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Place of Interest

Mendut Temple

MENDUT is a 9th  century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village, Mungkid subdistrict, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple located about 3 kilometers east of Candi Borobudur. Candi Mendut was built during the reign of King Indra of Sailendra Dynasti. According to the Karangtengah inscription of 824 CE it says that the King Indra builds a sacred building called Wenuwana which means bamboo forest. A Dutch Archeologyst J.G. de Casparis then connected this word with Candi Mendut.