Prambanan temple is a largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, it is a temple complex consist of 3 main parts which are named according Hindu Gods namely Shiva, Brahma and Vhisnu and other part consisting of hundred of smaller temple. Until now it is can not be ascertained when the temple was build and whose command, but strongly alleged that Prambanan temple was build around mid 9th century by the king of Wangsa Sanjaya, the King Balitung Maha Sambu. The allegations are based on the contents of the Syiwagrha Inscription found around Prambanan and presently preserved at the National Museum in Jakarta. The inscription dates to 778 Saka (856 AD) was written during the reign of Rakai Pikatan.
Prambanan temple is located in Prambanan Park, approximately 17 km to the east of Yogyakarta, precisely in Prambanan Village, Bokoharjo Subdistrict. Its location is only about 100m from Yogya-Solo highway, so it is not difficult to find it.
Ratu Boko is an archaeological site of a complex of buildings located approximately 3 km south of Prambanan Temple complex, about 18 km east of Yogyakarta city of Indonesia. The Ratu Baka sites is situated on a hill at an altitude of 196 meters above sea level. The total area of the complex is about 25 ha. This site displays attributes as a place of activity or a residential site, but the exact function is not known clearly until now.
Ratu Boko is estimated have been used by people in the 8th century during the reign of Rakai Panangkaran king of Medang kingdom or Mataram Hindu of the House of Sailendra. From the pattern of the remaining buildings laying, allegedly this site was former king’s palace. This opinion is based on the fact that this complex is not a temple or a building with a religious purpose, but a fortified palace with evidence of the remains of fortified walls and dry trenches as a defense structure. The Remnants of settlements are also found around the site. This site is nominated to UNESCO to become a World Heritage Site since 1995.
The name “Ratu Baka” comes from the legend of the local community. Ratu Baka (Javanese, literal meaning: “King of Stork”) is the father of Roro Jonggrang, which is also the name of the main temple at Prambanan Temple complex. This building complex is associated with local folklore about the story of Roro Jonggrang.
12:00am We will pick up you at the airport , hotel or any other place in Yogyakarta and directly driving to Prambanan temple complex, it takes around 40-50 minutes.
01:00pm After completing the admission entrance fee, we will get inside the temple complex, at the main complex, you will find three Hindu temple, each named Shiva, Vhisnu and Brahma. You will have enough time to enjoy the splendor of Prambanan temple and take pictures.
03:00pm We will leave Prambanan temple and drive to Ratu Boko site complex, it takes around 20-30 minutes.
03:30pm Next we will get into the site complex, you can take around the complex before sunset at around 05:00 upto 05:30pm.
06:00pm Finish enjoying the sunset of Ratu Boko, we will have coffee break at a restaurant nearby Ratu Boko site.
07:00pm Back to hotel in Yogyakarta and tour ends.
|Number||Price per pax|
|Min/Max pax||2/10 persons|
|Tour duration||6 hours tour|
|Departure schedule||Daily Tour|
|Package type||Private Tour|
|Departure time||Within 12am - 01pm|
|Starting place||Any place in Yogyakarta|
|Ending place||Any place in Yogyakarta|