Prambanan Temple

Candi Loro Jonggrang or commonly referred to society as Prambanan temple is located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, approximately 17 km east of the city of Yogyakarta or about 53 km west of Solo. Enshrinement complex is split into two complexes that enter the western region and the eastern entrance of Yogyakarta province of Central Java.

This temple complex is called "Prambanan" because of its location in the area of Prambanan. As for the title itself is taken from Loro Jonggrang arising folklore about a girl who Jonggrang or tall daughter of King Boko.

Prambanan temple was built around the 9th century by the Rakai Pikatan who later settled by the Rakai Balitung it inferred from the inscription Siwargrha. The condition of this temple is very sad when it was discovered where the debris - debris scattered stones and some buildings collapsed due to several reasons such as moving the center of the East Javanese kingdom of Mataram stricken area, an earthquake and several times the eruption of Mount Merapi. Restoration effort has been made ​​several times that on the date of December 20, 1953 at the age of Bung Karno, then continued in 1977 and finished March 23, 1987 in New Order era and ending on April 27, 1991.
The complex consists of a background enshrinement bottom, middle and center. Respectively - joined the extent of 390 square meters, 222 meters 110 meters square and its central square. It is estimated there are about 240 temples are the same size that is the basis of 6 square meters and 14 meters high. Among all these background background was the most important centers in which there are 16 pieces big and small temples. Temple - The main temple consists of: Temple of Shiva, Vishnu temple and Brahma temple. While the second row are: Nandi Temple, Temple and Temple Garuda Goose. There are also several other temples like the Temple name Apit, Temple and Temple Angle Screen.