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Candi Plaosan

A few kilometres from Prambanan stands another remarkable, large complex of Buddhist temples known as Candi Plaosan. The main group (Plaosan Lor) has a pair of large, identical two-storey sanctuaries, with a false third storey above. Unusually, rectangular windows illuminate the three internal rooms, in each of which a pair of large Bodhisattva images flank a platform where a bronze Buddha is believed to have been located. This pair of temples is surrounded by 58 chapels and 116 stupas arranged in three rows now mainly a jumble of stones although further restoration is currently under way.
Dwarapala, temple guardian
Dwarapala, temple guardian
Candi at Plaosan Lor
Candi at Plaosan Lor
Remains of stupas and sancturies
Remains of stupas and sancturies
Candi detail, Plaosan Lor
Candi detail, Plaosan Lor
Bodhisattva images, Plaosan
Bodhisattva images, Plaosan
Bodhisattva image, Plaosan
Bodhisattva image, Plaosan
Candi detail, Plaosan Lor
Candi detail, Plaosan Lor
Candi at Plaosan Lor
Candi at Plaosan Lor