Gedongsongo Temple

Gedongsongo is a complex of Hindus temple heritage, which is 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. The complex of Gedongsongo temple is a recreation park with a nice view, fresh air, and lovely scenery.

The temple's material is made from andesite stone. There are 7 temples in the 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 that were discovered again in the Gedongsongo area at the end.

In The Nine temples of Gedongsongo complex, there was only one temple, which was located in a 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 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 of the Gedongsongo temple is very similar to the Arjuna temple complex of Dieng Plateau, Central Java province.