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To enjoy the long holidays in Indonesia, many people plan to visit tourism destinations, both natural and cultural. East Java Province offers a lot of tourism spots. One of the cultural tourism destinations that you can visit there is Singosari Temple.


Singosari Temple is located in Candirenggo Village, Singosari District, Malang Regency, East Java Province. The distance between Singosari Temple and Malang City is approximately 9 km. Singosari Temple is also called ‘Cungkup Temple’ or ‘Menara Temple’. From its name, it can be known that this temple was the tallest one of its time, at least when compared to the temples around it. However, currently, only Singosari Temple remains, while the other temples have disappeared. Singosari Temple is a Hindu-Buddhist temple, a historical heritage from the Singasari Kingdom. This temple is situated in a valley between the Tengger mountains and Mount Arjuno at an altitude of 512 meters above sea level. This place offers an interesting and educational historical tourism experience.


According to historical records, Singosari Temple was built as a tribute to the late King Kartanegara around 1292, who was the ancestor of the Majapahit kings. There are two temples in East Java that were built to honor King Kartanegara, namely Jawi Temple and Singasari Temple. Like Jawi Temple, Singosari Temple is a Shiva Temple, as can be seen from several Shiva statues in the temple yard. Visiting the temple, we can learn the meaning of the development goals and admire the work of Indonesian  ancestors. Singosari Temple is open every day from 07.00 am to 5.00 pm local time. The facilities provided at this place are quite complete, such as parking lots, public toilets, prayer room, gazebo and food stalls. There is no charge to enter the Singosari Temple area. The beauty and authenticity of this temple is still well maintained so that it is very good for children to learn about historical heritage.

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