Sari Temple

Attraction Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Published on: 21-03-2016

30 mins
06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
07:00 AM
07:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
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Candi Sari is an 8th-century Buddhist temple located at Dusun Bendan, Tirtomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. It is located about 130 metres north east from Kalasan temple.

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Why Sari Temple is special ?

Candi Sari is an 8th-century Buddhist temple located at Dusun Bendan, Tirtomartani village, Kalasan, Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. It is located about 130 metres north east from Kalasan temple. It is an outstanding architectural invention. The temple was a two storey building with wooden beams, floors, stairs completed with windows and doors; all from organic materials which now are decayed and gone. It is suggested that the original function of this building was a vihara (Buddhist monastery), a dwelling place for monks. The temple's name Sari or Saré translates as "to sleep" in Javanese, which also confirms the habitation nature of the building.


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What to explore at Sari Temple?

Sari temple was originally a building with two or even three floors. The upper floors served as storage of religious objects, while the lower floor was to accommodate religious activities such as teaching and learning, discussion, and so on. The wall of the temple is coated with vajralepa (bajralepa), similar to the wall of Kalasan temple is. That the temple is divided into two floors is already visible from the outside with the presence of projecting part like a belt around the temple's body. The division becomes more apparent with the pillar arrangement along the wall of the lower floor and with niches along the wall of the second floor.

This temple also proves that in the past there was an effort to unite people of different religions. The proof is that Panangkaran who was a Hindu built the Sari temple in response to the proposal of Buddhism monks.

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How to get to Sari Temple?

Candi Sari is on the way to Candi Prambanan. To go to Prambanan, you will take Bus 1A. There are two bus stops along Malioboro close to the Sosrowijayan area. You can also hire a becak (autorickshaw) as soon as you see one. The one-way fare is 3,000 IDR.

If you are a part of a group of two to four travelers, it's a good idea to hire a taxi to take you from Yogyakarta to the Prambanan temple complex (and back) which may cost you 120,000 IDR (12 USD).

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Selling points

  • Small but pretty temple
  • Very valuable temple, very beautiful in detail
  • Another temple worth visit
  • A peaceful setting without human traffic
  • Very nice with a lot of philosophy
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Estimated
111.53 USD
Total travel distance
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Tips for you

  • It's very dark inside the Sari temple, you should keep an eye on your children.
    Safety
  • Candi Sari is built in a straight line to the Candi Kalasan, and very near Prambanan Temple and Bubrah Temple, you can spend half of a day to visit these all temples.
    Things nearby
  • You should visit the temple if you like historical building. Even it is a small temple, but different compared to other temples.
    Experience
  • There are no interior stairways inside the temple so if you want to explore the second floor, you have to use a ladder instead.
    Things to do
  • The history of the place is very nice with a lot of philosophy. If you listen to the tour guide explanation you will understand why Jogja's people is very nice.
    Things to do

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about 2km before Prambanan temple, from jogjakarta. you can visit this temple before visit prambanan. while prambanan is a hindu temple. Sari is a buddhist temple. some people say it must be 2 storey temple. they used woods as 2nd storey floor. so floor has vanished now.this temple only few hundreds meter from jogja-prambanan main road at the left side.visit only if you like historical building (like i do :D). not suitable for common. it is a small temple, but different compared to other temples

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Average Buddhist temple is very masculine. Forms tough, a little relief, the dominance of stupa.But this temple is really rich in detail and impressed feminine like a Hindu temple.Stupa shape whose size is approximately equal to Ratna.That makes people aware that this Buddhist temple is a statue of Buddha inside.really coolIf you are not an observer of the building, or you are not one who likes to things cultural or religious. Do not ever come.You just spend your time, with your comment that is inappropriate.This temple is very valuable, very beautiful in detailRata-rata candi Budha sangat maskulin. Bentuk keras, sedikit relief, dominasi stupa.Tetapi candi ini benar-benar kaya detail dan terkesan feminin layaknya candi Hindu.Bentuk Stupa yang ukurannya lebih kurang sama dengan Ratna.Yang membuat orang sadar bahwa ini candi Budha adalah adanya patung Budha didalamnya.Sungguh kerenBila anda bukan pemerhati bangunan, ataupun anda bukan seorang yang suka dengan hal-hal budaya ataupun religi. Jangan sekali-kali datang.Anda hanya habiskan waktu anda, dengan komentar anda yang tidak pantas.Candi ini sangat berharga, sangat indah dalam detail.

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Candi Sari is an 8th century Buddhist temple. Originally the function was believe to use for meditation and monastery for monks.

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Average Buddhist temple is very masculine. Forms tough, a little relief, the dominance of stupa. But this temple is really rich in detail and impressed feminine like a Hindu temple. Stupa shape whose size is approximately equal to Ratna. That makes people aware that this Buddhist temple is a statue of Buddha inside. really cool If you are not an observer of the building, or you are not one who likes to things cultural or religious. Do not ever come. You just spend your time, with your comment that is inappropriate. This temple is very valuable, very beautiful in detail Rata-rata candi Budha sangat maskulin. Bentuk keras, sedikit relief, dominasi stupa. Tetapi candi ini benar-benar kaya detail dan terkesan feminin layaknya candi Hindu. Bentuk Stupa yang ukurannya lebih kurang sama dengan Ratna. Yang membuat orang sadar bahwa ini candi Budha adalah adanya patung Budha didalamnya. Sungguh keren Bila anda bukan pemerhati bangunan, ataupun anda bukan seorang yang suka dengan hal-hal budaya ataupun religi. Jangan sekali-kali datang. Anda hanya habiskan waktu anda, dengan komentar anda yang tidak pantas. Candi ini sangat berharga, sangat indah dalam detail.

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