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" Looking to the past " | by *Gabisa Motonia
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" Looking to the past "

SUKUH TEMPLE Located at Mount Lawu, Central Java, identified built on 1437 and after more than 5 centuries here is a part of its beautifulness.


SUKUH Temple or Candi Sukuh has a distinctive thematic reliefs from other candi where life before birth and sexual education are its main theme. Its main monument is a simple pyramid structure with reliefs and statues in front of it, including three tortoises with flattened shells and a male figure grasping his penis. A giant 1.82 m (6 feet) high of lingga (phallus) with four balls, representing penile incisions, was one of the statues that has been relocated to the National Museum of Indonesia.


( Originally taken on negative film )

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Taken in August 2006