Candi Sewu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

photo of Candi Sewu entrance

Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, Borobudur is the largest. The Sewa temple is located in the Prambanan temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (about 1 km away from Prambanan temple). They are rebuilding many of the temples on the site which now lie in ruins.

Candi Sewu was likely built in the 8th century as the royal palace at the end of the Rakai Panangkaran kingdom.

Related: Buddha Statues, Borobudur Temple, Java, IndonesiaBanteay Srei temple, CambodiaGrand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

photo of stone block and temples at Candi Sewu

2 thoughts on “Candi Sewu, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  1. Alex Dumpfree

    First I must tell you that the photographs are really nice. But the spelling of the place SEWU TEMPLE changed to SEWA TEMPLE in the same line. Kindly tell me more about the Panankaran Kingdom.

  2. curiouscat Post author

    My mom used to get upset because I would spell the same word 3 different ways on the same page 🙁

    I want to put up more historical info but I am way behind. I have years of trips I want to put up information about. Two of my hopes for 2013 are to travel more and to post more on my past travels (including many more photos and more info).

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