HomeBlogs Penataran Temple Penataran is the largest and most important Hindu temple complex in East
Java. It lies just 10 Kilometers north of Blitar on the lower slopes of
Mt. Kelud. It had said that this temple was dedicated to the Siva and
use for at least three hundred years, from the 12th to 15th centuries.
Most of the buildings, which can be seen today, however, were
constructed during Majapahit's golden century.
The layout of the
temple is similar to that found in the Balinese Pura today. A number of
small buildings are scattered within a sacred, walled enclosure, with
the largest and most important temple at the rear of the complex, Hindu
legends, among them the Ramayana epic, are carved in relief on the
temple walls and terrace foundations.
Penataran tourism is the
supporting tourism area near the Penataran Temple. In this area, we can
find swimming pools for adult and children, also water bike pool,
artificial lake and children playground.