A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, Prambanan (and Borobudur among other temples) are a testament to the many religious influences Java underwent throughout its history. As a result one can't help but wonder the effect of this on the people of Java. Upon closer examination it becomes clearer that Javanese traditions and cultures are indeed a result of a mix of between Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic influences. Exploring the Prambanan complex gives one a better understanding particularly of the Hindu influences surrounding present day Java. Apart from it being an architectural masterpiece there are many lessons in both anthropology and history to be learnt from a guided tour of the Prambanan temple, thus we have prepared this guided tour to give more context to your visit, rather than leaving Prambanan with only a visual impression.
There are many ways one could explore the temple complex of Prambanan and the nearby ruins of Ratu Boko's Palace. Whether you decide to do a quick stop over, or a guided tour or spend an entire day in the Prambanan area exploring the nearby villages and cottage industries, we have all the options available for you. We've put together this tour in partnership with a local resident and your host, Mr Suriyadi. A guide whom we have come to know closely, Mr Suriyadi and his team are the best people to show you Prambanan and the area.
You can customize your tour by selecting various options from the add-on section