Prambanan tour for Bicycling in the Traditional Village
The main power of the Yogyakarta tour is heritage sites such as Prambanan tour and Borobudur sunrise tour. There are countless places with interesting myths and stories. All temples, ruins, and even city landmark own special stories to reveal. It is also wonderful to stay up all night in Yogyakarta just to see how histories have left artistic intelligence to its people. People are singing along the street. Some others gather in a gallery to share their inspirations for paintings. Even, some contemporary art like puppet shows are performed in many places around. However, the most admirable tour destinations are still the heritage sites. For a cultural tour, Borobudur and Prambanan are the two most popular sites that people should never miss.
We have seen many abandoned castles around Europe and other places. We also have seen romantic places with shabby look visited by tourists all over the world. In Indonesia, abandoned villages and castles are rarely found because this country has a quite different histories of civilization. That is why the heritage sites are more to temples and the ruins of the kingdom’s landmark.
Indonesia has abundant temples found in various regions. Temples were built for many purposes. The first important purpose of a temple is a place for religious activities. Both Hindu and Buddha worshipers build temples for doing rites and prayers. In addition, the ancient kingdom in Indonesia territory construct temples as a landmark for showing the royal kingdom glory and power. Another reason is for marking important events and celebrations. Even, temples could be built as a present for the neighbor empire. Even, a temple could be a dowry for a royal family marriage. Some temples also a symbol or monarch and away for a kingdom to keep their record into artistic stories through the temple’s reliefs. Many beautiful temples in Indonesia reveal the extraordinary intelligence of Indonesia’s ancestors. Borobudur is one glaring example of high-quality architecture and construction plan. Also, the temple has a distinctive beauty. The artistic stones, terrace, stupa, sculpture, and also relief telling the history of Indonesia prove that the temple plays important roles in telling the character of Indonesia in the past. Besides Borobudur, Prambanan is also one of the most enchanting temples to see. There are thousands of temples; from the giant temples to the smallest remaining of a tomb-stone. Prambanan is also a great site to visit due to its wonderful stories. Prambanan temple has a magnificent stone architecture, statues, and reliefs that tells the romantic stories of Ramayana. People will feel like wandering the ancient time as they walk around the temple.
Prambanan tour is not only amazing for its main temple visit but also for the dance performance. The heritage site complex covers a huge area of temples, gallery, stage, and outdoor stage. People can even take a tour of bicycling to stroll around the complex and village around Prambanan. Prambanan is a vast area with a majestic view of ancient temple dated back the ninth century. Located on the outskirt of Yogyakarta, the place is a stunning place to visit with the special ones. The complex is well-maintained. It is clean and so serene that people will love every minute they spend in the place.
Prambanan Temple Story
What is so interesting about Prambanan is the story behind. A legend says that the temple is a precious present of a king, Bandung Bondowoso who admires a princess, Rara Jonggrang. The King was so head over heels for the princess and wanted to marry her. However, the lady did not want to marry the king. Therefore, she asked him to create a thousand temple with its beautiful detail within one night. That is aimed at giving the king a hard time to fulfill the job. However, the king was not an ordinary man. He was able to talk with spirits and genies. He asked his genies friends to help him build the temples. Roro Jonggrang did not want the project to be completed before the dawn. Therefore, she asked many people in a village to start hitting some farming properties. The activities woke the roosters up. Many roosters start to crow. Genies were terribly scared since they believed that the day was over and it reached the dawn. Genies were not supposed to appear and work when the sun started to rise. Therefore, the temple making effort was failed. Bandung Bondowoso was so disappointed with Roro Jonggrang. He was so angry that he cursed the lady into a stone. The temple would reach one thousand if Roro Jonggrang did not cheat and sent the genies away. The stone sculpture of Roro Jonggrang then became the last part that completed the temple. That was the magical story behind the temple. People still believe this story though it is more like a folk story or even a fairy tale. No matter what happened, people can take Prambanan tour and see how the temple has terrific magic and of course beauty. Go to yogyakartaholidaypackage.com if you want to reveal the magic by yourself.