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Plaosan Kidul temple

Candi Plaosan Kidul or Plaosan Kidul temple or South Plaosan temple is a Buddhist temple complex in Kewu plain in Bugisan Village, Prambanan District, Klaten Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia.

The monument was built by King Rakai Pikatan and Queen Sri Kahulunan who ruled Medang Kingdom in the 9th century. The complex is not far south of Plaosan Lor temple and may have different functions but complement each other.

Dlium Plaosan Kidul temple

The Plaosan Kidul temple is smaller in size than Plaosan Lor temple and it is not yet known whether it has a main temple. The complex has several minor structures in the form of temples and stupas in ruins, but some of the ancillary temples have been restored.

Research and excavation in the Plaosan Kidul complex is still ongoing until this article was written. Both temples are surrounded by artificial pond structures and water canals. A theory says Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul are a complex of water parks.



In October 2003 a complex near the Perwara Temple was found a gold plate inscription measuring 18.5X2.2 cm from the 9th century AD. The inscription contained Sanskrit writing written using Old Javanese letters.



The contents of the inscription are still unknown, but Tjahjono Prasodjo as an epigrapher assigned to read, said the inscription reinforces the theory of Plaosan Lor temple and Plaosan Kidul temple built during the reign of Rakai Pikatan.

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