Sunday, June 22, 2014

Flashback: A Photo Journey of Prambanan (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

Each peak is dedicated to a different Hindu God. You can walk inside them, and sometimes up. The steps were extremely tall - and there were quite a few people stuffed inside. During one section we had to wear hard hats due to falling rocks.

We made a little dear friend :)

Ramayana Ballet Prambanan is a visualization of Kakawin Ramayana, Javanese version of Ramayana story, performed near the Prambanan temple, Indonesia.[1] The Ramayana Ballet at the Prambanan isn't like the Western ballet performance, It's more like the Wayang wong.
The movements are very specific and delicate.  The woman did a lot of dancing with the long scarf between her legs. She'd sort of flip it out while walking forwards and backwards.
They all wore beautiful intricate costumes. 
I loved this little fruit jelly craziness. I still have no idea what it was exactly.
Prambanan by night