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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Our driver brought me here when my colleague had to take care of some business; we parked and walked to the temple because of extensive street repairs/construction. There's a minimal entrance fee. This is a single structure in a small park surrounded by the town--...More

Thank VivaMexicoLiz
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

If you are going to Borobudur combine it this and Mendut. All in thwme same vicinity. Really small and unique. Need less than 10 minutes there. In the middle of a little village. Very pushy sales people near by buy just ignore it. Worth a...More

Thank Tasneem A
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Beautiful little temple, close to Borobudur - make sure you stop by and visit this temple too if you're visiting Borobudur.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Trust me! This is small temple but important for buddhist people even until now especially in every Vesak Day. Candi means "temple" and Pawon means "kitchen". This temple is not for cooking of course but that name is metaphor for burning the desires! The architecture...More

Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed 14 June 2018

On the way to Borobudur temple, we passed Mendut temple and stopped at Candi Pawon to take some photos. This is a very small temple, completely dwarfed by Borobudur nearby. Entrance fees are also very cheap compared to Borobudur. Not many visitors here as most...More

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the 3 UNESCO sites. Because not mainstream very less crowded. Perfect! Some shops on the side.

Thank Paul v
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I had a stop at the shrine and the nearby Buddhist monastery after visiting Borobudur at Sunrise. It was a nice quite time to visit with the sun still not to hot and I could enjoy the site almost for myself with few minutes to...More

Thank 413flavias
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The temple itself was unremarkable but the area around it was picturesque. There were public toilets, luwak coffee shop and vendors, but they weren't too pushy.

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The vendors here were pretty persistent. One had nice postcards ... and I didn't bargain hard as another reviewer suggested. It was pouring, we had had a full day, and I just wanted to be back in the car heading to our hotel. Skip this...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

As a small temple, candi pawon was quite interesting. However i feel sad because they have stolen some of the stuff that used to be inside this temple.

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