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“not much to see”
Review of Penataran Temple

Penataran Temple
Reviewed 18 September 2012

truly there is not much to see. There are a few partial temples with some well preserved reliefs. Although we were on a private tour, our tour guide had the security guard who has learned this place for decades show us around. A positive is there were no other tourists. We were visiting Indonesia for 3weeks so this was one of the sites recommended.

2  Thank 2travel4fun007
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

it's located in Blitar, 2 hours from malang. The location is in the same direction if you want to reach mount Kelud (one of volcano in east java).
To get there you'll need to rent a car with a good driver, because there's not much sign to locate the place. The cost appr 500.000 IDR to rent the car.
When u get there, there's a parking lot near the small shops selling chips and fruits sometimes. Then U can walk to the temple area, first fill in the guest book and give some money as u concern about the preservation of the temple. It's not too big, there's statues, sculpture and some temples. and don't forget to go down the stairs and see the 'kolam' (pond). The surrounding views is very Indonesian with rice fields and coconut trees.
I suggest you also to visit mount kelud after u visit Penataran, it's about 1hour trip to go.

5  Thank YonaOneSidarta
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

The grounds were well maintained and there was an explanation in English on a large bulletin board. English could be improved. Best to read about it yourself beforehand.

3  Thank Natalie1408
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is not as grand as Borobudur or Prambanan, the greatest temples of Central Java, but it is the finest temple complex from the eastern end of Java. Dating from several centuries after Java's first Golden Age, the art and sculpture are quite different, with classical realism replaced by flat reliefs, grotesque statuary and randomly scattered temples and pavilions. Anyone interested in the art of ancient South-East Asia should put this highly under-rated temple complex on their to-see list.

9  Thank Raymond W
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