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Photo of the week #16 Prambanan, Indonesia


Prambanan is a collection of massive Hindu temples (candi) built by the Mataram Kingdom, rulers of central Java and defeaters of the Sailendra Dynasty. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a masterpiece of the Hindu culture in the 10th century. 

Prambanan temple has three main temples in the primary yard, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva temples. Those three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. 

In the wake of the May 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake, some parts of Prambanan sustained significant damage.

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