GEDONG SONGO TEMPLE
Gedong Songo temple is a Hindu temple located in Central Java, Indonesia. The site was originally built during early period of Medang Kingdom which controlled Central Java during the 8th and 9th centuries. Similar to Dieng Plateau, Gedong Songo was erected out of volcanic stone and the two complexes represent the oldest Hindu structures in Java. Dieng and Gedong Songo predate Borobudur and Prambanan. The temples of Gedong Songo reflect a similar architectural structure to the Dieng Plateau. However, Gedong Songo displays more emphasis on plinth and cornice moulding. At Temple 3, an entrance is outlined by a vestibule that is decorated by guardian figures.
This small Hindu temple, built in 9th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It faces east, is near the top of the mountain, northwest of Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia. It is one of the 100s Hindu and Buddhist temples in the region. Inside Candi Selogriyo is space for Siva Linga (now missing). Outside are statues carved of God Siva’s wife Parvati (also known as Durga or Shakti) who stands with her feet touching Nandi, God’s Siva’s son Ganesh who according to Hindu legend has an elephant head, Agastya. A statue of Mahakala is also visible. Vandalism has removed all the heads of the statues, as well caused damage to the temple walls and interior.
- Entrance ticket gedong songo temple, selogriyo temple
- Lunch at local restaurant
- Mineral water
- English speaking tour guide
- All personal expenses and others not stated in the itinerary