3 Ancient Temples That You Should Visit in Indonesia

Prambanan Temple, Indonesia.
Prambanan Temple, Indonesia. Photo by Afif Kusuma on Unsplash

Stunning ancient temples can be found in pretty much every Asian country, and Indonesia is no different. This country will wow you with some of the largest and most beautiful temples in the entire world, and here are three that you shouldn’t miss during your visit.

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple is one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist attractions and the first ancient temple most tourists visit in this country. With nine stacked platforms, an imposing central dome, and around 500 Buddha statues scattered around it, this temple has been holding the title of the world’s largest Buddhist temple since the 7th century.

Prambanan Temple

Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple was built in the honor of the deity of Trimūrti and it has been around since the 8th century. You’ll stumble upon a towering central building and hundreds of smaller temples on its grounds, and they’re all amazing in their own right.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu may not be large and imposing like the previous two temples, but don’t let trick you into thinking it’s not amazing. This temple is best known for its dramatic location on the top of a high cliff and it offers some amazing ocean views that make it worth the trip.