Dieng Temple complex

Local nameKompleks Candi Dieng
LocationJawa, Indonesia

Dieng temples is the group of 7th and/or eighth century Hindu candi or temple compounds located in Dieng Plateau, near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia. These edifices originate from the Kalingga Kingdom. The plateau is home of eight small Hindu temples that are among the oldest surviving religious structures ever built in Java, and the earliest Hindu temples in Indonesia. The temples show many features of Indian Hindu temple architecture.The real name of the temples, the history and the king responsible for the construction of these temples ware unknown. This is because the scarcity of data and inscription connected to the construction of these temples. The local Javanese population named each temples according to Javanese wayang characters, mostly taken from Mahabharata epic.

The Kailasa museum nearby contains many pieces of sculpture removed from the temples.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieng_temples

Address 53456, Indonesia

Coordinates -7°12'20.589" N 109°54'27.125" E

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