Yogyakarta - Sewu Temple, "A Thousand" Temple Built in the 8th Century

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Sewu Temple, "A Thousand" Temple Built in the 8th Century

Wed, 29 Sep
(5 reviews)
Sewu Temple, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
45 mins

About the tour

Sewu Temple is a Buddhist temple built in the eighth century. Consisting of hundreds of temples, this ancient monument typical of the archipelago is the largest Buddhist temple complex around the Prambanan area and the second largest only to Borobudur on an Indonesian scale. The size of the land that stretches from north to south reaches 185 meters, while from east to west it reaches 165 meters. Compared to Borobudur, Sewu Temple is located closer to the Hindu-style Prambanan Temple. In fact, the distance between the two massive temple complexes is less than 1 km. The proximity of these two sacred places of worship from two different cultures and beliefs is a sign of the harmony between religious believers that has existed for a long time. Sewu Temple Tour is an educational tour as well as a history that holds many stories from the archipelago's past in Java. Registered as a cultural heritage in UNESCO, many domestic and foreign tourists have visited here. Come and join me on this tour to see one of the largest Buddhist temples in Java, a complex and beautiful architectural wonder that offers unique insight into Indonesia’s past.

Meet Mukhlas Nuri

Mukhlas Nuri

My name is Mukhlas which means sincere, and I love to do everything sincerely and with all my heart. In Bahasa Indonesia, Sang Pramuwisata means the tour guide. I love to show you the beauty of my country. I live in Yogyakarta, a city that is full of heritages, arts and culture, cuisine, and tradition. I have worked in this city as a professional tour guide since 2012. I graduated from Yogyakarta State University, with a major in Literature. With this knowledge, I am well equipped to explain to people about the stories and literature that relate to Yogyakarta, Java, and Indonesia. I love to share everything that this country has to offer!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Yogyakarta with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Yogyakarta. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers


24 September 2021

Thank you for this historical site trip. It is unique UNESCO place. Indonesia has rich Islamic faith, Buddhism and tourism industry .

Lisa R.

24 September 2021

Impressive location. Mukhlas always is so knowledgeable about his location. Every tour I learn something new. Thank you for bringing us to such a wide variety of locations!

🇬🇧Jenny🐼 ..

21 September 2021

Wow stunning way to start my day thanks it was magical

Wanderer F.

21 September 2021

Thank you so much Mukhlas for this amazing tour :) It was a great feeling to see these temples so close, with such intricate carvings and artworks <3 Loved your commentary about the history behind this temple. Thanks for being so friendly Thank you :)

J .

21 September 2021

A truly incredible site, an amazing 8th century Buddhist temple Candi Sewu. Amazing to get up close to the stone, ruins and carvings. Hope more voyagers get to see this!

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