Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

TWIN TEMPLE FESTIVAL (Festival Candi Kembar) September 1st-3rd, 2017 at Plaosan temple

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*) Photo source: Joglosemar, Dani Prima

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

AWESOME FESTIVAL
The event combined with local traditional music & dance show.
Involving local artist and dancer.

AWESOME ATMOSPHERE
You gonna see awesome nature of Plaosan heritage temple with rich in elements of the process and history.
The Plaosan temple surrounded by rice field.

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
It held one time in a year.
A must see event.

VERY CHEAP
The festival is not cheap.
But, it’s free.

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*) Photo source: asmarainjogja, Asmara Dewo

DESCRIPTION:

Festival Candi Kembar or Twin temple festival founded by Bugisan village artist and dancer community and supported by Central Java tourism board. It held on 2016 on the first festival and inaugurated by governor of Central Java, Mr Ganjar Pranowo. The first twin temple festival also a start moment of establishing of Bugisan hall of culture.

Twin temple festival is showing traditional music & dance show and performed by local dancer and artist. The music & dance show like karawitan, pring sedapur, gejuk lesung, angklung, wayang millenium, jemparingan, jathilan, serta srandul. The festival also perform music & dance show from other place such as Bali, Jakarta, Yogyakarta.

WHEN THE FESTIVAL BEGIN?

HELD ON:
1-3 September 2017

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
PLAOSAN temple.

DETAIL LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Bugisan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Prambanan
Regency (Kabupaten): Klaten
Province (Provinsi): Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE PLAOSAN TEMPLE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,600. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Airport halte (halte bandara), and then change bus to Prambanan halte. It’s free if you change the bus to Prambanan. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Airport(bandara) Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
then please take Route 3B – Stop in Airport Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

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OTHER INFO:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are so many local/simple/traditional cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

RESTROOM/TOILET:
There are some restroom and toilet.

*) Better you bring your own tissue

SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR plaosan temple:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Prambanan temple:

1. Ratu Boko temple + sunset.
2. Prambanan temple.
3. Abhayagiri restaurant + sunset view.
4. Sojiwan temple.
5. Bebek Bacem restaurant (fried sweetened duck).
6. Ijo temple.
7. Ramayana ballet performance (in the specific day only).

WATCH THE TWIN TEMPLE FESTIVAL FROM VIDEO:

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