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Dawangsari Temple

Candi Dawangsari or Situs Dawangsari or Dawangsari temple or Dawangsari site is the ruins of a Buddhist monument in Kewu plain in Dawangsari Sub-village, Sambirejo Village, Prambanan District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. The site is located on a hill topography and adjacent to the Barong Temple complex.

The Dawangsari site is still mysterious but has a form resembling a stupa, so it is often referred to as the Dawangsari Stupa and has a characteristic of Buddhist temples. Based on that opinion, the site is also often called the Dawangsari stupa temple. The diameter is almost the same as the stupa at Borobudur Temple.

Dlium Dawangsari Temple

Complete mapping was first carried out on this site in 1986 and intensive research began in 1987 for site data collection, stone search and rock grouping. Research in 1988 for data collection on buried structures and excavations.

The results of excavation were the appearance of the upper structure of the building to the temple floor and the preparation of the basic rock section experiments on the east side. While between 1989 and 2000 there was a vacuum due to the archeological activities concentrating on the restoration of the Barong Temple.



Excavation activities were carried out again in 2001 and found the structure of other stupas and it is estimated that many other structures are still buried. Excavations in 2009 on the land around the Dawangsari Stupa to prepare for the removal of the road because the road hitched above the site and freed 1400 square meters of land owned by residents.



In 2014 a conclusion stated that the overall data had supported the determination of size, floor plan, the volume of stone that made up the structure of the stupa and the extent of damage. The data that has not been able to be revealed until now is the structure of the entrance stairs.

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