Tag Archives: A Journey Across Indonesia

A Journey Across Java – 2017

AfterĀ  a succesful journey last year, Heritage Destinations are repeating their ‘Journey Across Java’ this year with another small group of interested and interesting people. Beyond Bali, much of Indonesia is unknown to many Australians. But in many respects, Indonesia … Continue reading

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Sari Temple in Central Java

One of the many highlights of our recent ‘Journey Across Java’ was a visit to the Candi Sari temple near Prambanan. It is quite unusual for Javanese temples as it also provided accomodation for the Buddhist monks and served as … Continue reading

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Kertanegara – A demonic King?

A Javanese chronicle relates that King Kertanegara was buried at Singhasari in East Java in 1295, three years after his death, and deified as a Shiva-Buddha. His temple tower is divided into two parts, the lower one Sivaitic or Hindu, … Continue reading

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Candi Sewu (The 999 temples of Princess Loro Jonggrang?)

Many people visit the magnificent ninth century Hindu Temples of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu at the temple complex of Prambanan outside Yogyakarta in Central Java. But not everybody visits the eight century Buddhist temple known as Candi Sewu which is … Continue reading

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A Little Flight Reading

Archipelago: A Journey Across Indonesia Ian Burnet, Rosenberg Press, $39.95 An article from ‘The Australian’ – January 16, Travel Section – Graham Erbacher Is your body back at work but head and heart still on holidays? Time for a good … Continue reading

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