Mendut Temple is one of the historical attractions that are popular with both foreign and local tourists. If you are in the city of Magelang, Central Java, do not miss these attractions. The historical attractions of this temple are never empty and are always crowded by visitors, on normal days or during the holiday season. To get into it, a tariff of Rp 5,000 per person is charged.
The historical tourism object of Mendut Temple is located in Mendut Village, Mungkid District, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province. The location of this historical tourism object is not far from the very famous temple tour, the Borobudur Temple which is only 3 km away. Besides being close to Borobudur Temple it is also close to Pawon Temple which is only 1.5 km to the north.
The Mendut building has a much smaller size compared to the Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temples, even smaller than Sewu Temple. This temple has a rectangular shape with multilevel roof complete with small stupas. In addition there are reliefs that have distinctive features such as Hariti and Kuwera reliefs carved into the walls of the temple.
One of the tourist attractions in Yogyakarta with a historical theme is almost always visited by tourists every day. Not without reason, this attraction has its own attraction for visitors. In addition to the hospitality of the locals against foreign and local tourists as well as the beauty of the historical heritage of this temple is second to none.
You will be welcomed by some reliefs carved beautifully on the walls of the temple such as birds, turtles, brahmins, manyar birds and crabs. The relief is not a children’s fairy tale but rather tells the story of Jataka giving a moral message to the visitors. You will find this sight when you are in the courtyard and foot of the temple, one of the historical attractions located near Jogja.
The fragrant scent of flowers and the aroma of incense will accompany your steps as you enter the temple booth. There are several statues which have a height of about 3 meters which are illuminated by yellowish light. These statues, among others, are named Dyani Buddha Cakyamuni statue which sits sitting and feet angled with a dharna wheel rotated in his hand. Statue of Bodhisattva Vajpani, and statue of Avalokitesvara.
This temple every night starting at 19:20 WIB always held a ritual called the chanting ritual. Chanting ritual is a meditation activity by listening to songs accompanied by music. To follow the ritual does not have to be Buddhist, so anyone and any religion can follow the ritual.
tourist attractions in Jogja with a historical theme besides Borobudur Temple also this temple which every year has always been a place to commemorate the peak of Vesak Day. Thousands of Buddhists and hundreds of monks from all corners of the country to neighboring countries gathered at the Mendut court to attend the entire Pradaksina procession.
Mendut is very interesting to visit. You who are interested can directly visit this tour with friends or family. Of course, a lot of learning and moral values conveyed through reliefs carved into the walls of the temple. Because the reliefs in Mendut Temple are not only decoration but also have a philosophical meaning.