Kedu Plain - Archaeological Sites

Archaeological Sites

  • Borobudur. The gigantic 8th century stone mandala Buddhist monument was built by the Sailendras.
  • Mendut. The 8th century buddhist temple is housing three large stone statue of Vairocana, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani.
  • Pawon. The small 8th century buddhist temple near the bank of Progo River is located between Mendut and Borobudur.
  • Ngawen. The 8th century buddhist temple located about 5 kilometers east of Mendut temple.
  • Banon. The ruins of Hindu temple located several hundred meters north of Pawon temple. However there is no significant remnants of the temple survived thus the reconstruction is impossible. There is only the statues of Shiva, Vishnu, Agastya, and Ganesha discovered, now displayed at National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Canggal. Also known as Candi Gunung Wukir, is one of the oldest Hindu temple in the area. The temple located in Muntilan area, near the temple was discovered Canggal Inscription connected with Sri Sanjaya, the king of Mataram Kingdom.

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