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Ruins of the minor shrines surrounding the main temples in Prambanan.­ This looks like a giant puzzle, with many pieces missing as those ruins were used for centuries as a source of construction stones by the surrounding villages.­ There is no plan to reconstruct or restore any of those small shrines.­

Photo taken at Prambanan, a 9th century Hindu temple complex located near Yogyakarta on Java Island (Indonesia).­

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September 6, 2011
Jalan Raya Yogya - Solo, Prambanan, Indonesia
Prambanan 13 photos

Photos of Prambanan, reconstructed ruins of a 9th century Hindu temple complex located near Yogyakarta on Java Island (Indonesia).­

The temples that can be seen today at the site are structures reconstructed in 1920-1930 with mostly new stones, since the original ruins was looted centuries ago and used as a source of construction stone by the surrounding villages.­ Restoration and reconstruction efforts are still going on.­

For more information about Prambanan, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Prambanan

Jogja (Indonesia) 102 photos

Photos taken in Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja (Indonesia)

Most public transportation in the center of the city is done with cycle rickshaws and horse carriages.­ Locals seem to be very attached to those traditional (and environment friendly) modes of transportation.­

Private transportation is mostly by motorcycle, like in the rest of Indonesia.­ There is no legal limit to the number of passengers per motorbike, but you rarely see more than 5 people on a bike.­

Jogja was the starting point of my 2-month motorcycle trip around Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores Islands).­ This is here that I rented a motorcycle (a Honda Supra 125cc semi-auto for $65 a month).­ But before hitting the road, I spent a week in Jogja, a lively city that has a very unique atmosphere and a lot of traditions.­

For more information about this city, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yogyakarta

Indonesia 266 photos

Photos taken in Indonesia.­

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