Sukuh Temple in Karanganyar: The History and Entrance Ticket Prices
Are you planning to visit Sukuh Temple? Check out the following information!
8 Aug 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
Sukuh Temple / @pratamaays05
Sukuh Temple / @pratamaays05

A visit to Karanganyar is incomplete if you only enjoy the natural scenery. In Karanganyar, there is one Hindu temple complex that you can visit, i.e., Sukuh Temple in Ngargoyoso. Here you can see how majestic the temple complex is, which is still standing.

Are you planning to visit Sukuh Temple? Check out the following information!

Location

History

Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen
Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen

Sukuh Temple was founded in the 15th century AD during the reign of the Queen of Majapahit named Suhita, who served from 1429-1446 and was referred to as 'The Last Temple.'

The name for this temple is because it is the last temple relic of the Hindus during the Majapahit era. Establishing a temple is intended for healing, warding off or releasing negative forces that can affect one's life. From the conjecture itself, it can be seen in the reliefs that contain the stories of the healing found in the temple.

Sukuh Temple was first discovered in 1815 by Johnson, a Resident of Surakarta. At the beginning of finding it, Johnson only did research to collect data to write the book The History Of Java conducted by Thomas Stamford Raffles.

Attractiveness

Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen
Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen
Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen
Sukuh Temple / @antarin_indonesie_reizen

Sukuh Temple has a trapezoidal shape like a Mayan temple. Here you can see the various reliefs that are engraved on this temple. Although some buildings are only in ruins, it still doesn't take away the beauty of this Sukuh Temple. This temple area has a very cool and beautiful atmosphere surrounded by shady trees. You can take pictures in the Sukuh Temple area with the background of the main building and the temple statue garden.

Entrance Ticket Prices and Opening Hours

The entrance ticket to Sukuh Temple is IDR 3,000 per person. With this very affordable price, you can get natural and historical tourism about Indonesian civilization in the past. The Sukuh Temple tourist attraction is open daily from 09.00-17.00.

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