JOGJA POST LOVE JOGJA FOREVER Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:07:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 JOGJA POST 32 32 Taman Sari: The Halls of the Royal Road and the King and Queen Baths Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:07:34 +0000 Tour in Taman Sari

Taman Sari – Yogyakarta until now offers one of the best tourist attractions in Indonesia ranging from nature tourism, historical tours, culinary tourism to the most popular tourists from the aroma of history that is still attached to the culture of the palace.

One of the many aromas of historical tourism with the culture of the palace is still in the Taman Sari Jogja. The beauty and aroma of the palace that used to be the palace palace garden as well as a fortress in the years 1758 – 1766 which was founded by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I.

Its location is close to Keraton Hadiningrat which only takes 20 minutes from north palace palace and now become popular tourist place in Yogyakarta which become the destination of domestic and foreign tourists.

Taman Sari in Jogja has an area of ​​more than 10 hectares with about 57 buildings including swimming baths, buildings, suspension bridges, water canals, or artificial lakes, artificial islands and underwater aisles.

But the Jogja sari garden, once known as “The Fragrant Garden”, is now only seen by the remnants of the sari section in the southwest of the Kedaton complex.

Whereas the story in 1765 – 1812 stretched from the southwest of Kedaton complex to the southeast of the Magangan complex. Because it is now reduced due to the many settlements in some complexes.

It is said that Taman Sari was founded on the old palace of Garjitawati pesanggrahan built by Paku Buwono II as a horse-drawn carriage which usually goes to Imogiri.

Headed by the head of Sari Park development project selected Tumenggung Mangundipuro which all the development cost is borne by Regent of Tumenggung Prawiro Sentiko madiun along with all the people.

Madiun is therefore exempt from tax collection. Amid the construction of Mangundipuro resigned the unknown why it was later replaced by Prince Notokusumo.

Although inaugurated as the Garden of the palace but some buildings also indicate as the last bastion if attacked by the enemy which is one of the architects of this park Demang Tegis Portuguese nationality.

Taman Sari Jogja is now divided into four parts of which the first part is an artificial lake located in the West and the second part to the south is also an artificial lake Binul umbul bath.

The third part is Garjitawati Pond and Pasarean Ledok Sari in the south. The fourth part is a composite of the first and second sections that extend eastward to the southeast of the Magangan complex.

Part One Pulo Kenongo, Pulo Cemethi and Gumuling Wells

Entrance Fee Taman Sari

In the first section we are presented which in its golden age is the most exotic place made of artificial lake called Segaran literally Segaran = artificial sea.

Here is a place to boast the sultan and the royal family. In addition it is also functioned to maintain various types of fish. But now the condition is quite apprehensive because it no longer contains water and become a dense settlement known kampung park.

In the middle of this Segaran there is an artificial pulo called Pulo Kenongo because many planted Kenanga trees.

There stands a two-story building “Gedhung Kenongo” from the highest platform you can see the area of ​​Yogyakarta palace and its surroundings beyond the fortress baluwarti.

The building is quite fascinating because from a distance we like floating on the water so named the Water Castle (Water Castle).

To the south of Pulo Kenongo is a tunnel of underwater tunnel vents called Tajug. This tunnel is for you who want an artificial lake by boat or boat because it is the entrance to Pulo Kenongo.

Formerly in the western part there is also a tunnel but is now not used anymore because it is not better maintained this southern part.

To the south of Pulo Kenongo there are also Cemethi pulo and Pulo Panembung which is said to be the seat of meditation sultan and seek enlightenment. And west of the pulp kenongo stored well-shaped circular ring called Gumuling Well.

This building can only be entered through an underwater tunnel and used as a mosque that has an acoustic design. On both walls a niche is used as a mihrab, here, without a loud scream will be heard in all directions until now. And in the middle of the building there is a trap one of which there is a pool that is used as a place of ablution.

Part Two Gedhong-gedong and Umbul Binangun

How to Get to Taman Sari

In the second part there are several gedhong-gedhong palace consisting of Gedhong Gapura hageng, gedhong Lopak-Lopak, gedhong sekawan, gedhong Gapura Panggung, gedong temanten and most attract tourists is Umbul Pasiraman or known as Umbul Binangun.

Umbul Binangun is a bathing place of Sultan, Empress, wives (garwo ampil) and princesses. The place is surrounded by a high wall and there are two western and eastern gates to enter it.

Here are three pools that are decorated with fungi-shaped springs that surround the giant flower pots laid to decorate them.

In the north there is a building which is a place of rest and change clothes for the princess and wife (concubine). In the south there are 2 pools of Umbul Muncar and blumbang kuras. Western wing buildings where changing clothes and east wings to rest the Sultan.

In his time here may only be entered by the Sultan and only women who can enter because all the perempan including the empress, wife (concubines) and sultan’s daughter who came here off clothes and naked so that other than women are strictly prohibited to enter here by the Sultan.

This is where the Water Palace where the king’s baths and queens and princesses of old can be perceived by visitors.

Stunning buildings with beautiful architecture and captivating blend of Europe, Hindu, Javanese and Chinese complete with secret rooms and hallways that hold a lot of cultural stories of the palace.

The charm and splendor of Taman Sari is still stored in the ruins of buildings that we can not see the fragrance of the old flowers of the surrounding.

But the rest of the beauty and grandeur can still be seen visually by the tourists who visit.

Swimming bath that became the main magnet of tourists because it seemed to be king and the empress was bathing. In fact, now bathing pools are often used for spot prewedding photos and youthful taking pictures.

Part Three

Taman Sari in Jogja City

This passage does not leave so many traces we can see that any description of the reconstruction.

This section includes Pasarean Dalem Ledok Sari and garjitawati pond complex. The plaza of Sari is still well preserved until now which was once the seat of the sultan’s sultan with its empress. In the center of the building is the Sultan’s bed under which the water flows.

It is estimated that in this section there is a kitchen, tailor room, storage room, and two ponds for waiters as well as spice gardens, fruits, and vegetables. To the West there used to be a complex of Garjitawati ponds.

If that is true, then this area is the rest of Garjitawati guesthouse and most probably also the Pacethokan Banners ever used by Panembahan Senopati.

Part Four

sumur gumuling in taman sari jogja

This last part is part of Taman Sari that is not left except the former suspension bridge and the rest of the dock. The description in this section is almost entirely a reconstruction of the British troop attack on the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta in 1812.

This section consists of an artificial lake and buildings in the center, a park around an artificial lake, a large canal connecting this artificial lake with an artificial lake in the first part, as well as a garden.

The artificial lake is located southeast of the Magangan complex to the northeast of Siti Hinggil Kidul. In the midst of it is hidden artificial island which is supposedly called “Pulo Kinupeng”.

Above the island stands a building that is said to be called “Gedhong Gading”. This towering building is called the city tower (Cittadel Tower).

The large canal is on the northwest side of the artificial lake and extends westward and ends on the southeast side of the artificial lake in the first section. In this channel there are two constraints that are expected to be the suspension bridge.

One of the bridges is located on the road connecting the Magangan complex with Kamandhungan Kidul. The remains of this bridge can still be seen, even though the bridge itself has been destroyed.

To the west of the suspension bridge there is a dock. This dock is said to be used as the starting point of Sultan’s entrance to Taman Sari. It is said that the Sultan entered Taman Sari by boating.

To the south of the Canal is a garden. The garden is located west of the Kamandhungan Kidul and Siti Hinggil Kidul complexes. Now the whole place is already a residential area. The garden has changed into Ngadisuryan village while the artificial lake changed into Segaran village.

If we talk about Jogja is endless with the classic theme that leaves various moments and memories of the inherent palace and nuance ethnic nuances of Java are still thick here.

In fact, the head of his area is still led by the Sultan and the king even though Indonesia is now a republic and not a royal state anymore.

Destination that spoil the eyes with heritage various visual works, photography to film. Taman Sari Jogja is used as the location of filming FTV and a number of films because the beautiful village with a panorama of classical Javanese nuance with beauty and scenic beauty offers all the memorable pleasure of course.

All of that certainly indirectly helped boost the promotion of this attraction plus the many adorned visitors from a number of accounts that tag Jogja Taman Sari tourism this.

The more days the development of this tour is increasing along with the development of technology, social media the number of arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists increased.

Taman Sari jogja is managed under the palace of Jogja. Once the citizens are also not wasted opportunity to build this tour.

By conducting general guidance on citizens and community service providers conducted in the field of tourism.

This has a positive impact on the economic improvement of the citizens as well as expanding employment. The former was just a tour guide now citizens are also involved in the parking business, culinary to open a typical gift shop Jogja.

Open Schedule and Entry Fee

Guide to Taman Sari

For those of you who are interested in visiting the charm of the Water Palace and bathing Experience in the baths of Raja and Permaisuri Keraton Yogyakarta, do not need to pocket and drain the bag, because with tickets of 5,000 rupiah and 10,000 rupiah for foreign tourists (not up to $ 1) is enough to enjoy the view and panorama and uncover the romanticism of the Mataram kingdom in the past.

There is a cheap guide service that will be offered at the time of ticket purchase worth 25000 rupiah but you can not need it if you prefer yourself or enjoy the scenery with your spouse or friends.

Water palace is opened from 08.00 am until 04.00 pm because you should visit in the morning or afternoon because if the evening or evening this area is quite dark and quiet that certainly there is a haunted aroma.

But now even though there are now and now there are many swimming baths at this time visitors are not allowed to soak in the pool.

Popular tourist attractions in yogyakarta has been used as a cultural heritage that must be protected and maintained its sustainability is feared if opened to the public baths in the pool will damage its authenticity.

Moreover, we know the people of Indonesia who are less aware of the meaning of cleanliness because there are still many we see around us who throw garbage carelessly.

Water Palace Taman Sari Yogyakarta is a cultural heritage of the palace and religious tourism that must be preserved and maintained its authenticity. Here, you will be invited to adventure in the past with a sense of panoramic beauty of the architecture of beautiful buildings and down the dark and exotic hallways.

A gentle fountain in the middle of the pool that becomes an oasis ready to welcome your arrival. Shadows of blue sky and blue and white clouds bouncing off the clear water surface will certainly spoil your eyes.

The old walls that still look solid in a beige color reinforce the impression of a beautiful classic beautiful. So really lucky you are born in the present because it was only allowed to be entered by the Sultan and his family.

But you do not imagine the Sultan who is given the pleasure of heaven of the world here surrounded by the beautiful body and naked empress and his wife (concubine) we can not imagine.

Well, it would be difficult to imagine the beauty of Taman Sari Jogja charm if you have not come directly and feel it yourself.

]]> 0
10 Enchantment Indrayanti Beach/Pulang Syawal Beach Gunung Kidul Yogyakarta Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:56:06 +0000 Indrayanti Beach

Indrayanti Beach – Jogja indeed makes a longing in every corner. No exception in one corner of Jogja named Gunung Kidul district.

If you’ve been to Gunung Kidul, perhaps a pretty famous tourist spot is a beach resort.

In Gunung Kidul itself, there are at least 6 beaches that you can visit, including the beach Baron, Kukup, Ndrini, Krakal, Sundak and beach Pulang Syawal commonly known as Indrayanti Beach.

Well, in this happy opportunity, I will share my travel tour on Indrayanti beach. May be useful.

The Origin of Indrayanti Beach

If you ponder for a moment, maybe you would think that the name of the beach we will discuss this time is similar to someone’s name.

It is true, the name of this one beach is different and unique impression. Actually, the beach in the district with typical Campursariinya is called beach Pulang Syawal.

The question is, why is the beach now better known as Indrayanti beach?

At that time, of course, the physical form of Indrayanti beach already exist, but not yet managed well. There are still empty visitors, and there is only 1 cafe that survives. Cafe is named cafe Indrayanti.

Because this cafe is the only cafe, not infrequently the visitors either domestic or foreign tourists come for a vacation to the beach Indrayanti stop by first to the café Indrayanti.

Gradually, the visitors also spontaneously often use the name Indrayanti as a beach name icon. As a result, from time to time, people who want to come also called this beach with Indrayanti beach.

From time to time, information is spread that in Gunung Kidul there is a new beach named Indrayanti. Many people are curious and in droves to visit Indrayanti beach.

Now, the beach that was originally named Pulang Syawal was more famous with the term Indrayanti beach.

As for the associated beach name Pulang Syawal, until now rarely anyone knows. In fact, including dear readers, maybe you also just found out when reading this paper right?

Indrayanti is actually the wife of Indrayanti cafe owner. Some people also say that the name Indrayanti comes from the names of two children, namely Indra and Yanti.

Interesting is not Indayanti history? Perhaps you will also remember the history of Lovina beach in Bali. Similarly, the name of the beach in Bali is also started from a café on the beach.

Location Indrayanti Beach

Ever been to Parangtritis beach? If ever, the location of Indrayanti beach passes Parangtritis beach. You stay east through the mountainous area of ​​Gunung Kidul. When sorted, the location of Indrayanti beach is not far from Baron beach.

In addition, Indrayanti Beach location is also adjacent to the beach Sundak, Tepus Gunung KIdul district.

As an illustration, if you travel from Yogyakarta, the distance from Yogyakarta to Indrayanti beach is approximately 70 km. That means, to get to Indrayanti beach, you need 3 hours normal journey from the city of Yogyakarta.

Facilities at Indrayanti Beach

During Indrayanti coastal management, the government cooperated with private parties. As a result, this slick cooperation can have a positive impact on coastal development as a professional tourist attraction.

One of the rules that should be appreciated is the fine of Rp 10,000, – for anyone who is proven to throw garbage carelessly. You can see for yourself to this day, Maha Karya Indrayanti beach cleanliness very awake and neatly arranged.

In addition, there are some other facilities that are adequate, as well as gazeo mounted on the beach. This gazebo is like a hut that is lined up along the coast of Indrayanti.

For those of you who want to vacation and invite family members, you can also use the gazebo to enjoy the breeze of wind and natural beauty of Indrayanti beach.

Not only that, on Indrayanti beach, there is Jet Ski game, for you who like this sport, you can rent it and enjoy the clear blue beach waves.

Excess of Indrayanti beach, this beach has clean sand and white. Suitable to play build castles from sand, or play ball. Yes, because the white sand at Indrayanti beach itself along the 250 meters.

If you have a different interest, you can walk to the West along Indrayanti beach. There, you will find a rocky mountain that is big enough and charming.

Visitors can climb to the rocky mountain through the natural steps that have been provided. Most of the visitors, they did not miss the photo on the rock with a panoramic view of the beach behind it.

Furthermore, you can easily find other facilities such as lodging, bathrooms, beachside gazebos, praying rooms, stage huts and large parking lots.

With complete facilities as above, do not worry for those who want to stay at Indrayanti beach. There are all complete, you can spend your vacation period with satisfaction and fun with family.

Holiday Tips to Indrayanti Beach

Indrayanti Beach in Indonesia

Vacation does not hurt, but it would be less precise if not prepared as possible. Some tips for those of you who want to vacation to Indrayanti Beach I give the following:

1. Prepare a Good Vehicle

Vacation requires a vehicle. Especially when you are on vacation to the beach Indrayanti, in addition to a winding road, will also pass the streets of the mountains. So, make sure your vehicle is safe and comfortable.

2. Prepare Medicines

It could be if you are not feeling well, you will feel dizzy in the streets. Therefore, my advice, try to bring eucalyptus oil, antimo, or personal medicines as necessary.

3. Guide

If you are from overseas, or outside Java, you should ask for help guide to guide your tour. If you want it soon, we are ready to accompany your trip.

Tour Indrayanti

Sometimes, vacation can also be used as a learning event. At Indrayanti beach, we can know everything about Gunung Kidul district and Indrayanti beach in particular.

Our Tour Yogyakarta provides complete facilities for your visitors who are outside Java. With excellent service, we are ready to take you on holiday to Indrayanti beach.

As for what we prepare include travel transportation, guide, study tour tours and study tours in the places you want.

Thus our exposure of a holiday trip to Indrayanti beach. As I pointed out at the beginning, Indrayanti beach has a natural beauty that fascinates.

Therefore, let as citizens of Indonesia we are grateful to keep and obey the order that has been made for the progress of Indrayanti beach.

]]> 0
Plaosan Temple “Lor” and “Kidul”: Small Temple Nicknamed Temple of Love Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:38:18 +0000 Plaosan Temple Small Temple Nicknamed Temple of Love

Plaosan Temple or commonly referred to as Twin Temple, has two separate main buildings. The two buildings are then given the nickname Plaosan Lor Temple and Plaosan Kidul Temple.

In addition to the two buildings Plaosan Lor Temple and Plaosan Kidul Temple. There are also several Perwara temples or companion temples that stand around it. Just like Prambanan Temple, Plaosan Temple was also founded by King Pikatan.

The location of Plaosan Temple is also not observed far from the location of Prambanan Temple. About one kilometer north of Prambanan Temple, you will find the temple built by the King of Picks for this Consort.

More precisely, Plaosan Temple stands in the village of Plaosan, Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java. Although located in a different city with Prambanan Temple, but the distance between the two is not far away.

Plaosan Temple was built by King Pikatan in the era of the Medhang or Ancient Mataram empire for its Permaisurinya, Pramudyawardani. If you visit Plaosan Temple, you may be a witness of love story between King Pikatan and Pramudyawardani.

In addition to the shape of the building, may be the reason behind the construction that distinguishes Plaosan Temple with Prambanan Temple. If Plaosan Temple is built because of the love of King Pikatan on Pramudyawardani.

Then according to legend, the statue at Prambanan Temple was built on the basis of the anger of Bandung Bondowoso to Roro Jonggrang. As told, Roro Jonggrang rigged Bandung Bondowoso in rejecting the application of Bandung Bondwoso.

There is also a myth that says if you visit Plaosan Temple with your spouse, then your love will be immortal. Like the love story between King Pikatan and Empress, Pramudyawardani.

Turning around with myths when visiting Prambanan Temple, it is said if you visit Prambanan Temple with your partner. Then your love story will end like love Roro Jonggrang and Bandung Bondowoso.

Wow, interesting enough myths about Plaosan and Prambanan Temple. Then what will happen if after visiting the Prambanan Temple with your partner continue the trip to Plaosan Temple. Hmm worth a try as it seems.

Plaosan temple is also referred to as Candi Cinta because every ornament is made in pairs. Like the gate in pairs, there are also two temple buildings and the location of the temple is divided into two, North and South.

Plaosan Lor Temple

History of Plaosan Temple

Plaosan Lor temple has two main temple buildings, called North and North Temple. Both the North Master Temple and the South Mother Temple have different reliefs.

The Northern Master Temple is on the left, dominated by female-themed reliefs. While the reliefs in the Southern Mother Temple more in the dominance of relief about men.

At the Northern Master Temple and the Southern Mother Temple is surrounded by 116 Perwara Stupas, as well as 50 Perwara Temples and an artificial moat. Inside the building there are also six statues of Dhyani Boddhisatwa.

Although from the architecture of the building to the existence of Buddhist stupas and statues, as well as the existence of companion temples. Show that Plaosan Temple is a temple for Buddhists.

Apparently, the architectural style of Plaosan Temple does not fully describe Buddhism. But the art of architecture Plaosan Temple is a blend of Buddhism with Hinduism.

The reason why Plaosan Temple is a Hindu and Buddhist is because King Pikatan comes from the Mataram Kingdom of Syailendra Kingdom. While Permaisuri Pramudyawardani of Mataram Kingdom of Sanjaya Kingdom.

In the time of the kingdom mataram there are two leadership dynasties, namely Syailendra and Sanjaya dynasty. The difference between the two dynasties is the religion in which we profess.

The House of Sanjaya embraced Hinduism, while the Syailendra family embraced Buddhism. Despite his different beliefs, but in fact, Sanjaya is still a descendant of Syailendra.

The background then adds to the public’s belief in the power of love between King Pikatan and Permaisuri Pramudyawardan. As if there were no obstacles that could raise their love.

One more thing you need to see if you visit Plaosan Lor temple complex. In the northern part of the complex there is an open lobby section that holds several Buddha statues.

Plaosan Kidul Temple

Plaosan Temple in Magelang

Plaosan Selatan Temple is more commonly referred to as Plaosan Kidul Temple. Like the southern square of Yogyakarta, the so-called alul-alun kidul (alkid). Kidul is a reference to the direction in the Java language.

Plaosan Kidul temple has several statues and stupas, some of the existing perwara have been restored. Plaosan Kidul temple also has a pendopo which is around eight temples divided into two levels.

Visiting Plaosan Kidul Temple, maybe you will meet three figures that are considered ‘Mother of all Budda’. The three figures are, Tathagata Amitbha, Vajrapani, and Prajnaparamita.

If you visit Plaosan Temple then do not find relef, statue, temple building structure as described. Perhaps the manager changed the location of statues and statues for some reason.

In October 2003, Plaosan Kidul Temple became a conversation. Because of the discovery of gold-sized inscription measuring 18.5 cm x 2.2 cm, near Perwara Temple.

The inscription is written in ancient Javanese letters and uses Sanskrit. Until now, the contents of the inscription has not been known, but is believed to date from the 9th century according to the century of the founding of the temple.

In particular, Plaosan Kidul Temple was discovered in August 1909 by a scientist named Ijzerman. Initially, Ijzerman found 16 children of the temple in damaged condition.

According to Korm, a Dutch scientist, Plaosan Temple has its own characteristics. The feature lies in the smooth part of the terrace wall. According to Korm, this is different from other temple buildings that seem rude.

Tour in Plaosan Temple Area

There are many advantages if you do Study Tour to Plaosan Temple. One of them is the area which is not far from Prambanan Temple. So you can do perajalanan from Prambanan Temple to Plaosan Temple.

You can also increase knowledge by studying the blend of Hindu culture with Buddhism that is the name of the architecture and the relic of the statue in Plaosan Temple.

Utilizing the services of tour guides to conduct a Study Tour, you can also use it to arrange a schedule to follow the Twin Temple Festival in the area around Plaosan Temple.

Twin Temple Festival is held in Plaosan Temple area as Annual Festival. Working together with ISI Surakarta Festival of Twin Temple presents dances from all over the archipelago.

It is the largest Festival held in the Klaten area. Klaten district government aims to build and introduce the tourist village of Klaten through the Twin Temple Festival at Plaosan Temple.

Immediately call the tour guide number to arrange your holiday schedule with friends, spouse and family to visit Plaosan Temple. Enjoy the true love sensation of King Pikatan and Pramudyawardani only in Plaosan Temple.


]]> 0
Plaosan Temple; The Magnificent Temple Near the Prambanan Temple Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:07:19 +0000 Plaosan Temple

PLAOSAN TEMPLE — Explore Jogja and find a thousand beauty there! One slogan of reflex I say. I think it is not excessive. Jogja city has many tourist destinations. Good culinary tour, education, culture, nature, and history. One of the historical tours I have ever searched is Plaosan Temple.

Plaosan Temple is one of the temples in Jogja which has its own uniqueness. Why do I take time to tour history, because through the old buildings and artifacts that I learned history.

A piece of the temple rocks seemed to live and tell the story of heroic, glory to the romance of the past. There are many lessons to learn from history. as stock of insight in the present.

Location of Plaosan Temple

Jogja city has many temple relics. Location of the temple is spread almost flat in the city center to the village. The location of Plaosan Temple is not far from Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples, the main tourist attraction.

It is located in Bugisan Village, Prambanan, Klaten. Can be reached by motorcycle, and private car. The journey takes about 20 minutes from the northern square or Kilometer Zero Point.

The road to Plaosan Temple passes the rural road. Right and left lies the scenery of beautiful rice fields. From the rice field seen a pair of temple Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul standing upright between the green rice fields.

Arriving at the site site, you will be welcomed by the villagers. They became the manager of parking as well as stalls. Public shops sell food and soft drinks. The building is still fairly simple stalls made of bamboo. In addition to food stalls, there are also sellers of accessories and souvenirs. They sell near the exit of Plaosan Temple.

While the parking price of Rp 2000, entrance fee Rp 3000. Bandrol the price was when I was there three years ago. Very cheap price to pay for history travel hundreds of years ago.

Discovery of Plaosan Temple

The construction of Plaosan Temple was performed around the 9th century AD of the ancient Mataram kingdom. According to the tour guard I had interviewed the discovery of Plaosan Temple in the 80’s. The discovery was followed by a massive digging that year. In the excavation found the buildings of small temples.

Along with the development of the times, Plaosan Temple received less attention from the government of Plasosan Temple existence again abandoned.

Until one day farmers from local residents found chunks of rocks of the temple from the ground of the sawa that was hoeing. Until one day farmers from local residents found chunks of rocks of the temple from the land that was hijacked.

“Residents here have been hoeing in the fields find the stone part of the temple. The hoe’s eyes pounded a blunt object. After scraped-match it’s part of the temple, “explained the officer.

The official also explained that the Plaosan Temple site is still a process of excavation and research. Allegedly still a lot of stones part of the temple buried in the ground.

Excavation is not one hundred percent completed because constrained funds. Although regularly every year budgeted pembiyaan for care and maintenance site Plaosan Temple.

According to estimates of archaeologists and archaeologists the layout of Plaosan Temple currently does not obey the original map layout due to location considerations. The local government agreed on the location of the gate facing a certain direction. This consideration is done because when following the map location should be meggusur existence of rice fields citizens.

My personal opinion is back to the local government’s decision with the citizens. If you want to dig the site intact. Will completely dismantle the rice fields of the citizens. The positive side is the excavation to require site forms from the preservation of the historical heritage. Historical reading for posterity. But with the record of land evictions of citizens do not cause conflict. The point is the development and preservation of environmentally sound sites.

‘Taj Mahal’ in Java

Ever heard of Taj Mahal in India? A story about the symbol of eternal love of the king to his queen. For the sake of his love of the king made the palace super magnificent ‘Taj Mahal’ gift to his queen. It is said that the Taj Mahal itself is the tomb of his queen who died. To commemorate the late idol of his heart the king spent extraordinary funds decorate the ‘palace magnificent’ for his queen.

Apparently not only in India, apparently in Java, Indonesia precisely the story of Plaosan Temple development was similar to Taj Mahal in India. At that time the Ancient Mataram King Rakai Pikatan awarded Plaosan Temple to Pramudya Wardhani.

Rakai Pikatan makes Plaosan Temple symbol of eternity love. Different religious backgrounds between Rakai Pikatan (Buddhism) and Pramudya Wardhani (Hindu) do not preclude their united love. In Plaosan temple architecture looks clear merging of Hindu and Buddhist temple. The broad social meaning symbolizes tolerance between Buddhist and Hindu societies.

Interesting lessons in the past have lived religious multiculturalism. And religious differences do not become divisive to one another. The difference colored the social system of society first. They live side by side in harmony.

]]> 0
Prambanan Temple Story, Facts, Location and Entrance Fee Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:19:29 +0000 Prambanan Temple Story

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE — Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. It has a height of 47 meters. Prambanan Temple is said to have a height exceeding the building of Borobudur Temple.

Prambanan Temple is located on an area of ​​39.8 ha. With surrounded by flower gardens and a large green lawn, travel to Prambanan Temple as if to drive us to the land of stone.

Why can it be called a land of stones? Because Prambanan Temple building not only consists of one main building only. Rather it consists of one main building and three temples berpendamping and two hundred more other temples.

In the vicinity of the main temple building there are three other temples whose position is opposite the main temple building. The three buildings of the temple are, Shiva Temple, Vishnu Temple, and Brahma Temple.

Prambanan temple is told as a form of Trimurti in Hindu religion. That is why besides the main temple building, there are also three other companion temple buildings.

Tour to Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Tmple Facts and Entrance Fee

In addition to being a family reference, Prambanan Temple is also suitable for the purpose of study tour for students. Besides having beautiful scenery. Prambanan temple also holds the potential as an educational tourist area.

Visiting Prambanan Temple can be an alternative to carry out outdoor learning. The fresh air and beautiful scenery make the students like to study there.

Especially if the weather is sunny, will be a lot of places to swafoto around the temple area. As we know, lately the students really like to collect photos to upload to their social media.

Prambanan temple has another name which also has its own meaning in its use. Like the nicknames of Roro Jonggrang Temple and Siwargha which means ‘Shiva House’.

Here we will briefly describe the other names of Prambanan Temple:

Roro Jonggrang Temple

Called as Roro Jonggrang Temple because of the legend and myths attached to Prambanan Temple. Namely legends and myths about the love story of Roro Jonggrang with Bandung Bondowoso.

When sitting in elementary school, maybe friends have heard love stories about Roro Jonggrang and Bandung Bondowoso from elementary school teachers respectively.

It may also have seen his story being cultivated into a prominent cinema on one of the private television stations. The story itself tells the story of love unilaterally by Bandung Bondowoso.

Once, a young magic named Bandung Bondowoso fell in love with a beautiful daughter named Roro Jonggrang. Unfortunately Bandung Bondowoso feeling is not avenged.

Roro Jonggrang does not love Bandung Bondwoso and seem reluctant to accept pinangan Bandung Bondowoso. Finally, Roro Jonggraang also gave a condition kpeada Bandung Bondowoso.

If Bandung Bondwoso successfully perform the conditions provided. So Roro Jonggrang will graciously accept pinangan Bandung Bondowoso. Terms that are given Roro Jonggrang very difficult.

Namely to make a statue that amounts to a thousand only within one night. Roro Jonggrang felt it was a very difficult requirement, but who would have thought if Bandung Bondowoso actually menyanggupinya.

With supernatural powers Bandung Bondowoso began to awaken 1000 statues in the request by the prospective queen. Unbeknownst to Roro Jonggrang, Bandung Bondowoso ask for the help of the spirits.

Getting help from the spirits, Bandung Bondowoso able to build 999 temples before sunrise. Unfortunately, he was cheated by the prospective queens.

Roro Jonggrang who panicked when knowing Bandhung Bondowoso almost complete his statues immediately wake up the residents and the ladies to help him.

The residents and the ladies were asked to pound rice and make a big fireplace. Hearing the sound of the pounded rice and the orange tinge of the fireplace, the roosters crowed.

Hearing the sound of chicken kokokan, the spirits that help Bandung Bondwoso stop working and return to their respective place asanlya. They leave before completing the statue to the thousand.

Bandung Bondowoso was wrathful after knowing the cunning of Roro Jonggrang. As a punishment, Bandung Bondowoso uses his magic to transform Roro Jonggrang into a thousand statues.

If you visit Prambanan Temple you can invite your family or students to play quiz looking for a statue to a thousand. Alias ​​looking for a statue that tangible a beautiful princess, Roro Jonggrang.

How? One interesting alternative is not to invite your family or students to travel without forgetting the active learning. At least, this can add knowledge in the field of history or general knowledge.


In Sanskrit, Siwagrha means the House of Shiva. Shiva is one of the gods incorporated in the Trimurti of Hindu religion. In the main building of Prambanan temple there is also a statue of Shiva as high as three meters.

It shows that indeed in Prambanan Temple itself, prefer the existence of Lord Shiva in the appeal of two gods lannya. That is Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

According to the inscription of Siwagrha, Prambanan Temple was built since 850 AD by King Pikatan. Development is continued by Balitung Maha Sambu in Medhang Mataram Kingdom era.

With the construction of this temple in its time, it shows the change of religious milestone of Medhang Kingdom, which previously embraced Mahayana Buddhist into Hindu who uphold Lord Shiva.

In the inscription is also mentioned that during the construction of Siwagrha, also done another common project that is moving the river around the temple building.

The river in the intersection is the River Opak which is made to flow curved according to its axis from north to south. Allegedly the original flow of the Opak River is curved to the East.

Trekking the original river is then dumped with soil as an extension to build the Perwara temple or other companion temple.

Using Study Tour Service to Surround Prambanan Temple

As already discussed earlier, Prambanan Temple not only has one main building. But there are some companion temples like Nandhini, Geese and Garuda who accompany the Temple of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma.

In addition to the six temples above, seven along with the main temple buildings. There are still two Apit Temple, four Patok Temples, four Kelir Temples and 224 other Perwara Temples. Not to mention the statues and inscriptions that exist.

Unfortunately it seems if you visit the Prambanan Temple just to berswafoto without knowing the other side of Prambanan Temple. It could be about the history of the establishment until the meaning of everypandi existing.

By using the services of Study Tour or Tour Guide or tour guide. You will get a complete package of explanations ranging from the history of the founding of Prambanan Temple to the meaning of each building.

If you are hobbyist, you can also tell about tampta – a great place to take pictures. Want to take a picture together? You can also use the services of a tour guide to take your photos and family.

Lengkap sudah oleh-oleh berkualitas dari Candi Prambanan. Selain hasil foto yang bisa di pamerkan di media sosial, anda juga bisa membawa pulang oleh-oleh pengetahuan umum seputar Candi Prambanan.

]]> 0
Tour Narration Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta Indonesia Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:49:16 +0000  Prambanan Temple

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE — Anyone who ever visited Yogyakarta city would not be complete, if not visit Prambanan Temple. Presenting a rich historical relic when explored more deeply, let alone related to the myth and history.

Sukarno said “Never forget history once”. Because history makes many lessons to prepare for the future. Let’s get to know more with this temple.

History of Prambanan

History of Prambanan Temple

Compiled from various sources Prambanan Temple is a group of temples built by Sanjaya Dynasty kings in the IX century.

The discovery of the name Pikatan name on the temple raises the opinion that this temple was built by Rakai Pikatan which was then completed by Rakai Balitung based on the inscription of berangka 856 M “Siwargrarha inscription” as a political manifest to confirm its position as a great king.

The inscription Siwargrarha year 856 AD issued by Rakai Pikatan is unknown origin, now stored in the National Museum of Jakarta.

This inscription began to attract attention after J.G. De Casparis managed to decipher and discuss it. According to Casparis there are three important things in the prasati, namely the language is the oldest example of inscriptions that date in javanese poetry written contents of materials or events of history is very important from the mid-century IX M.

In it there is a detailed description of a “cluster of temples”, something unique in ancient Javanese epigraphy. From the above description of the interesting historical events and descriptions of the construction of cluster of temples. The historical event in question is a war between Balaputeradewa from the Sailendra family against Rakai Pikatan from the Sanjaya family.

Balaputeradewa lost and fled to Sumatra. The consolidation of Rakai Pikatan’s royal family then became the beginning of a new period that needed to be inaugurated by the construction of a large temple cluster. In 1991 this temple was designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

There is an inscription that has been found and berangka year 856 AD Shivagrha Inscription. And based on the Shivagrha Inscription, it is said that Prambanan Temple was built in honor of Lord Shiva which is the greatest Hindu god.

And based on that inscription, it is mentioned that this temple was first named as Shiva-grha which means Shiva’s House and also called Shiva-laya which means the Shiva Empire.

The history of Prambanan Temple also can not be separated from the inscription Shivagrha also mentioned about the ongoing of a large project that also took place simultaneously with the construction of Prambanan Temple. The big project that takes place on the exterior of this enclave is the Opak River project.

Opak River is a large river that flows north of Prambanan Temple. It was mentioned that the opaque river originally flowed from the north of the temple complex towards the east, then diverted its flow to the temple.

Opak river cutting is done by cutting the flow of water in the north and diverted directly to the south just past the east of Prambanan Temple.

The history of Prambanan temple ended when the Mataram Kingdom Palace shifted and moved to East Java. Believed to be the cause of the removal of the central government location was caused by a large eruption of Mount Merapi which is located in the north of the temple.

Another cause is the existence of various major rebellions that occurred in the Sanjaya Dynasty itself. And moved the center of government is done by Mpu Sindok in 930 AD which later founded the Isyana Dynasty.

After being abandoned, Prambanan Temple gradually began to decay and eventually suffered massive destruction due to a major earthquake that occurred in the 16th century.

And finally Prambanan Temple is really only a small debris that amounted to hundreds. But even so the surrounding community is still very respectful of the existence of the ruins of the temple to the extent that came the famous legend Roro Jonggrang.

Reinvention and Restoration Prambanan Temple

Entrance Fee Prambanan Temple

After hundreds of years of abandonment and debris left, the history of Prambanan temple began to see the light after the British interested to restore the glory of this temple.

Colin Mackenzie is a Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles man by chance found the ruins of Prambanan Temple and assigned to excavate. But it did not go smoothly, and the ruins still remain dormant.

Several restorations were carried out by the Dutch government in 1880, 1918, and finally a large restoration in 1930 and ended in 1953 which was inaugurated directly by Indonesia’s first president Soekarno.

In the history of Prambanan temple, in 2006 this temple was severely damaged as a result of an earthquake that shook the region of Yogyakarta and surrounding areas. However, this temple immediately get a thorough improvement

The Beautiful at Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple in Indonesia

Prambanan Temple or Shiwa Temple is also often referred to as Roro Jonggrang temple related to the legend that tells about a virgin who jonggrang (tall) who is the daughter of King Boko.

The edge of the temple is bordered by a balustrade fence decorated with reliefs of Ramayana stories that can be enjoyed by pradaksina (walking around the temple with the center of the temple always to our right) through the alley. The Prambanan temple complex was built by the Sanjaya Wajca Kings (Dinasty) in the 9th century.

Prambanan temple is a temple complex with the main temple facing east, with the overall shape resembling mountains at wayang kulit as high as 47 meters. Hinduism recognizes Tri Murti consisting of God Brahma as the Creator, Lord Vishnu as the Preserver, Lord Shiwa as the Destroyer.

The main chamber of the main temple is occupied by God Shiwa as the Maha Dewa so it can be concluded Prambanan temple is Shiwa temple. Prambanan temple or Shiwa temple is also often referred to as Loro Jonggrang temple related to the legend that tells about a virgin who jonggrang or tall girl, daughter of King Boko who built his kingdom on the hill south of Prambanan temple complex.

The edge of the temple is lined with balustrades, which are decorated with Ramayana reliefs that can be enjoyed when we walk around the temple with the center of the temple always to our right through the alley. The story continues on the railing of the Brahma temple on the left (south) of the main temple.

While on the fence of the ledge of Wishnu temple which is located on the right (north) of the main temple, sculptured Kresnadipayana relief story depicting the childhood story of King Krishna as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in eradicating the arrogance that is about to hit the world. The main temple chamber facing north contains Durga empress Dewa Shiwa’s shrine, but most people call it Roro Jonggrang statue.

The Origin of Prambanan Temple Name

Prambanan Temple in Sleman Jogja Indonesia

The name Prambanan, derived from the name of the village where this temple stands, is allegedly a change of the name of the Javanese dialect of the Hindu theologian term Brahman meaning “Brahman the Great” ie Brahman or ultimate reality of the highest and greatest that can not be described, which is often equated with the concept of God in Hinduism.

Another opinion assumes that the Brahman may refer to the glorious period of this temple which was once filled with brahmins. Another opinion suggests that the name “Prambanan” is derived from the root of the word mban in the Javanese language meaning to bear or bear the task, referring to the Hindu gods who carry out the task of organizing and running the harmony of the universe.

The original name of this Hindu temple complex is the name of Sanskrit; Siwagrha (Siwa Shiva) or Siwalaya (Shiva’s World), based on the Siwagrha Inscription dated 778 Saka (856 AD).

Trimurti is glorified in this temple complex with its three main temples glorifying Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu. But Shiva Mahadewa who occupies the main room in the temple of Shiva is the most glorified deity in this temple complex.

Folklore of Prambanan Temple

Once upon a time there was a great empire called Prambanan. His people live in tranquility and peace. But what happens next? The kingdom of Prambanan was attacked and colonized by Pengging country.

The serenity of the Prambanan Kingdom is disturbed. The soldiers were unable to face the Pengging forces. Finally, the kingdom of Prambanan is controlled by Pengging, and led by Bandung Bondowoso. Bandung Bondowoso is a cruel ruler.

“Anyone who does not obey my orders will be severely punished!”, Said Bandung Bondowoso to his people. Bandung Bondowoso is a sakti and has jinns. Not long how powerful, Bandung Bondowoso likes to observe the movements of Loro Jonggrang, the beautiful daughter of Prambanan King.

“Beautiful nian princess. I want him to be my queen, “thought Bandung Bondowoso.
The next day, Bondowoso approached Loro Jonggrang.

“You are very beautiful, will you be my queen?”, Question Bandung Bondowoso to Loro Jonggrang.
Loro Jonggrang gasped, hearing Bondowoso’s question. “This man is very presumptuous, do not know me immediately want me to be queen”, said Loro Jongrang in the heart. “What should I do?”

Loro Jonggrang became confused. His mind was spinning. If he refuses, then Bandung Bondowoso will be furious and endanger his family and the people of Prambanan. To say yes was not possible, because Loro Jonggrang did not like the Bandung Bondowoso.

“How, Loro Jonggrang?” Urged Bondowoso.

Finally Loro Jonggrang got the idea. “I am willing to be your master’s wife, but there is a condition,” he said. “What is the condition? Want an abundance of treasures? Or a magnificent Palace? “. “Not that, my lord,” said Loro Jonggrang.

I ask a temple, the total must one thousands. “A thousand pieces?” Bondowoso shouted. “Yes, and the temple must be finished overnight.” Bandung Bondowoso stared at Loro Jonggrang, his lips quivering with anger.

Since then Bandung Bondowoso think how to make 1000 temples. Finally he asked his advisor. “I believe my master can make the temple with the help of Jin!”, Said the advisor.

“Yes, your suggestion is right, prepare the equipment I need!”

Once the equipment is prepared. Bandung Bondowoso stands in front of the stone altar. Her arms were spread wide. “Jinn, Help me!” She shouted in a thunderous voice.

Soon the sky became dark. The wind was roaring. A moment later, the troops of jinn are already surrounding the Bandung Bondowoso. “What should we do?” Asked the jinn leader.

“Help me build a thousand temples,” pleaded Bandung Bondowoso.

The jinn immediately moved to and fro, carrying out their respective duties. In a short time the temple building has been arranged almost reaching a thousand pieces. Meanwhile, Loro Jonggrang secretly observes from a distance.

He was worried, knowing that Bondowoso was assisted by the jinn forces. “Well, how is this?”, Said Loro Jonggrang in the heart. He’s looking for sense.

The royal ladies were told to assemble and be assigned to collect the straw.

“Fuel all the hay!” Orders Loro Jonggrang.

Some other ladies were told to pound the mortar. Dung … dung … dung! A rush of red shone into the sky with a frenzied voice, making it look like a dawning dawn. The Jinns thought dawn was breaking.

“Well, the sun will rise!” Cried the genie. “We must leave immediately before our bodies are burned by the sun,” continued the other genie. The jinns scattered away leaving that place.

Bandung Bondowoso was surprised to see panic jin troop. In the morning, Bandung Bondowoso invites Loro Jonggrang to the temple. “The temple you asked for is standing!”. Loro Jonggrang immediately counted the number of the temple. Apparently the number is only 999 pieces!.

“The number is less than one!” Cried Loro Jonggrang. “That means you have failed to qualify me.” Bandung Bondowoso surprised to know the shortcomings.

He became very angry. “It is impossible …”, said Bondowoso while gazing sharply at Loro Jonggrang. “Then you’re the one who completes it!” He said, pointing his finger at Loro Jonggrang. Wonderful! Loro Jonggrang immediately turned into a stone statue. Until now the temples are still there and located in the region of Prambanan, Central Java and called Loro Jonggrang Temple.


According to the beliefs of the surrounding community, these lovers will actually break up after entering this room. Conversely, if married couples will further strengthen the wedding ropes of woven marriage.

Another story, which is related to the things that would unexpectedly appear what if the visitors behave improperly in the temple location. Like acting at will, by climbing the temple and smoking in the temple environment. Some have also experienced possessions if they behave rudely.

Ticket & Facilities in Prambanan Temple

Tourists shall be charged with the following fees:

 Local tourist is Rp. 30.000, – (adult), Rp. 15,000 (children 3-6 years old)
 Foreign tourists are USD $ 18.
 Prambanan Package and Ratu Boko Temple Rp.45.000, –

The facilities there can be enjoyed

Parking lot

For those of you who bring a private vehicle, you do not have to worry to park the vehicle because around the park, the manager of Prambanan temple has provided ample parking space to accommodate two-wheeled vehicles, four even bus though.

Worship place.

If you want to pray, you can do it in the mosque which is located across the street of Prambanan temple. Not difficult to go to the mosque because in addition to its location which is also located right on the edge of the road, large and magnificent buildings make this mosque can be seen easily.


If you come at night and want to stay while waiting for tomorrow morning, you can find some alternative lodging and hotel around Prambanan temple. But so far I just found three hotels located not far from Prambanan Temple, the Temple View Hotel, Puri Devata Resort and Hotel Edotel Kalasan (located across the street of Prambanan temple)

Prambanan Museum is located in the Prambanan Temple complex, Yogyakarta. Here there are various historical relics such as relics of the megalithic period, ancient statues, paintings, forms of restoration of the temple from year to year, and so forth. Entrance to this museum area is FREE, aka no cost. In the plaza presented traditional music of Yogyakarta that adds charm of the typical atmosphere of the palace.


I forgot how much the rent is

Bicycle Rental

Route Towards Prambanan Temple

The location of Prambanan Temple from Jogja city is very easy. You can go by road either public transportation or private vehicle. Travel from Yogyakarta for approximately 30 kilometers to the Northeast, can be reached for approximately 30 minutes. From downtown Jogja you can go straight to Jl.Solo, and continue until reaching gate boundary of province of Central Java – DIY.

From the city limits Prambanan Temple is visible on your left. From here you live forward a little about 500 meters to arrive at the first red light junction after the gate of the city limits. Well the location of Prambanan temple exactly the entrance is on your left (north). We also can take the Trans Jogja bus enough to pay Rp. 4000,- or around 1 Dollar.

Holiday Tips To Prambanan Temple

1. If you want to take a look good looking come a bit early or late afternoon. Sunlight support will certainly beautify the look of photos taken.
2. Bring an umbrella if possible so do not rent umbrellas (If come morning before noon). There can also be rented at varied prices ranging from Rp. 5,000- Rp. 10,000.
3. Prepare the energy due to the rather distant route when returning home. Also provide mineral water.
4. Camera with okay resolution


]]> 0
Location Borobudur and Borobudur Entrance Fee 2018 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:55:43 +0000
Borobudur Location

Location of Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple is located in Borobudur District, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The location is approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang, 86 km west of Surakarta and 40 km to the northwest of Yogyakarta.

Borobudur is located on a hill on a plain surrounded by two mountains, namely Mount Sundoro and Mount Subing in the north-west and northeast sebelingi Mount Merbabu and Mount Merapi.

To the north is the Tidar hill and nearer to the south there is a range of Menoreh hills. Borobudur Temple is also located between the confluence of two rivers, namely Progo River and Sungao Elo in the east.

Borobudur Entrance Fee

Borobudur Entrance Fee

To be able to enter Borobudur Temple we are charged entrance fee of Rp. 35.000 / Adult and Rp. 25,000 / child ages. While foreign tourists are charged USD 20 tariff.

]]> 0
5 Unique Facts about History of Borobudur Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:46:55 +0000 5 Unique Facts about History of Borobudur

A brief History

According to historians named J.G de Casparis mention in scientific studies dissertation in 1950 said that Borobudur is a place of worship. This is based on the discovery of Karangtengah and Tri Tepusan inscriptions.

Based on this, J.G de Casparis estimates that the founder of Borobudur was King Mataram of the Syailendra dynasty named Samaratungga which began in 824 AD by taking almost half a century.

On the inscription Karangtengah mentioned about the conferment of land sima (land tax-free) by Cri Kahulunan (Pramudawardhani) to maintain Kamulan or called Bhumisambhara.

The term Kamulan is derived from the word Mula which means the place of origin, the sacred building to glorify the ancestors and possibly its ancestors from the Syailendra dynasty. Casparis also estimates that Bhumi Sambhara Bhudhara in Sanskrit means the Hill of the Bodhisattva Ten Bodhisattva Benefits is the original name of Borobudur.

History of Discovery and Restoration of Borobudur Temple

Relief in Borobudur Temple

As the influence of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms on Java affected and influenced by the inclusion of Islamic civilization, Borobudur began to be abandoned. This historic building was displaced until in 1814 was invented by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who also served as Governor General of England over Java.

At that time also restoration efforts have been attempted. The largest restoration project was carried out from 1975 to 1982 on the support of the government and UNESCO as a historic site on the world heritage site.


]]> 0
What is Borobudur? These 5 People of the World Ever Prove their Glory Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:37:48 +0000 What is Borobudur? These 5 People of the World Ever Prove their Glory

What is Borobudur — Among the rows of temple names in Indonesia, Borobudur Temple is not a foreign name in our ears all the way to foreign countries. The temple is located in Borobudur District, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province has become the favorite destination destination destination for holidays.

Recorded throughout 2016 as many as 3.7 million tourists visit Borobudur Temple. This increased compared to the previous year which as many as 3.5 million tourists.

The high interest of tourists to Borobudur Temple is also predicted to increase with the target to be as much as 3.9 million in 2017. Lately, Borobudur Temple back into the spotlight of the world thanks to the arrival of prominent foreign figures who vacation in Indonesia.

The figures include the 44th President of the United States named Barack Obama and his family. During the jogja between 28-30 June 2017 ago, Barack Obama and his family took time to choose the destination tour to Borobudur Temple.

Obama’s admiration for Borobudur Temple because this tour became one of the wonders of the world that should be visited during in Indonesia.

In addition to Barack Obama, as for other famous figures who have visited Borobudur Borobudur tourist attractions, such as bell player David Beckam in 2007, Tennis Maria Sharapova in 2012, Prince and Princess Norvegia in 2012.

In addition, there are the founders of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 2014, Princess of Thailand in 2016, and the President of Ukraine in 2016. In addition to the figures mentioned, of course there are many other figures who have visited the Borobudur Temple.

Thus a glimpse of Borobudur temple which is the attraction of tourists. Maybe some of us still just hear info Borobudur temple from experience stories that have been visited.

Maybe also some of us have visited but have not known more detailed info related to Borobudur temple. To cure the curiosity, here we will review about Borobudur Temple for you all.

Profile of Borobudur Temple

What is Borobudur Temple

Borobudur temple is one of the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Borobudur Temple consists of three types of words, namely Temple, Boro, and Budur. According to the Big Indonesian Dictionary, the word Temple narrowly refers to the term ancient religious buildings.

While the meaning is widely interpreted as all archaeological buildings from the Hindu-Buddhist era in the archipelago, such as heritage buildings in the form of gates, gates, and petirtaan or ponds and showers for baths.

While the term Borobudur name is still a debate among the characters who are not sure to know the origin of the name is given. Most of the existing names are given based on the name of the find location.

This is probably the same thing done by Sir Thomas Raffles in his book entitled History of the Island of Java which mentions the existence of a monument named Borobudur. The name is written in English grammar, namely Bore-Budur which refers to the nearest village, the Village Bore (Boro).

While the addition of the word Budur is associated with the term Buda in the Java language which means Purba. Other assumptions archeologists call Budur name derived from the term Budhara word meaning mountain.

Borobudur Temple is a monument building consisting of six square-shaped terraces. At the top there are three circular courtyard with 2.672 panels of relief walls and there are 504 budha statues.

Buddhist relief collection on Borobudur temple is the most complete and the most in the World. The largest main stupa is located in the center surrounded by three circular rows of 72 perforated stupas with archa Budha in the center sitting cross-legged.

]]> 0
Siapakah Tuan Guru Bajang yang Sebenarnya? Simak Biografi Singkatnya! Sun, 04 Feb 2018 13:44:16 +0000 Tuan Guru Bujang M Zainul Majdi

Biografi Tuan Guru Bajang dan Perjalanannya di Dunia Pendidikan

M Zainul Majdi atau biasa dipanggil dengan sebutan Tuan Guru Bajang, ialah gubernur Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) yang sedang menjabat pada periode ini.

Ia dilahirkan di Poncong pada 31 Mei 1972 dari rahim seorang Ibu yang bernama Siti Rauhun Zainuddin. Cucu dari Maulana Syeikh KH. Zainuddin Abdul Majid, yang dikenal dengan panggian Tuan Guru Pancor. Sejak kecil, Majdi hidup di lingkungan pondok pesantren.

Ia pun disekolahkan oleh Ayahnya Muhammad Djalaludin, di Sekolah Dasar Negeri No. 3 Mataram. Putra seorang mantan birokrat, yang saat ini menjabat sebagai Rektor Universitas NTB, memiliki kecerdasan dan kemampuan dalam memimpin.

Kemampuan tersebut sudah mulai nampak semenjak ia duduk di Sekolah Dasar. Riwayat akademiknya pun mumpuni. Ia selalu mendapat rangking pertama dari kelas I sampai kelas VI.

Karena kredibilitasnya dalam hal memimpin, ia mendapat kepercayaan dari teman-teman kelasnya untuk menjadi ketua kelas. Selain itu, ia juga menjadi pemimpin dari kelompok anak laki-laki yang ada di kelasnya.

Ia pun tamat dari SDN 3 Mataram pada tahun 1985 lalu. Majdi, salah seorang penggemar plecing ini melanjutkan jenjang sekolahnya di Madarasah Tsanawiyah Nahdlatul Wathan. Setelah lulus, ia melanjutkan ke bangku pendidikan Madrasah Aliyah Mu’allimin Pancor.

Usai lulus dari Sekolah Dasar tersebut, ia mampu menyelesaikan jenjang menengah pertama dan atas dalam tempo 5 tahun karena kecerdasan yang dimilikinya. Majdi remaja pun dinyatakan lulus pda tahun 1990.

Setahun kemudian, ia melanjutkan tholabul ilminya di Pondok Pesantren Darul Qur’an Wal-Hadist di Nahdlatul Wathan Pancor. Tahun 1991, ia dinyatakan lulus. Ia merupakan tipe orang yang tidak mudah berpuas diri ataupun bangga diri. Menimba ilmu menjadi sebuah kebutuhan yang harus ia dapatkan dan penuhi selama  nyawa masih di raga.

Universitas Al-Azhar Cairo, menjadi tempat pilihannya dalam mengenyam pendidikan  formal yang lebih tinggi. Jurusan kuliah yang ia ambil yaitu Tafsir dan Ilmu-ilmu Al-Qur’an Fakultas Ushuludin. Karena kerajinan dan keuletannya, ia mampu menyelesaikan kuliahnya tepat waktu, yaitu kurang dari empat tahun. Ia mengarungi gelar Licenci (LC), pada tahun 1995.

Tak cukup sampai disitu, ia masih terus mengejar cita-citanya. Ia melanjutkan S2 di fakultas dan jurusan yang sama. Gelar Master of Art (MA) ia peroleh pada tahun 2000, dan ketika tu juga ia dinyatakan lulus.

Ia juga melanjutkan pendidikan S3 di Cairo Mesir. Sampai saat ini, ia masih tercatat sebagai mahasiswa di fakultas Ushuluddin jurusan Tafsir Ilmu-ilmu Al-Qur’an program Doktor. Kelulusan Majdi di jenjang ini, mampu menjadikan ia salah satu intelektual Islam yang terbilang langka dalam spesifikasi keilmuannya, khususnya di Indonesia.

Kiprahnya di Dunia Politik

Dilihat dari kisah perjalanan hidupnya, terutama di wialayah pendidikan, ia sangat memprioritaskan sebuah pendidikan sendiri. Majdi juga nampak konsen pada bidang pengembangan pendidikan.

Maka dari itu, tak heran jika dalam visi missinya, Gubernur NTB ini mempunyai program pendidikan gratis sebagai sebuah alternatif dan jalan utama yang menjadi capaian tergetnya.

Kiprah seorang tokoh NTB ini, sudah populer di tingkat nasional, walaupun di usia yang masih sangat muda. Sebagai contoh, di usia yang masih terhitung muda ini, ia sudah diangkat sebagai Menteri Agama dalam kabinet bayangan.

Koalisi Muda Parlemen Indonesia (KMPI), sebagai penggagas utama kabinet tersebut. Semua itu karena kapasitas dan kualitas yang dimilikinya. Sebab, sangat tidak memungkinkan jika kabinet bayangan tersebut mengangkat seseorang yang tidak berkapabilitas di atas rata-rata.

Saat diangkat  menjadi seorang menteri, usia Majdi masih 32 tahun. Padahal, dalam proses pembentukan pemerintahan bayangan, proses seleksinya pun dilakukan secara objektif dan terukur oleh KMPI sendiri.

Bukan berdasarkan pada kepentingan politik seperti yang terjadi pada perekrutan pejabat di Negara kita saat ini, bak jamur di musim hujan. Dari beragam info yang ada, sampai saat ini kabinet bayangan tersebut masih mengadakan rapat-rapat.

Perkawinannya dengan Rabiatul Adawiyah dianugerahi empat anak putra dan putri. Nama-nama anaknya yaitu Muhammad Rifqi Farabi, Zahwa Nadira, Fatimah Azzahra dan yang terakhir Zaida Salima.

Nah selain itu juga, kemampuannya dalam memimpin sudah dapat dilihat sebelum ia terpilih sebagai Gubernur di NTB. Organisasi Islam terbesar di NTB, salah satunya yaitu Nahdlatul Wathan yang telah berhasil ia pimpin.

Hal tersebut membuktikan bahwa ia bukan sejenis pemimpin biasa. Majdi ini, sudah mulai memimpin Nahdlatul Wathan semenjak pendiri sekaligus kakeknya yang bernama Tuan Guru Pancor tersebut wafat pada tahun 1995.

Pada awal kepemimpinan Majdi di Nahdlatul Wathan, sudah terdapat bibit dari sebuah perpecahan. Semua itu berujung dengan sesuatu yang tidak diinginkan, yaitu lahirnya dualisme dalam kepemimpinan organisasi. Namun, hal tersebut tidak membuat Majdi goyah ataupun terpengaruh. Ia terus berusaha untuk mengembangkan dan juga memajukan organisasi tersebut.

Sebagai salah seorang ulama, ia mencoba untuk semoderat mungkin. Ia bukan termasuk kalangan ulama yang ortodox atau pun inklusif. Ia tidak dengan mudah menerima suatu hal atau seluruh warisan tradisi dan budaya dengan mentah-mentah. Bertabayyun atau klarifikasi selalu ia utamakan.

Ia tergolong orang yang sangat berhati-hati, dan lebih mementingkan kontekstualitas dari pada tekstualitas semata. Kebiasaan  yang sudah ada di masyarakat tidak dengan serta merta ia tolak, termasuk sesuatu yang berbau modern.

Walaupun begitu, ia juga bukan seorang yang terlalu eksklusif, dalam artian langsung saja menerima seluruh hal-hal yang baru datang. Prinsip “memelihara tradisi yang baik dan menerima hal  baru yang baik” menjadi pegangan yang selalu ia bawa. Artinya, tolak ukur diterima atau tidaknya sesuatu bukan dari lama atau barunyaa. Melainkan atas dasar baik atau buruknya suatu hal tersebut.

Walaupun rintangan dan gejolak mengiringi perjalanannya, ia tetap memantapkan pada arah perjuangan untuk mengembangkan organisasi tersebut. Kemajuan yang terjadi pada Nahdlatul Wathan, salah satu organisasi Islam tersbesar di NTB tersebut semakin nampak dan terlihat nyata adanya.

Penghargaan dan prestasi yang telah dicapai oleh Majdi terutama dalam pengembangan pendidikan sudah banyak ia kantongi. Semua itu menjadi bukti sekaligus menandakan bahwa ia juga sangat peduli pada dunia pendidikan pada umumnya.

Pun pada saat ia duduk di kursi Legislatif Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Republik Indonesia (RI) di dalam komisi X. Ia beserta anggota dewan  lainnya mampu melahirkan undang-undang terkait sertifikasi guru maupun dosen.

Adanya undang-undang ini mampu mensejahterakan guru dan dosen yang menjadi pelaku utama dalam proses pengembangan di dunia pendidikan. Hal tersebut telah dinilai oleh banyak kalangan masyarakat yang ada. Ujung dari semua itu adalah untuk lebih mengkualitaskan pendidikan yang ada di Indonesia menjadi lebih baik, terutama di masa yang akan datang.

Sampai saat ini, Majdi menjabat sebagai gubernur NTB periode 2013-2018, dari hasil pemilihan umum yang dilaksanakan pada 13 Mei 2013 lalu

]]> 0