The History and Beauty of Merak Temple in Klaten

Let's delve into the complete information below to learn more about the history and charm of the Merak Temple!
22 Feb 2023 ·By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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Merak Temple in Klaten — Indonesia boasts of its rich cultural diversity and a vast historical past, which is being preserved by both the community and the government. From statues and inscriptions to temples, there are various traces of historical heritage that one can find in the country.

While Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple are the largest and most popular temple buildings in Indonesia, there are thousands of other temples scattered across various regions of the country. Among these temples is the Merak Temple in Klaten, which is worth exploring to know more about its history and charm. Read on for complete information!




The following are some of the facilities that you can find at the Merak Temple:

  • Parking area
  • Toilet
  • Information Center


Merak Temple / @life_of_hasti
Merak Temple / @life_of_hasti

The Merak Temple, believed to have been established during the 8th to 9th centuries, is a heritage site of the Ancient Mataram Kingdom. The main temple area of Merak measures 8.38x8.38 meters and is surrounded by stairs adorned with kalamakara designs. Its unique shape is a sight to behold.

The temple houses several statues, including the renowned Durga Mahisasuramardhini Statue. The Merak Temple was rediscovered in 1925 and underwent various restoration phases in 2007, 2010, and 2011 when its roof was reconstructed. To learn more about the history and allure of Merak Temple, read on!


Merak Temple / @life_of_hasti
Merak Temple / @life_of_hasti

The Merak Temple, located in a residential area, has become a popular tourist destination in Klaten. Despite its small size, the temple's beauty attracts many visitors and historical enthusiasts who come to admire its unique architecture. The Merak Temple continues to be a special attraction that draws tourists to its premises.

Entrance Ticket and Opening Hours

Visitors can enter the Merak Temple area free of charge, but it is important to maintain cleanliness and not damage any property within the temple complex. The temple is open for tours from Monday to Friday, between 09:00-16:00. Although it is closed on weekends, you can still appreciate the view of the temple from outside the fence.

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