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Candi & Pura (Temples) in Indonesia

March 22, 2012 Communities and Cultures Travel & Living Abroad Travel Advice 0

Buddhism and Hinduism have had long histories in Indonesia.  In Bahasa Indonesia, “candi” refers to ancient Hindu and/or Buddhist temples. The term can also be applied to non-religious structures dated from the same historical periods. “Pura” is the term used for a Balinese Hindu temple.

 

>>> Here is a sample of famous candi in Java:

 

>>> Some famous pura in Bali: