Sukuh Temple (Candi Sukuh): Java Erotic Temple


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Sukuh Temple is the only erotic temple in Java and the last hidu temple that has strange and unique statues including Yoni and Lingga which are dedicated to the goddess of fertility which displays human reproductive organs in their real form.

SUKUH TEMPLE DESCRIPTION

In the mid-fifteenth century, Majapahit Kingdom began to decline, with the entry of Islam that led to the decline of Hindus in Java. But at that time the king of Majapahit buit Sukuh Temple at the foot of Mount Lawu at an altitude of approximately 1,186 meters above sea level. in dukubejo village, ngargoyoso district, karanganyar regency, central java and around  20 kilometers from karanganyar city and 36 kilometers from Surakarta. This temple is considered as a sacred place to worship to ancestral spirits and as a symbol of fertility.

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The shape of this temple In contrast to most other Hindu temples in Indonesia becouse is not facing to the east, but facing to the west, at first glance looks like Maya tribe in Mexico or inca in peru. This temple is also quite controversial because of the objects of lingga and yoni which symbolize sexuality of male and female genitals.

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The resident of Surakarta named Johnson was first found the temple in 1815 in a very poor condition during the period of Raffles government. The first study in 1842 had done under the leadership of Dr. Van de Vlis, Hoepermans and was studied by Verbeek in 1889, and finally by Knebel in 1910. _In 1917 there had been an effort to secure and rescue by the office of prehistoric sites of the Netherlands East Indian Government. Then in 1989 the restoration was resumed by the Restoration and Maintenance of Prehistoric and Historic Project in Central Java. The view surrounding the temple is alluring. The road to this temple with impressive grandeur is surfaced all the way. The structure and the mood of Lawu Temple are different from other temples in Java, it is built like a Maya stepped pyramid.

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WHERE IS SUKUH TEMPLE?

Address: Sukuh, Ngargoyoso, Karang Anyar, Central Java, Indonesia.

Village             : Sukuh, Berjo

Sub-district    : Ngargoyoso

Regency          : Karang Anyar

Province          : Central Java ( Jawa Tengah )

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, Sukuh 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 Giwangan Bus Station: You can directly take a bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Tawangmangu and stop at pertigaan Cetho temple, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sukuh Temple.

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3B ) and stop in giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Tawangmangu and stop at pertigaan Cetho temple, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sukuh Temple.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 2A ) and stop in Tungkak shelter, then please take route ( 4A ) to Giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Surakarta city and stop at Surakarta bus station, then please take a public bus to Tawangmangu and stop at pertigaan Cetho temple, then please take motorcycle ( ojek ) to Sukuh Temple.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS

At 08.00 AM – 03.30 PM (Everyday)

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Ticket

Rp10.000/person

FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  SUKUH TEMPLE:

  1. CETHO TEMPLE
  2. TEA PLANTATION
  3. GROJOGAN SEWU WATERFALL
  4. TRIWINDU ANTIC MARKET
  5. SANGIRAN MUSEUM
  6. MANGKUNEGARAN SURAKARTA
  7. PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

JOGJA HOTELS:

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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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