Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Historic Sites Gedong Songo Temple Semarang

Indonesia famous for historical relics of heyday form of Hindu and Buddha . According historian Early Prihartini, comes from the word Candika meaning goddess of death. Actually function of temple as a repository "ashes" of people have died, and in Indonesia lies the Temple building is always in high sea level. The Buddhist adherents believe "Creator" or God is above and beyond human capability. As a tribute to "GOD" and the spirits of the ancestors, then building was in a high place.

Gedong Songo Temple in Semarang

For example Gedong Songo Temple located in the village, District Bandungan, Semarang regency, Central Java, Indonesia. Gedong Temple precisely located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran, in the area have nine temple (Songo). The history temple found by Raffles in 1804 and it is Hindu cultural heritage from Wangsa dynasty era of the 9th century (year 927 AD).

Board of Gedong Songo Temple

In the Java language Gedong means a building, while Songo means nine. Gedong Temple Songo buildings which can be interpreted in number nine. This Gedong Songo common with Dieng temple area in Wonosobo. This temple located in the altitude around 1,200 m above sea level so air temperature in area is very cold (ranging between 19-27 ° C). Location 9 temples are scattered on the slopes Mount Ungaran has beautiful natural scenery. In addition, these places also equipped with a hot water bath from springs that contains sulfur, the campsite, and horse riding.

Horse Ridding in Gedong Songo Temple

Transportation to Gedong Temple Songo

From Semarang going to Gedong Temple Songo passes the highway Semarang - Yogyakarta and before Ambarowo turn right going to Bandungan - Gedong Temple Songo.

From Yogyakarta to Magelang > Temanggung > Ambarowo > Bandungan > Gedong Temple Songo.

Note:
Arriving in Bandungan you should use private transport because public transportation is difficult to find here.

Entry tickets Gedong Temple Songo
Entrance fee for adults / 5 years and over: Rp 5,000
Foreign tourists Entrance fee: Rp. 25,000

Parking fee
Motorcycle: Rp. 2,000
Car: Rp. 5000
 

Historic Sites Gedong Songo Temple Semarang Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Choirul Anas Hidayat

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