If you visit Yogyakarta, historical tours, especially visiting temples, can be an option. You might have heard Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko temples often. Indeed, there are still many temples that have not been exposed even though they have tourism potential which is also quite interesting, Ijo Temple (Candi Ijo – ID) is one of them.
Ijo Temple is called because the temple which was built around the 9th century was built on a hill known as Bukit Hijau or Gumuk Ijo. The mention of the name Ijo village was first mentioned in the Poh Inscription dating from 906 AD. The inscription was written about a ceremony attendant from the village of Wuang Hijau. If so, Ijo’s name is at least 1100 years old until 2006.
The Ijo temple complex is a temple complex with terraces that are rising to the rear, namely the east side with the rear as the center of the temple. The first terrace is a terraced terrace stretching from west to east. While the building on the top terrace is in the form of a perimeter fence and eight lingga stakes. On this last terrace the main temple also stands complete with three ancillary temples. In the main temple there is a room with Yoni Lingga which symbolizes Lord Shiva which merges with Dewi Parwati. While inside perwara temples, visitors can see the temple statue which is said to be the vehicle of Lord Shiva and the stone table or called padmasana.
Various forms of art can also be found in the Ijo Temple complex. One of them is carving when makara with double head motifs and several attributes.
Located at an altitude of 375 meters above sea level, Candi Ijo is the highest located temple in Yogyakarta. From this place, there is already a panoramic view of the hills.
It’s just that, to enjoy all the holiday sensations offered by Ijo Temple, extra energy is needed to reach the temple which is admittedly admitted to Groyokan Hamlet, Sambirejo Village, Prambanan District, Sleman.
The easiest access to the Candi Ijo Complex for backpacker tourists in the city of Yogya is through Jalan Solo to the Prambanan Market which is opposite the Prambanan Temple Complex.
Arriving at the market, tourists stay towards the southeast for about 7 km to meet a small signpost towards Ijo Temple and Nawung Tourism Village on the left side of the road. Tourists just follow the direction until the entrance gate of Sambisari Village, which marks the ascending road until it reaches Ijo Temple. To reach the temple, it takes about 1.5 hours of travel using a private vehicle, car or motorcycle.
And if it is still difficult to go to Ijo temple, you can call Timang Tour. Our team is ready to help you