A feature on a Majapahit-era temple near Surabaya, Candi Bangkal.
Candi Bangkal: So much to see — and lose
Jakarta Post, 04 January 2013
Bangkal Temple is 50 kilometers south of East Java’s capital Surabaya, the nation’s second-biggest city, yet the caretaker cannot recall any visits by foreigners and precious few by locals.
It is one of the country’s treasures. A precious, irreplaceable link to a splendid past, it’s suffering from such neglect that its very existence is in jeopardy. It’s officially protected but the care is passive.
Its history is a mystery.
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