Kalasan Temple Yogyakarta
One more recreation place I want to share for my beloved reader. It is Kalasan Temple Yogyakarta. Although it is probably not as grandeur and fame as Borobudur Temple, but this temple has its own history. Kalasan Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta. Kalasan Temple was built to dedicate Goddess Tara.
Kalasan Temple is located in sub-village of Kalibening, Tirtamani village, Sub-district of Kalasan, Sleman Regency, province of Yogyakarta. The location of Kalasan Temple is about 2 kilometers southern of Prambanan Temple. Kalasan Temple is precisely about 16 kilometers to the eastern of Yogyakarta. Kalasan temple is easy to be reached out because this temple is located next to the main road of Jogja – Solo.
Kalasan Temple has beautifully ornamented with finely carved relief and coated with “vajralepa”, a yellowish material made from the sap of a certain tree. The vajralepa functioned as an adhesive and as protection against moss and mildew, while at the same time it refined the carvings. This temple is 24 m high and its base built in the form of a Greek cross.