alilasolo_experiences-TALE OF THREE TEMPLES

A trip to Central Java would not be complete without a visit to Borobudur Temple, a Unesco World Heritage Site located in Magelang, a scenic two- hour drive from Solo.This world’s largest Buddhist monument, a temple that has survived the last 1,200 years, is a truly astonishing sight set in an unspoilt green valley surrounded by majestic mountains. After this unforgettable experience, refresh at your choice of Amanjiwo or Mesa Stila for breakfast, lunch or a quick bite before heading to Candi Ratu Boko. Although the history of Ratu Boko is unclear, archaeologists believe that the ruler of the Saliendra Dynasty between 760-780, Rakai Panangkaran, built Ratu Boko after he resigned from his leadership in order to find spiritual peace and concentrate on religious matters.The third and final temple of the tour will leave you breathless: Candi Prambanan. A spectacular 8th century temple complex said to be one of the most beautiful examples of Hindu architecture in the world, Prambanan is the most vast Hindu complex in Java with three main temples dedicated to the three great divinities: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, the symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. What to bring: sport shoes, comfort wear, sunglasses, hat or cap, insect repellent.