Temples in Indonesia are relics of Hinduism and Buddhism. whose belief in gods, and until now the building still stands firmly (there are still some Indonesian people who still embrace this religion). The temples in Indonesia are so beautiful that Unesco recognizes this heritage.
5 Destination Beautiful Temples in Indonesia
Borobudur in Central Java is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. And the structure will remain. Borobudur survived the eruption of Mount Merapi, terrorist bombings, and the 2006 earthquake. Towering high above enchanting green rice fields and accompanying villages, or rice fields, these monumental structures can make other temples in Indonesia look like walkers. It looks like a beautifully carved pyramid with fortified walls surrounding the bottom and five-story tall statues rising to the top. In fact, the central dome is crowned by 72 impressive statues of Buddha. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this monument is that it was built by hand in the 9th century. And visitors agree – it looks like it will last forever.
The largest Hindu temple in all of Indonesia is located in the center of the island of Java which is now Muslim. Often referred to as a Hindu Masterpiece, this incomparable Temple is still under reconstruction. That’s the first thing you’ll notice when walking into Prambanan park as the stone ruins of the 224 outer temples are scattered about. As you go up to the center of the temple area, you will find eight large shrines and eight small shrines. This beautifully carved tower praises Trimurti, or the expression of God as Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. Marvel at the preservation of this mid-9th century construction.
Pura Besakih is the largest temple complex on the island of Bali. This Hindu religious activity center located in Karangasem Regency was founded by Rsi Markandeya, a Hindu hermit from India. Initially called basuki or salvation, this name was replaced by Besakih.
The temple complex consists of various models of temples, the majority of which have meru roofs, where visitors have to pass hundreds of steps to see the entire temple with varying heights. Penataran Agung Besakih as a prayer center is also located in the temple complex which is called the ‘mother of temple’.
So those are some of the temples in Bali that have become historical relics and places for traditional ceremonies. In addition, several temples or temples are tourist attractions for tourists.
The most visited tourist destination every year. However, Tanah Lot Temple is also a place of worship for the god of the sea. This is supported by the existence of two temples that stand on a giant rock near the beach in the Tabanan Regency area.
It is said that this temple was made spiritually through the power of Dang Hyang Nirartha. Within the temple complex there are also 8 holy temples, namely the main shrine for worshiping Gods, and another lower shrine for the worship of Dang Hyang Nirartha.
4. Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is located in Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali. To the north of Tanah Lot Temple, there is also another temple in the form of a bridge (gate) which is commonly called Pura Karang Bolong.
Dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his form as Rudra, Pura Luhur Uluwatu sits high above the sea on the side of a cliff.
Uluwatu is one of Bali’s fast-growing tourism areas, luring young tourists with its beautiful beaches and cliffside nightlife. Those looking for a break can find it at Pura Luhur Uluwatu. One of Bali’s four main signposts, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is designed to protect the island from evil. It is small but dramatically built 70 meters (230 feet) above the southern sea level. Come here at sunset. There are two vantage points to the north and south of the temple which will give you a nice little shrine silhouette profile when the hot sun descends into the sea.