Candi Kalasan

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Candi Kalasan is an eight-sided thousand-year-old temple just east of the Yogyakarta to Prambanan road 'Jalan Solo' in Central Java, Indonesia

Renovated and partially rebuilt during the Dutch colonial era.

The Kala Face above the southern door has been photographed and used by a number of foreign academics in their books to give an idea of the artistry in stone by Central Javanese artists of a millennia ago. Niches where statues would have been located are found inside and outside the temple.

It is located south west of Candi Sari, and west of the Prambanan complex.

The eight sided aspect of the structure has led to speculation of non-Buddhist elements in the temple, similar to some interpretations of the early Borobudur structure.