Gedongsongo Temple

Gedongsongo Temple is a complex of Hindu temple heritage, which locates on the slope of Mount Ungaran. It is about 1200 meters above sea level and lies in Candi village, Ambarawa district, Central Java. The complex of Gedongsongo temple is a recreation park with a nice view, fresh air, and lovely scenery.

The temple's material was made from andesite stone. There are seven temples in the first enshrinement complex called Gedong Pitoe. Standford Raffles discovered the Gedongsongo temple, and there are only seven temples in that area. They were another two temples found in the Gedongsongo area at the end.

Only one time was in a state of maintenance, while other temples were in disrepair. The 5th temple is called Gedong I through V, which the Archaeological Institute of Netherlands has renovated. Gedong I and II were renovated in 1928-1931, and Gedong III, IV, and V were rebuilt in 1977-1983.

There was no official statement when the Gedongsongo temple was built but given the temple style. That was built approximately in the early 9th century. The structure of the Gedongsongo temple is very similar to the Arjuna temple complex of Dieng Plateau, Central Java province.

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