Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia

Sewu (Indonesian: Candi Sèwu) is a Buddhist temple built in 8th century. It is 800 metres north of Candi Prambanan. Candi Sewu is the second largest Buddhist temple complex after Borobudur temple. Candi Sewu complex consists of 249 temples, although it is called 'Candi Sewu' which means 'a thousand temples' (in Javanese language). This candi is very much related to famous local folklore of Loro Jonggrang.[1][2]

Sewu Temple Compound (Manjusrigrha)
The Sewu temple compound
Sewu is located in Java
Location within Java
Sewu is located in Indonesia
Sewu (Indonesia)
General information
Architectural styleBuddhist candi
Town or cityKlaten Regency, Central Java
Coordinates7°44′37″S 110°29′37″E / 7.7435°S 110.4935°E / -7.7435; 110.4935
Completedcirca 8th century
ClientSailendra or Mataram Kingdom
One of the apit temples in Candi Sewu complex.


  1. Gunawan Kartapranata; Septa Inigopatria; Emille Junior (2015-04-20), "Candi Sewu Mandala Suci Manjusrigrha", Harian Kompas via Youtube, retrieved 2022-03-08
  2. Joachim Schliesinger (2016). Origin of Man in Southeast Asia 5: Part 2; Hindu Temples in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago. Booksmango. p. 7. ISBN 9781633237308.