Candi Pawon
Candi Pawon
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Well, you have already visited Borobudur and probably is on your way to Mendut Temple, so make a quick stop at Pawon and visit the smallest of the three temples of the complex of Borobudur. These three temples are located on a straight line, suggesting a symbolic meaning lost upon the centuries. Pawon was built arount the 8th and 9th centuries, a little bit older than Borobudur and probably envisaged as a tomb or mortuary temple for a king. A small entrance fee will allow you visiting Pawon and Mendut. Vendors are around, as everywhere as you should have already noticed. Enjoy!
Written 5 August 2013
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Dr_Igor_1971
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Family
Candi Pawon (Buddhist temple dated 8th–9th centuries) is one and half kilometers westward from Mendut Temple and eastward from Borobudur Temple on a straight line. The easiest way to visit this place is on the way to/from Borobudur.

Most probably, this temple served to purify the mind prior to ascending Borobudur. Another suggestion is that this temple was probably built as a tomb or mortuary temple for a king. Local people say that the name "Pawon" was taken from a traditional Javanese language, meaning a place for cremation. Also this temple is called "Brajanalan" which comes from the Sanskrit words "Vajra" (thunder) and "Anala" (fire).

The single inner chamber no longer contains a statue, but the decorations indicate that it was once dedicated to Kuvera, the Buddhist God of Fortune. The outer walls are decorated with "Kalpataru" Wishing Trees as the main feature.

It is one of the best jewels of Javanese temple architecture. Must visit place. Entrance looks like free.
Written 4 April 2013
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chrisdelgado1307
Antwerp, Belgium18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Free of turists and students crowds, beautiful inside and outside. Very close to Borodurur and entrance fee quite cheap.
Written 3 June 2015
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Ermin C
Quezon City, Philippines1,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
Candi Pawon lies along a straight line from Borobudur to Candi Mendut. It is easily accessible from both. Like many Indonesian candi, it likes in a mini-park with a guardian to collect an entrance fee to it and the Candi Mendut. A beautiful and charming temple with relief carvings. Alongside is a strip of souvenir-sellers with somewhat overpriced trinkets (better to buy in Yogyakarta) and Pawon Cafe Luwak, selling the strongly flavored and scented Luwak Coffee!
Written 23 October 2014
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Myspaghettimonster
Subang66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
It is a very small ancient Buddhist temple and very near Borobudur. 5 minutes is all it takes to cover this attraction. A minor attraction only.
Written 15 June 2013
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Yoga Efendi (Tour Guide)
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia1,595 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
Trust me! This is small temple but important for buddhist people even until now especially in every Vesak Day.

Candi means "temple" and Pawon means "kitchen". This temple is not for cooking of course but that name is metaphor for burning the desires!

The architecture is blending between Hindu and Buddhist styles and inside is empty room.

Candi Pawon is surrounded by moeslim village, near the mosque, and not far from the church. It nears also with very interesting home coffee industry that only processing the famous Kopi Luwak from Java.

The people is smiling and sometimes local ladies are trying to sell the souvenirs. Sometimes they don't understand the word " no, thank you" but just keep saying mates! Then they gonna give up.

Very recommended temple!
Written 24 June 2018
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PaulaO5
New York City, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Small temple near Borobudur, very quiet with an amazing tree next to it. It is worth stopping there for a few minutes, 3 Buddhas inside
Written 25 May 2015
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Daphanie B
Singapore175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Very small as all have indicated. I ended up stopping by after visiting Borobudur, but maybe that's because I did not do the sunrise at Borobudur. Visiting afterwards was actually quite nice because there were less people there, so a break from the crowd and no vendors bothering you.

It did take barely 5 mins to see it though and that was me walking slow and trying to take my time.
Written 19 April 2015
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stadtleriv
Santa Fe, NM37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Candi Pawon is a nice warm-up before visiting Borobudur to Candi Mendut. A beautiful little temple with lovely reliefs to photograph. Alongside is a strip of souvenir-sellers that can be overwhelming. Our guide did not interfere as he deals with them regularly and would be bad manners to shoo them away. Nevertheless, it is a nice little side trip.
Written 24 October 2014
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Elly K
Goslar, Germany57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
A little temple. May be a place for ash in the past. There used to be a statue inside, but it is empty when being found for the first time. It is a part of Mendut temple tour. Only spent about 15 minutes here. Not a big temple, but it is a proof of history nonetheless.
Written 22 June 2014
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