Lor Temple in Nganjuk Regency, East Java Province
Tourists should not overlook Nganjuk Regency when it comes to tourism. The prime reason is that the region offers various types of tourist sites. These include religious sites like Lor Temple in Loceret Sub-District. Well, the exact location is in Panglima Sudirman Street and it belongs to Candirejo Village. The architecture is nice, the environment is comfy, the history is interesting, and the area is suitable for trekking. All these allures indeed attract lots of people including the locals and those who live outside the regions. People come for learning the history, appreciating the design, trekking, and photography.
The location is quite near to the downtown, so the nuance is considered merry due to a high number of visitors. Despite the fact, the temple still emits a comfy and refreshing ambiance. Thanks to the tall trees and various types of plants that grow in that area. The biggest tree grows on the top of the temple, which is called Kepuh. It is said the age is more than 500 years! In that area, tourists may also find two ancient tombs! Those become an extra allure of the site, actually. As for the size, the temple’s height is about 5.5 meters. The width is 4.2 meters and the length is 7 meters. However, it doesn’t come with a complete structure.
Exploring Lor Temple
The prime allure in Lor Temple is none other than the temple itself. It is made of mainly red bricks and has become a historical tourist site in Nganjuk Regency until now. Even though the shape is imperfect, the temple emits a distinct beauty. It is said the original building consisted of two floors. In the west part of the site, tourists may find two statues or arca, called Nandi and Ganesha. Not to mention an ancient inscription lies there.
What is next? As mentioned before, the site also features two ancient tombs. These belong to Mpu Sindok’s servants called Eyang Kerti and Eyang Kerto. For the information, the temple was built by Mpu Sindok himself during the 859th Caka Year. These days, some locals even come to the temple for pilgrimage. They consider both the temple and tombs sacred, after all.
The next allure in Lor Temple is definitely the giant tree that grows on the top of the structure. People call it Kepuh and consider it sacred. As for tourists, they are allowed to take photos of this ancient tree. Before going home, it is also recommended to explore the site for either sightseeing or trekking. The panorama is worth a photo shot, after all.
- Adipura Monument
- Golf Anjuk Recreational Park
- Dr. Soetomo Monument
- Berbek Square
- Ngetos Temple
How to Get There
For those coming from the capital of East Java Province (Surabaya City), a trip to Nganjuk Regency would take around 2 hours and 3 minutes. For the information, the distance is 112 km and the first route to take is Surabaya – Mojokerto Highway. Next, tourists should take Mojokerto – Kertosono Highway and head to Nganjuk directly. After arriving at the downtown, tourists only need to take Raya Kediri – Nganjuk Street and head to Lor Temple immediately. The distance is 4.5 km, so this trip only takes about 7 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Djaya Hotel
- Mataram Hotel
- Nirwana Hotel
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