4 Best Temple Tours in the Special Region of Yogyakarta

Holidays are the moment that everyone looks forward to. This moment is usually used to gather with family and visit various tourist attractions. Yogyakarta Temple Prambanan is one of the must-visit tourist attractions.


Prambanan Temple is one of the many temples in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta itself is known as a city of culture, a city that has a variety of exciting cultures. Interested in exploring this wonderful city? 

A Special Region with Various Cultural Tours

One of the things you need to do while on vacation in Yogyakarta is visit various historical sites such as multiple temples. The temples in Yogyakarta have sophisticated and ancient architecture from the Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms.

Of the many temples in Yogyakarta, visit some of the most famous temples below.

  1. Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple is the most famous cultural site in Yogyakarta. The location of this temple is in the eastern part of the city of Yogyakarta. If you don’t bring a personal vehicle from the center of Yogyakarta, you must travel for approximately 17 km using Trans Yogyakarta transportation.

Prambanan Temple is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and also the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. In fact, this temple is one of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia. The price of admission to this tourist spot is only 40,000 IDR for adults and 20,000 IDR for children. 

  1. Ratu Boko Temple

The location of the second temple is not too far from Prambanan Temple. Even a pass ticket can be purchased if you are interested in entering the two temples. If you buy a pass ticket, the trip from Prambanan to Ratu Boko will be taken by a rabbit train.

Ratu Boko Temple is the remains of the palace building. The palace area reaches 250 thousand square meters and has the main gate, field, burning temple, pond, “paseban,” pavilion, and cave. You can also enjoy an attractive sunset at Ratu Boko Temple.

  1. Sambisari Temple

Sambisari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Purwomartani, Kalasan, Sleman. In this temple, you will see relics from the Ancient Mataram Kingdom, covering an area of 50×48 meters.

The entrance ticket to Sambisari Temple is only 5,000 IDR. Apart from the main temple, you will also see three companions’ temples nearby. There is an information room with various photos during the reconstruction and excavation that you can find near the temple complex.

  1. Sewu Temple

Another temple tour that you must visit is a Buddhist temple called Candi Sewu. This temple is in Bugisan, Prambanan. Although the number is not even a thousand (sewu means a thousand in Javanese), the name Sewu Temple is taken from the legendary story of Roro Jonggrang.

Interested in visiting the various temple tours? Find multiple other Indonesia attractions after you finish exploring all the temples in Yogyakarta.

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