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Prambanan temple

Becaks, Sultans and Temples

April 4th 2015
I have visited Bali several times since 1998, however this was to be my first visit to what I had started to think of as the "real" Indonesia. With 255 million people and 88% of the population Muslim, it has the largest Muslim population in the world. Yet although it has been an Islamic country for the last 500 years, it also has a strong history of both Hinduism and Buddhism, making it a fascinat ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta

Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
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6th April 2015

More than Bali
How lucky you Aussies to have exotic Indonesia, with its mix of religions, so close! Your visits to the palace and Prambanan sound wonderful--I'd never heard of the latter, only of Borobudur, so how great to learn of yet another magical spot there. A friend, a pool and happy hour--a perfect ending!
6th April 2015

Well there has to be some benefits in living at the bottom of the world, although that said it was still over 7 hours to fly to Jakarta...you just do what you gotta do when you have the travel bug. Prambanan was incredible and like you I hadn't heard of it before. It was definitely worth the visit though.

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