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Candi Jabung

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Candi Jabung is Java’s easternmost Majapahit temple, a relic from the Hindu-Buddhist Kingdom based in East Java between the 13th and 15th centuries that during the golden age in the 14th century spread its tentacles as far as mainland Southeast Asia.

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The small but impressive temple is believed to be a funerary site for Majapahit royalty. The temple lays around 35 kilometres east of Probolinggo, around 500 metres off the main north coast route to Banyuwangi. Candi Jabung, standing a little over 16 metres, is constructed of red brick which was then carved in relief. Apparently an inscription over the entrance reads 1276, which in the Saka calendar used at the time corresponds to 1354 (although we couldn’t make this out when we ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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