Candi Mendut

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Jalan Raya Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia

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andrejav andrejav
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Candi Mendut Jun 09, 2013
Candi Mendut is one of the smaller temples in the Borobudur temple area. This temple is starting point of the Waisak festival procession and place where monks begin their prayer. Temple is well built on the nice platform and has variety of ornaments. You are allowed to enter the temple and inside you will find large Buddha statue and lots of offerings. You can sit on the side of the chamber and enjoy in the people procession and devotees bringing offerings. Surrounding area features very nice park edged with small stupas and few modern age Buddhist temples. Entrance is only 3000 so you can easily see this place without any hustle. You should see this place because it is on the way to Borobudur.
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janvier02 janvier02
3 reviews
Candi Mendut - The Aug 20, 2010
Candi Mendut is a buddhist temple, built in 824 A.D, is older than Borobudur Temple. It's 3km eastward from Borobudur Temple. Inside you'll see a sitting statue of Buddha, roughly 3m tall, flanked by two Bodhisattva (Avalokiteshvara left and Vajrapani right). This statue's style is unique, I never seen any statue like that. The external carvings on the temple are outstanding as well, they tell us about a beautiful woman named Roro Mendut and her love story..
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The sitting Buddha statue - Candi …
External carvings - Candi Mendut
External carvings - Candi Mendut
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YantiSoeparno YantiSoe…
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A Small Buddhist Temple Dec 26, 2008
Candi Mendut is less famous than Candi Borobudur. If you haven't heard about it, here is a little information that I took from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendut:

"Mendut is a ninth century Buddhist temple, located about three kilometres east from Borobudur. Mendut, Borobudur and Pawon, all of which are Buddhist temples, are located in one straight line. Mendut is the oldest among them. In 1836 it was discovered as a ruins covered with bushes. The restoration of this temple was started at 1897 and it was finished at 1925. Until now the top of the roof part is still unfinished yet, because some of its original stones are lost. The outer walls are adorned with bas-reliefs of Boddhisattvas. Originally the temple had two chambers, a small chamber in the front, and the large main chamber in the center. The inner wall of front chamber is adorned with bas-relief of Hariti surrounds by children, Atavaka on the other side, Kalpataru, also groups of devatas divinities flying in heaven. The main room housed three beautifully carved large stone statues. The three statues are the Buddhist main divinities revered in the temple which can explain the spiritual purpose of the establishment of this temple."

If you go to Candi Borobudur, you may also visit Candi Mendut. Cause you pass it when you go to Candi Borobudur. The temple is much much smaller than Borobudur. There is also less crowded. When you visit it, you can take rest under the big banyan tree, sit on the bench while you enjoying the temple from the distance. It is cool and relaxing after visiting shadeless Borobudur.

If you forget to buy souvenirs in Borobudur, there are some stalls that sell the same things in Borobudur.
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