Enjoy Sunset on Ratu Boko

Ratu Boko is a name of a beautiful architecture the temple of King Boko (King Boko Palace). King Boko Palace was constructed during the reign of Rakai Panangkaran, descendant of Sailendra dynasty. The palace that initially was named Abhayagiri Vihara (that means a monastery on a peaceful hill) was built for seclusion purpose and to focus on spiritual life. This Palace was built by Buddhist but there are Hindu elements in it. This can be seen from the presence of Lingga and Yoni, Ganesha statue, and golden plate with the writing "Om Rudra ya namah swaha" on it as form of worship to Rudra as the other name of Shiva. The Hindu elements proved religious tolerance that is reflected in architectural works. In fact, Rakai Panangkaran who embraced Buddhism lived side by side with Hindu people.

This palace is located 196 meters above the sea level. The area of the palace as wide as 250,000 m2 is divided into four, namely center, west, southeast, and east parts. The center part consists of the main gateway, square, Combustion Temple, pond, square terrace and assembly hall. Meanwhile, the southeast part includes hall, platform, three temples, pond, and a complex for princess. The caves, Buddha effigy, and a pond (mysterious well) are in east part while the west part consists of hills only.

Because the location of King Boko Temple located in the hills, and scenery in the west is a city of Yogyakarta that flatland, the views of the sunset at King Boko Palace very often looked forward to the visitors, because the sunset at the King Boko Palace was very beautiful, majestic and enchantment, see it by yourself. Picture a long beside a few sunset photos in King Boko Palace which I get from the internet, is so lovely, isn't it?t

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