Friday, May 18, 2012

Sewu Temple - Indonesia

Since i activated my postcrossing option of accepting request for private swaps from other postcrossers, i've received a few requests for trading. The last request came from Indonesia. Dwik sent me this card showing the Sewu Temple, located 800 meters north of Prambanan in Central Java. Candi Sewu is actually the second largest Buddhist Temple in Central Java after Borobudur.

Barong TM Postcards © Pitoyo S.
The Sewu temple was likely built somewhere during the 8th century. The fact that this temple was built near the Prambanan temple, which is a Hindu Temple, indicated that the Hindus and Buddhist lived in harmony during this time.
 The grand scale of this temple complex suggests that Candi Sewu was a Royal Buddhist Temple and one of the most important religious centers in ancient Java. - in:

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