I have always had this attachment towards ancient temples and ruins. There is just something so charming, otherworldly and endearing about them. I cannot explain the appeal of ancient structures. Perhaps it is the knowledge that generations of people have made these temples their homes […]
Tag: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Finally seeing Prambanan was like a rollercoaster ride for me. For lack of a better description, I felt giddy. I felt like a teenager who was looking at a boy she really liked and secretly wished to be with. Yes, it is kind of embarrassing but that was how it made me feel. I had knots in my stomach and I was just in awe. I have simply fallen in love with this place. And like a forlorn lover who cannot and wish not to be parted with her mate, I will keep coming back to this place.
For those who are not very familiar with the temple grounds, Prambanan is located in Yogyakarta, once Indonesia’s capital city. The complex consists of 240 temples which illustrate the epic tale of Ramayana. The temple grounds were built in the 10th century and are dedicated to the three Hindu gods; Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, as well as the animals who served them.