Yogyakarta is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia and for that it has earned a prime spot in the world of international tourism. Tourists, cultural enthusiasts, Buddhist pilgrims, photographers, vacationers, expats and the mere curious from several countries in the world come to Yogyakarta to check out its many historic sites and heritage buildings. One of its many attractions is Candi Kalasan.
Candi Kalasan, also referred to as Candi Kalibening or Tara Temple, is an ancient Buddhist temple believed to have been built in the 8th Century. You may reach the village of Kalibening in Kalasan by driving along Solo Street going to Surakarta and the Prambanan temple, about 13 km east of Yogyakarta proper. Below are some bits of information about this mesmerizing temple, reasons for you to visit this candi when in Yogyakarta. [Read more…]