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Prambanan Temple

Prambanan Temple or Roro Jonggrang Temple is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator "Brahma", the Preserver "Vishnu" and the Destroyer "Shiva". The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometers northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces. This Hindu temple compound, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu architecture, and by the towering 47-meter-high central building inside a large complex of individual temples. Prambanan attracts many visitors from around the world. The abandonment of Prambanan Temple is probably because, in the 930s the court was shifted to East Java by Mpu Sindok, who established the Isyana Dynasty the shifting of the court is probably due to an eruption of Mount Merapi volcano, located north of Prambanan in central Java, or maybe a power struggle caused the shift. That marked the beginning of the decline of the temple. It was soon abandoned and began to deteriorate.
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