Sewu Temple
Sewu Temple
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Candi sewu is one of four groups of temples located within the prambanan temple complex. The most famous is roro jonggrang which contains the complex of temples most associated with prambanan including the 47m high Candi shiva. The others are less notable - lumbung and bubrah.

Candi sewu is actually the 2nd largest Buddhist temple, after Borobudur. A lot of the site is yet to be reconstructed having suffered significant collapses particularly to its peripheral buildings from earthquakes.

To get here from roro jonggrang you can get a cart transfer or simply walk about 20 minutes via lumbung and bubrah.

It’s quite beautiful and definitely worth a visit.
Written 25 March 2024
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Scott W
Glen Iris, Australia604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Visited temple as part of trip to see Prambanan temple. Catch a golf buggy to give your legs a break. The drivers will wait for you to explore the ruins and take photos. Temple complex is (slowly) being reconstructed, but viewing the standing/reconstructed temples within the debris is very interesting. Contrasts with Prambanan - not as grand, but still worth seeing and exploring
Written 10 December 2023
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Sewu Temple is the 2nd largest Buddhist temple in Java Indonesia, behind Indonesia's own Borobudur Temple. Sewu Temple is Located within an easy walking distance from the Prambanan Temple and is considered to be part of the Prambanan Temple complex. This Temple was built around the 8th century, but had fallen into dis-repair over the years, with many pieces of the temple had either been stolen or used by locals for other projects. During the early 20th century, archeologists had started a reconstruction/repair project on the Sewu Temple which is still continuing today.
This Sewu Temple is a worthwhile visit as it is part the many beautiful religious structures in Indonesia.
Written 5 December 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Candi Sewu is the "little sibling" of Prambanan, but that doesn't make it any less spectacular. It's just a few minutes' walk from the Prambanan complex and there are fewer visitors, and you can stroll around inside the temples. Highly recommended.
Written 3 November 2023
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isnardi
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
second biggest buddhist temple after borobudur, that place very reccomended to see. the place quite, reccomended to see sunset from here
Written 4 May 2023
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CJ
Southampton, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Better than prambanan to be honest literally nobody else there when I went kinda made me feel like an explorer. It does look closed but there was an open enterance on the right side maybe I broke in idk looked cool though.
Written 2 March 2023
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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France716 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Yet another disappointment in this area of Yogya.

This temple seems pretty interesting, and is supposed to be included in the Prambanan ticket area.

However, and it could have been bad luck for us, the day of our visit (01/10/2022) it was padlocked and no messages were visible. So we went all the way from the other temples to just be able to see it from the outside...
Written 19 October 2022
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Alex C
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A beautiful temple complex, off the main tourist route and largely deserted when we visited. Really enjoyed this visit. There's also very little commercialisation, so you'll be undisturbed.
Written 14 August 2022
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NigelM
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Rather a relaxing site away from the tourist coaches.Its surrounded by fields and Grab is the best way to see the area.
Written 8 April 2020
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We are glad to know that you enjoy your visit at Sewu Temple. Thank you for your visit and review.
Written 4 May 2020
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Jwaz0
Brisbane, Australia34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place was okay. A bit of a drive to get there and had some character to it. Quite amazing how they managed to erect such large structures by just placing rocks on top of one another.
Written 19 January 2020
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Thank you for sharing your review about Sewu Temple.
Written 26 January 2020
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