Ijo Temple (Candi Ijo): Discover Your Golden Sunset


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Ijo Temple is located on a hill named Green Hill of which height is 410 meters above the sea level. Because of this height, you can enjoy the atmosphere and beautiful scenery about  natural view below such as terraces of agriculture land with its steep slope. Panorama of golden sunset also become a special magnet for travelers coming to visit ijo temple.

HISTORY

Ijo temple is one of the hindu temple relics of Madang Kingdom which was also part of the of matram kingdom on Java. It is thought by experts that Ijo temple probably built between the 10th century to 11th century.

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IJO TEMPLE DESCRIPTION

Ijo Temple is located on a hill named Green Hill of which height is 410 meters above the sea level. Because of this height, you can enjoy not only the temple but also the atmosphere about  natural view below such as terraces of agriculture land with its steep slope. Even though this is not a fertile area, but natural view around the temple is so beautiful to enjoy.

The temple consists of 17 building structures that are divided into 11 terraces. The first terrace functioning as the yard leading to the entrance is a terrace with staircase stretching from west to east. The building on the eleventh terrace is in the form of encircling wall, eight pole phallus, four buildings namely the main temple, and three ancillary temples. The placement of the building on each terrace is based on the level of its being sacred. The building on the highest terrace is the most sacred.

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Kind of painting are found since the entrance of this Hindu temple. Right on the entrance gate, there is giant with motif of double head and some of its attributes. Such motif and attributes found in Buddhist temples show that such temples are acculturation forms of Hindu and Buddha cultures. Some temples having such giant motif are Ngawen, Plaosan and Sari temple. You can find also a statue describing flying woman and man directing to certain side. Such description can have some meanings; first, as spells to expel evil spirit and second as symbol of unity between god Siva and goddess Umi. The unity is meant as the onset of universe creation.

Some of the works that keep mystery are two inscriptions located in the temple’s building on the ninth terrace. One of the inscriptions is coded by letter F with the writing Guywan or Bluyutan meaning place for meditation. Another inscription is made of stone as high as 14 cm and as thick as 9 cm containing magic spells that are predicted to be curses. The magic spells were written 16 times and parts of them read “Om Sarwwawinasa, Sarwwawinasa.” The two inscriptions may relate closely to certain occurrences in Java by that time.

GOLDEN SUNSET

Its location on the highest hill makes ijo temple as a very beautiful tourist attraction and must be included in the list of tours that must be visited when in jogja. From all directions, visitors can enjoy the yogyakarta natural scenery complete with gentle breeze.

Panorama of golden sunset also become a special magnet for travelers to come visit ijo temple. Just imagine, if you try to look towards the south, you will see a stretch of green valley that very fascinating. Meanwhile, if you look to the west, you will see a small expanse of urban live and adisucipto airport with its busy plane. But the most beautiful one that you can enjoy is amazing golden sunset on Ijo temple.

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WHERE IS  IJO TEMPLE?

Address : Groyokan, Sambirejo, Prambanan, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Village             : Groyokan, Sambirejo

Sub-district    : Prambanan

Regency          : Sleman

Province         : Yogyakarta

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, Ijo Temple entrance fee, parking, mineral water and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 1A ) and stop in Prambanan shelter, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ijo Temple.

Start From Giwangan Bus Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3A ) and stop in Airport shelter, then please take route ( 1A ) and stop in Prambanan shelter, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ijo Temple.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 1A ) and stop in Prambanan shelter, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Ijo Temple.

ANOTHER INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS

At 08.00 AM – 06.00 PM (Open Everyday)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Entrance Fee.

IDR 10.000/Person

PUBLIC FACILITIES

( Information Office ).

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR IJO TEMPLE:

  1. RATU BOKO TEMPLE
  2. RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE
  3. PLAOSAN TEMPLE
  4. HS SILVER INDUSTRY
  5. SAMBI SARI TEMPLE
  6. MATARAM LUWAK COFFEE INDUSTRY
  7. SEWU TEMPLE
  8. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

JOGJA HOTELS:

We also provide list of the best accomodation options for travelers. Please choose the list of Hotels below.

FIND ANOTHER ACCOMODATIONS IN JOGJA

Boutique Hotel – Resort – Villa – Bed & Breakfast – Hostel – Guesthouse – Homestay

IJO TEMPLE MAP:

BOOKING CONFIRMATION:

Anytime If you need transport to visit this place, you can contact me via Whatsapp (+62813 1880 6273)

Please send me your data via WhatsApp with this format for booking the tours:

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