CANDI SUKUH

CANDI SUKUH

 

Berdiri pada zaman Kerajaan Majapahit yang agung, candi misterius ini sangat berbeda pada jenis dan bangunan dari kebanyakn candi-candi  yang ada di Jawa. Berlokasi di sebelah barat lereng Gunung Lawu, sekitar 910 meter dari ketinggian laut, bangunan utamanya mengingatkan pada piramid Maya di Meksiko. Halamannya dipenuhi dengan relief-relief dan patung-patung, beberapa diataranya menceritakan cerita wayang dan symbol-simbol ajaran spiritual. Candi ini ditempuh kurang dari satu jam perjalanan dari Solo, melewati perkebunan teh yang harum dan hamparan sawah-sawah. Candi Sukuh sering disebut sebagai candi erotis Indonesia.

 

SUKUH TEMPLE

Built during the twilight years of the glorious Majapahit Kingdom, this strange, mysterious temple is utterly different in mood and in architecture from the temple elsewhere in Java. Located on the western slope of Mount Lawu, 910 meters above sea level, the main building is reminiscent of the Mayan pyramids of Mexico. The courtyard is full of relief and statues, Many of which relate to wayang stories and offer symbolic teachings of the way to spiritual liberation. Less than an hours drive from Solo trough sweet-smelling tea plantations and terraced rice fields, the Sukuh Temple is often referred to as Indonesia’s erotic temple.

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