Candi Cetho

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admission 10,000Rp
Opening hours
7am-4.30pm
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Lonely Planet review

Even higher up the slopes of Gunung Lawu, Candi Cetho sits on the southern face of Gunung Lawu at around 1400m. Thought to date from around 1350, this candi closely resembles a Balinese temple in appearance, though it combines elements of Shivaism and fertility worship. It’s a large temple and is spread over terraces rising up the misty hillside. There’s little carving here, but the stonework is well constructed and close-fitting. The entrance is marked by temple guardians and you’ll find a striking platform with a turtle head and a large lingam on the upper terrace. Balinese Hindus visit Candi Cetho to make offerings on auspicious days.