Oct 22, 2007

Hindu Epic Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan Temples

The Prambanan Temples form the largest temple complex on the Indonesian island of Java. Constructed around AD 900, the compound was deserted soon after it was completed, possibly due to the eruption of nearby Mount Merapi. The temples were restored in 1953 and now form one of the world’s great Hindu shrines. There are 224 temples in total, but the site is dominated by the imposing figures of the three main temples: the Brahma Temple, the Vishnu Temple and the Shiva Temple. From May to October, the Ramayana Ballet, a traditional Indonesian dance based on the Hindu epic, is performed at the open-air theatre.

Ramayana Ballet a traditional Indonesian dance performed at Prambanan Temple
Ramayana Ballet

How to reach to Prambanan Temples:
Air: Adi Sucipto Airport (Yogyakarta), Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
Road: Coach: Services from Yogyakarta.
Car: Signposted Central Java, Yogyakarta, then Prambanan (from Jakarta).

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