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  • Candi Plaosan Lor

    Prambanan Off The Beaten Path

    The Plaosan Lor or northeren Plaosan temples are also referred to as Vihara Plaosan, because they served as Buddhist monasteries. In form and function they are similar to the Sari temple. Like the latter they had two storeys, the top floor serving as sleeping quarters, although now the wooden floors and stairs have disappeared. There were three...

  • Avoid the line (well sorta), get tickets...

    Prambanan Things to Do

    Entry to the Prambanan complex is now easier for foreign visitors who can buy the tickets online (kiostix.com) as long as you supply your passport information. Print out the tickets and show them at the door. Foreigners also have a separate entrance that allows you to avoid the long lines at the main gate for general admission. The higher price...

  • The Ramayana episodic ballet

    Prambanan Things to Do

    We realized a long-coveted plan and attended all four episodes of the Ramayana ballet in May 2010. The dry season was late in coming, but fortunately it did not rain all nights although the full moon stayed mostly behind clouds.WhenOnly in the weekends (Friday through Monday) closest to full moon in the months May through October. Consult the...



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  • Most Dangerous Ocean!!!

    Parangtritis Warnings and Dangers

    The colour of "green" is said to be the very colour of the Javanese Spirit-queen. To the traditional and local custom this colour is forbidden to wear ... along the whole Southern shore of Java.Along the South-coast all over the Indian Ocean/Southern-Sea it is blowing a gale to the black lava-beaches and the limestone mountains of the Java-shore....


    Parangtritis Things to Do

    Kuda Kepang, a fascinating dance performance originated from Java (East, West and Central Java) is a horse dance performed by 9 men (or more), dressed in colorful garbs, mounted on 2-dimensional little horses made of hide, plaited and painted bamboo. It is said that it was created by the Wali Songo or 9 Saints, who were involved in spreading the...

  • Gua Semar - Semar Cave

    Parangtritis Things to Do

    The Gunung Kidul (Southern Mountain) has been blessed with a lot of caves. During wars, these caves in the vicinity of Parangtritis were used as hideouts by Javaneses, like Dipanegara and General Sudirman and his band of guerillas. Most of the caves is through undergrowth and very difficult to reach. Rough getting there but upon your arrival they...


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