History of Gedong Songo Temple

Gedong Songo Temple is located on the slopes of Mount Ungaran with an altitude of 1200 masl.
26 Jul 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Gedong Songo Temple / @nuring.captures
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Gedong Songo Temple is located in the Mount Ungaran area, which is very suitable to visit in the morning when the weather is still cool and cold.

Are you planning to travel and trace the history of this Hindu temple in Indonesia? Check out the full explanation here!



Gedong Songo Temple is on Mount Ungaran at an altitude of 1200 masl. This temple is a relic of the Syailendra dynasty in the 9th century, more precisely, 972 AD. This temple is included in the heritage of Ancient Mataram.

Gedong Songo Temple comes from the Javanese language, namely the word "Gedong," which means building, and "Songo," which means nine. So, the name "Gedong Songo" means the nine buildings according to the number he found.


Here are the facilities that you can find at Gedong Songo Temple:

  • Green open space
  • Parking area
  • Mosque
  • Information Center
  • Photo Spot


Temple Area / @ega_rijal
Temple Area / @ega_rijal

Gold and Silver Found in the Temple Area

In the Gedong Empat Temple building, gold and silver were also found from the relics of the Ancient Mataram Kingdom, which the temple manager currently stores.

Located in the Highlands

Gedong Songo Temple is one of the temples in Indonesia located on the slopes of a mountain. This makes the atmosphere in the temple complex area very calm and beautiful.

Bio Energy Source

Gedong Songo Temple is believed to have enormous bio-energy resources, even beating the mountains of Tibet. This is evidenced by the existence of the temple in a mountainous area.

Entrance Ticket Prices and Opening Hours

The entrance ticket to Gedong Songo Temple is IDR 6,000/per person. Meanwhile, the opening hours of the Gedong Songo Temple tourist spot start at 09.0-16.00 daily. Are you interested in a historical tour of Gedong Songo Temple?

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