Trowulan Travel Guide

  • Trowulan's Sleeping Buddha
    Trowulan's Sleeping Buddha
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  • Sleeping Buddha in Lotus Pond
    Sleeping Buddha in Lotus Pond
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  • Sleeping Buddha relief on the pedestal
    Sleeping Buddha relief on the pedestal
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Trowulan Things to Do

  • Trowulan's Sleeping Buddha

    Trowulan also happens to be the home of Indonesia's biggest Sleeping Buddha statue. With a length of 22 m it is the third biggest in the world, behind the statue in Bangkok and one in Nepal. And perhaps it is located in the most attractive setting, within a lotus pond and reliefs of Buddha's life on the pedestal.Whether you follow Hinayana,...

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  • Brahu temple

    Like all Trowulan temples Candi Brahu was built of brick. Its height is 27.5 m, and its rectangular base 20.7 m wide. Research during reconstruction has shown that the present base encloses an older one of 17 m wide. The temple faces west. On the roof at the back are some circular structures, thought to be stupa's. This and the general design would...

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  • Majapahit Information Centre

    When you arrive in Trowulan on the main road from Solo to Surabaya, best start by paying a visit to the Majapahit Information Centre or Pusat Informasi Majapahit. Apart from the interesting museum collection, here you can obtain an informative booklet (in Indonesian) on the Trowulan sites complete with a map. Then you can set out to view the...

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  • Segaran Pool

    This artificial lake was discovered in 1926, when it was all filled up and overgrown with grass. It is one of 32 water reservoirs of the Majapahit kingdom that have been found so far. Restauration work has intermittenty been done in 1966, 1974 and 1983/84 so that we now can see the lake as it was built in the time of the Majapahit kingdom.The lake...

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  • Wringin Lawang gate

    Majapahit architects developed two types of gates, the split gate or candi bentar and the roofed gate, called paduraksa. Gapura Wringin Lawang is a gate of the first type. The two types probably served different functions. Wringin Lawang gate is thought to have been the entrance gate to a housing complex. This conjecture is based upon the discovery...

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  • Tikus temple

    Candi Tikus (Tikus temple) is not really a temple but a bathing place. Well, in its centre there is a small temple-like structure representing Mahameru mountain, the abode of the gods and the source of all life. This source of life was the water flowing from the fountain heads at the foot of the Mahameru effigy.Nowadays water is less abundant....

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  • Bajangratu gate

    Majapahit architects developed two types of gates, the split gate or candi bentar and the roofed gate, called paduraksa. Gapura Bajangratu is a gate of the latter type. The two types probably served different functions. Gapura Bajangratu is thought to have been the entrance gate to a holy shrine in honour of Kinga Jayanegara, who died in he year...

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  • CANDI BRAHU, TROWULAN

    CANDI BRAHU is a temple built by red bricks construction, it was an ancient temple of Majapahit Kingdom which located at Trowulan village, Mojokerto District, East Java Province

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  • CANDI TIKUS, Temple of the Rat

    CANDI TIKUS, Candi means temple and Tikus means a Rat, is a temple which was built by a red bricks construction, a lower land site where one could see a pool just surrounding the temple. The environment surrounding the temple is gorgeous, one could see mount Arjuno in a faraway an a wide open field of rice/paddy plantation

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  • BAJANG RATU TEMPLE, Trowulan

    Bajang Ratu Temple is an ancient temple made up by red bricks, the temple was been built in an era of Majapahit Kingdom in East Java

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  • Trowulan: A Former Majapahit Kingdom

    Trowulan is well known as a former Majapahit Kingdom site, here one could see an ancient temple which was built by Majapahit Kingdom, the temples wrer built by a bricks construction. Trowulan located at Mojokerto District

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  • Petilasan Panggung and Pendopo Agung...

    Petilasan Panggung is a sacred place where Raden Wijaya, the first king of Majapahit had contemplated and meditation before build the greatest empire Majapahit. The first thing he did after leaving Petilasan Panggung is open Tarik forest nearby the estuary of Kali Brantas (Brantas River) altogether with Mahapatih Gajah Mada. At Petilasan Panggung...

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  • Beautiful padi field surrounding royal...

    What do you think about 'final destination', about our last home, the symbolizing of peaceful place according an endless journey to Nirvana? A cemetery must be nice and tranquil and cozy ... etc. And we can find it around the royal cemetery of Puteri Champa and King Brawijaya V. Surrounded by padi field and beautiful greenery views. And don't...

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  • The tomb of King Brawijaya V

    This noble cemetery situated in the same complex of Tomb Puteri Champa. Trully romantic, since this king buried in the same place with his lovely wife Cambodian Princess.

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  • Makam Putri Champa [Tomb of Cambodian...

    This is the tomb of Putri Champa [Cambodian Princess] which became a wife of Prabu [King] Brawijaya V. The story begins when Putri Champa and her brother, the Prince of Chenla visit Java island as the ambassadors. King Brawijaya V asked her to marry him meanwhile the prince became a prisoner. Then the Cambodian Prince back to Champa and becomes a...

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  • Candi Brahu dan Gentong

    Unfortunately, Candi Gentong (means “jar” or big bowl made from terracota) still ruins and in excavation process right moment.Meanwhile, the name Candi Brahu, taken from the Sanskrit word ‘Warahu’ or ‘Wanaru’. Based on Prasasti Alasantan (Alasantan Manuscript) written by Mpu (Master) Sendok at 861 Saka or 9 September 939, this temple is designated...

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  • Candi Tikus (Rats Temple)

    It’s about a “petirtaan” (drainage system for paddy fields) of Majapahit which situated lower underground. Dimension: 29,5 x 28,25 metres square, height 5,2 metres and 3,5 metres below ground level.How the locals found the petirtaan of Candi Tikus begins when the farmers have to keep their rice terraces from the rats. A charmed ones got the message...

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  • Candi Bajangratu

    “Bajangratu” states from “bajang” (small, kid or dwarf) and “ratu” (king or queen). Means; a king who is crowned when he was a kid. This candi (temple) is dedicated to Prabu Jayanegara of Majapahit in his election day at 1250 Saka or 1328 (13th century)Dimension: 11,5 x 10,5 metres square, height 16,5 metres, width from the entrance 1,4 metres....

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Trowulan Off The Beaten Path

  • The grave of a princess from Champa

    Who was Putri Campa, when did she live and who did she marry? Having consulted several sources after visiting her supposed grave we remain confused.She was a princess from the kingdom Champa in present-day southern Vietnam, so much seems certain. The booklet of the East Java Historical Authority (BP3) states that she married the last king of...

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  • Siti Hinggil royal cemetery

    Siti Hinggil meaning 'High Ground' was and is a sacred place where it is said that the first king of Majapahit used to rest and meditate. As both in life and in death Javanese kings were elevated above mere mortals, it stands to reason that you find a tomb here dedicated to the king, whose name was Raden Wijaya (or by his full title: Raden Wijaya...

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  • Minak Jinggo temple

    Minak Jinggo (or Menakjinggo) temple was the only one in the Trowulan area built of andesit, not brick like the others. But only the foundations and loose stones are to be seen here. The most important finds in terms of reliefs and statues are on display in the Information Centre. Among them two big reliefs, one of a mermaid and one of a giant with...

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