No need to travel all the way to Central Java, temple tours are also available in Karawang
Central Java is an area that is synonymous with historical cultural tourism such as temples. In central Java, there is tourism candy Famous temples such as Borobudur Temple, Mendut Temple, and Pawon Temple, while Prambanan Temple is located in Yogyakarta.
However, for those of you who live in Greater Jakarta, a visit to the temple does not require going to Central Java. In Karawang Regency, West Java, there is also a temple tour called Batujaya Temple.
The Batujaya Temple complex is also very large, with an area of about 5 square kilometers.
There are 46 temple sites in Batujaya Temple, but not all of them can be restored to become tourist sites. Temples that are still beautiful because they have been successfully restored include Soul Temple, Blandongan Temple, Serut Temple to Sumur Temple.
The Temple of the Soul stands strong, with a 1.5-meter-wide waterfall that surrounds the entire building. Candi Jiwa Park is believed to be a place of worship.
Brick in Batujaya Temple Museum (Photo: CNN Indonesia/Agung Rahmadsyah)
Then there is the Blandongan Temple which has an interesting shape of 25 × 25 square meters. There is a big stupa in Candi Blandongan which is covered with stucco cement, which is hundreds of years old.
A unique feature of Batujaya Temple is that every temple building there faces the same direction, which is 50 degrees to the north. However, there are still some interesting temples in the Batujaya Temple complex, which you can explore on your own when you get there.
In addition, excavation work is being carried out by the Batujaya Research Center from the University of Indonesia to find other temples. The task of exploring the entire Batujaya Temple was a bit difficult, because there were places in the rice fields that needed to be excavated.