitality splashing water when the legs touch the rigors of coral rock. Greet politely before you parted the curtain of water, entered the contest grojogan. Fresh pouring fresh water from rivers secret karst hills make us feel as Gunung aridity is a myth. Because in fact this area has a lot of water sources, which unfortunately is hidden in the bowels of the earth.
Jogan beach is the giver of freshness, like an oasis in the vastness stretch of white sand beach Gunung. As well as garnishes on the plate is too dear to be missed. The beach is right for you who want to feel different sensations of coastal paradise south of Yogyakarta.