hireadriver.id – Plaosan Temple, also known as Candi Plaosan, is a Buddhist temple complex located in the Klaten district, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built during the 9th century AD, under the reign of the Sanjaya dynasty, and is believed to have been constructed by Rakai Pikatan, a Javanese king.
The temple complex consists of two main temples, Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul, which are separated by a road. The temples are surrounded by a large rectangular courtyard, which is enclosed by a wall. The temples themselves are made of reddish-brown brick, and feature intricate carvings and reliefs.
Plaosan Temple is unique in that it combines both Buddhist and Hindu elements. The temple is dedicated to Tara, a Buddhist goddess, and also features Hindu deities such as Ganesha and Shiva. The temple’s architecture and carvings also display a mix of Javanese and Indian influences.
Plaosan Temple is considered to be an important example of ancient Javanese temple architecture and art, and is a popular tourist attraction in the region. The temple was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, along with other ancient temples in the region such as Borobudur and Prambanan.