This website contains background information
about Javanese temples (or candi, in
Javanese) compiled from notes I have taken in
preparation of, and during visits to a number of these temples.
Because many of the bibliographical sources consulted are not popularly available,
and in the absence of a detailed guidebook covering these sites, I
present this information here so that it may be of use to other
travellers or people interested in Javanese history.
There are at least 100 temple sites on Java,
and new sites continue to be excavated through to this day. At present,
this site gives information on about 40 of these selected based on
historical and stylistic interest or significance. Links to these
sites, pictures and site-specific maps can be accessed through the
Central and East Java <sites> pages. The Maps page contains
links to area maps.
Further reading: background
This website is named after the Javanese
alphabet [sample][about]. The logo is a palm-leaf book called <kropak> in
Javanese. The name and the logo express my love for Java and books,
of which the content of this site is one result.
Latest updates and
Tay Kak Si Temple in Semarang [link]
Updates to Candi Sukuh with extensive pictures [link]
Pictures and narrated Sudamala relief series added to Candi
Updates to Candi Gebang [link]
Selected pictures of Candi Jalatunda [link]
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written and designed by Masya