Gedongsongo Temple

Gedongsongo is complex of Hindus temple heritage, which located on the slope of Mount Ungaran. It is about 1200 meters above sea level and lies in the area of Candi village, Ambarawa district, Central Java. This Hindus temple complex is a recreation park with a nice view, fresh air, and lovely scenery.

All of the temples are made from andesite stone. There are 7 temples in first enshrinement complex and called Gedong Pitoe. Gedongsongo temple was discovered by Standford Raffles, there were only 7 temples only in that area. They were another 2 temples were discovered again in Gedongsongo area at the end.

The Nine temples of Gedongsongo complex, there was only one temple, which located in the state of maintained, while other temples in disrepair. The 5 temples are called Gedong I through V that has been renovated by the Archaeological Institute of Netherlands. Gedong I and II were renovated in 1928-1931 and Gedong III, IV, V were rebuilt in the year of 1977-1983.

There was no official statement when Gedongsongo temple was built but given the temple style that was built approximately in the early 9th century. The structure and style of Gedongsongo temple are very similar to Arjuna temple complex of Dieng Plateau, Central Java.