00: Sunset at Prambanan Temple
17.00: Sunset at Prambanan Temple
As Indonesia’s biggest Hindu temple complex, this temple is a significant cultural destination not to be missed. Tourists can explore the massive temple compound and learn the ancient history of the nation, way before the country even came to be. Beyond the mighty and mysteriously grand construction, the temple bears with it some intriguing stories and legends you can learn from hired local tour guides (explicitly ask for one that can tell you stories and explain hidden symbols).
Stay for the magnificent, awe-inspiring sunset that will turn the ornate grandness into a monumental silhouette as the sky bursts with splendid sunset shades of pinks and golds. There’s also a regular Ramayana Ballet show, a cultural performance based on one of Hinduism’s most prominent epics of Rama and Shinta. Be sure to check the schedule to find out whether the show is scheduled for the day of your visit.