The Lost Hindu Temple in the Jungle Mist

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    I took an afternoon hike in the remote area of Java just outside the town of Jogjakarta to explore this temple. It's called Prambanan, and it was built around 850 CE.

    The rain was pouring down, which left me and Will there pretty much alone, except for a few wild deer in the area. I waited through the rain because I knew if it cleared there would be a great sunset. I had a little baggy over my camera to keep it dry until everything passed...

    While waiting on the rain to stop, I walked around and did more up close exploration of the temples of Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma, which were three of the largest in the complex. All the temple blocks were on the edge of collapse, after many centuries of Indonesian earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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    1. relieved roof [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

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    2. Sir Adam Abille 97 months ago | reply

      First impression - "Oh F*ck!"

    3. kenharris85 93 months ago | reply

      Ahh man this is Built during Chola Empire. Who ruled South india and extended till indonesia. Nice to see this

    4. XUVIRA 93 months ago | reply

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    5. EdwinaFran 93 months ago | reply

      This photo gets a Butterfly Award


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    6. xavo_rob 93 months ago | reply

      I am sure…
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    7. momentous achiever [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      Nice look about this!!!

    8. Das Bruster 92 months ago | reply

      good one, Trey!

      Seen in: " The Favorite"
      Thanks for sharing it with us!

    9. ceaseless reward [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      O_O, lovely !

    10. flick'ro 87 months ago | reply

      amazingly awesome

    11. [m] russell 72 months ago | reply

      I'd like to use this for a poster I'm working on. Are you looking for just credit? Do you have a price for release? Do you have a larger hi-res version available?

      E-mail me back, thanks!

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