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Sukuh Temple

Tambak, Berjo, Kec. Ngargoyoso, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Jawa Tengah 57793, Indonesia

Hindu Temples
Monuments
Sculptures

About Sukuh Temple

Sukuh Temple is one of several temples built on the northwest slopes of Mount Lawu in the 15th century. Sukuh temple has a distinctive thematic relief from other Javanese-Hindu temple where life before birth and sexual education are its main theme. Its main monument is a simple pyramid structure with reliefs and statues in front of it, including three tortoises with flattened shells.


Attractions near Sukuh Temple

Grojokan Sewu Waterfall3.69km from Sukuh Temple

Grojongan Sewu is a waterfall located in Karanganyar Region, Central Java province, Indonesia. The name of the location is Tawangmangu which is actually in the slope of Mount Lawu and as a part of the Grojogan Sewu National Park. The name of Grojogan Sewu waterfall itself has been taken from the Javanese words that mean the thousand of waterfalls.

Candi Ceto4.55km from Sukuh Temple

Ceto is a fifteenth-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu on the border between Central and East Java provinces.

Mount Lawu6.9km from Sukuh Temple

Mount Lawu, or Gunung Lawu, is a massive compound stratovolcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. The only reported activity of Lawu took place in 1885 when rumblings and light volcanic ash falls were reported.

Pindul cave jogja63.34km from Sukuh Temple

Pindul Cave is a cave formed by karst with underground river located about 7 kilometres south of the city centre Wonosari, Gunung Kidul. Gua Pindul is known for the cave tubing that visitors can do and is done with tires that float above the underground river inside the cave, this activity known as cave tubing. There are gaps above the cave that can be passed as a pathway to enter vertically.

Plaosan Temple70.22km from Sukuh Temple

Plaosan temple was built in the mid 9th century by Sri Kahulunnan or Pramodhawardhani, the daughter of Samaratungga, descendant of Sailendra Dynasty. The temple is an ancient building compound comprising of two building complexes, Plaosan Lor Temple complex and Plaosan Kidul Temple complex.

Jomblang Cave70.3km from Sukuh Temple

It is part of a cave system that covers the whole of Gunung Kidul. The caves were formed over thousands were formed by rainwater and underground rivers that eroded the karst rock. It is one of the attractive place in Indonesia.

Where is Sukuh Temple

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The province has been inhabited by humans since the prehistoric-era. Remains of a "Homo erectus", known as "Java Man", were found along the banks of the Bengawan Solo River, and date back to 1.7 million years ago.