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Gedongsongo

Gedongsongo temple located on the slopes of mount Ungaran, precisely in Candi village, Ambarawa district, Semarang regency. The complex of Gedongsongo temple was built at the beginning of the 9th century AD. Gedongsongo name is derived from the Javanese language, which Gedong means building and Songo means nine. So the meaning of the word Gedongsongo is nine buildings.

The location of Gedongsongo temple scattered on the slopes of mount Ungaran and it has beautiful natural scenery. There is also a neat pine forests and springs that contain sulfur. The temple is similar to Dieng temple complex in Wonosobo. The temple is located at an altitude of about 1.200 meters above sea level so the air temperature is cool.

To reach Gedongsongo temple by walk as far as 200 meters away through the path. Can also utilize the services of a horse transport for excursions around the temple sights Gedongsongo overall. In the year of 1740, Loten found the complex of Gedongsongo temple and Raffles complex record with the name Gedong Pitoe in the year of 1804, because it only found seven temples. Van Braam made publication in the year 1925, Friederich and Hoopermans make note of Gedongsongo temple in the year of 1865. In the year of 1908 Van Stein Callenfels to the Gedongsongo temple complex research and Knebel Gedongsongo conduct an inventory in 1910.