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Candi Kedaton day trip

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Candi Kedaton is a small, incomplete 14th century Majapahit temple on the slopes of Gunung Argapura in Tiris, some 50 kilometres southeast of Probolingo, and though the temple is important historically and harbours some exquisite detailed carvings, this is one for the hardcore candi chasers only.

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To reach this remote area can take hours and is via a punishing road that resembles a riverbed in parts, however if you have a day to spare and are up for a bit of adventure, you can combine a trip to the temple with other sites in the area which include some lovely lakes, a waterfall and an awesome natural hot spring. Pack your swimmers, but also pack a jacket—it can get mighty cool in the hills.

The roads can be a bit hit and miss up this way. Photo taken in or around Candi Kedaton day trip, Probolinggo, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

The roads can be a bit hit and miss up this way. Photo: Sally Arnold

The journey to Candi Kedaton is incredibly scenic, as the road winds though the mountain villages rice terraces and coffee plantations, it’s easy to forget that you are on an island filled with millions of people. Once you reach the village of Andungbiru, look for the small sign indicating the path to Candi Kedaton. It’s a short walk down a steep and narrow track to the temple which is enclosed in a cleared grassy fenced area amidst the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)


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