Full Day Pyramid In Heart Of Java Dwifa: Depart Hotel/Airport to Solo City, visit Mangkunegaran Palace, which is one of the Javanese cultural sites that still standing firmly as a monument of glory of the old Javanese culture with a charming touch of Europe.
Next stop is Sukuh Temple, is one of the most interesting temple in South East Asia. It is full of erotic ornaments. It was built in 15th-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu (elevation 910 metres (2,990 ft)) on the border between Central and East Java provinces. Sukuh temple 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 ft) 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. Lunch will be served at Sukuh Cottage.
After Lunch, drive to Cetho Temple is a fifteenth-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu (elev. 1495 m above sea level) on the border between Central and East Java provinces. Cetho is one of several temples built on the northwest slopes of Mount Lawu in the fifteenth century. By this time, Javanese religion and art had diverged from Indian precepts that had been so influential on temples styles during the 8-10th century. This area was the last significant area of temple building in Java before the island's courts were converted to Islam in the 16th century. The temples' distinctiveness and the lack of records of Javanese ceremonies and beliefs of the era make it difficult for historians to interpret the significance of these antiquities.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Semarang city.
Start/opening time: 7:30am.
Duration: 11 hours.
Others: Personal expenses, tipping and beverage during lunch.