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In this private tour guide Yogyakarta, I will invite you to see the Ratu Boko Temple or the Ratu Boko Palace in the end. Previously, the existence of this ancient site was a temple building which was eventually used for the king's residence. Private trip Yogyakarta also take you to see Prambanan temple which is a few kilometers from Ratu Boko temple. Following the Borobudur Private Tour or Prambanan Temple from Yogyakarta is an easy way for you to go to interesting places in this city. In addition to historical tours we also combine Jogja tour Packages offered by private tour guides in Yogyakarta, which are packaged according to your wishes to fill a vacation in this Special Region of Yogyakarta.

Let's start from the description of the Ratu Boko Temple. Ratu Baka or Boko  is an ancient heritage site which is a complex with a number of remnants of buildings which are approximately 3 km south of the Prambanan Temple complex and 18 km east of Yogyakarta City or 50 km southwest of Surakarta City, Central Java , Indonesia. The Ratu Boko site is located on a hill with a height of 196 meters above sea level and has a total area of ​​around 25 ha. The Boko Temple site displays the attribute as a place for various activities or settlement sites, but until now the function of the Ratu Boko Temple has not been found clearly. Besides that Ratu Boko Temple is estimated to have been used by people since the 8th century during the Sailendra Dynasty (Rakai Panangkaran) of the Medang kingdom (Mataram Hindu). When viewed from a building that remains today it is estimated that Ratu Boko Temple is a former Keraton (Palace of the Kings) in ancient times.


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This site displays attributes as places for activities or settlement sites, but its exact function is not yet clearly known. Ratu Boko is thought to have been used by people in the 8th century during the Sailendra Dynasty (Rakai Panangkaran) of the Medang Kingdom (Hindu Mataram). Judging from the pattern of laying the remains of buildings, it is strongly suspected that this site is a former palace (royal palace). This opinion is based on the fact that this complex is not a temple or a building with a religious nature, but a fortified palace with evidence of the remaining walls of the castle and dry moat as a defense structure. Residents of residential settlements are also found around the location of this site.

The name "Ratu Boko" comes from the legend of the local community. Ratu Boko (Javanese, literal meaning: "king of the stork") is the father of Loro Jonggrang, who is also the name of the main temple in the Prambanan temple complex. This building complex is associated with local folk legend Roro Jonggrang. 

Ratu Boko Location as Administratively the site is in the area of ​​two Hamlets, namely Dawung Hamlet, Bokoharjo Village and Sumberwatu Hamlet, Sambireja Village, Prambanan District, Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

The ancient site of Ratu Boko was first reported by Van Boeckholzt in 1790, which stated there were ancient ruins on the Ratu Boko hill. This hill itself is a branch of the Sewu Mountains system, which stretches from the south of Yogyakarta to the Tulungagung region. One hundred years later a new study, led by FDK Bosch, was reported in Keraton van Ratoe Boko. From this it was concluded that the ruins were the remains of the palace.


Abhayagiri Vihara inscription dating to 792 AD is written evidence found on the Ratu Boko site. In this inscription mentions a figure named Tejahpurnapane Panamkarana or Rakai Panangkaran (746-784 AD), and mentions a monastery area on a hill called the Abhyagiri Vihara ("a temple on a hill that is free from danger"). Rakai Panangkaran resigned as King because he wanted spiritual calm and focused on religious matters, one of which was by establishing a monastery called Abhayagiri Wihara in 792 AD Rakai Panangkaran adhered to Buddhism as well as the building called Abhayagiri Wihara was a Buddhist background, as a Buddhist background. the proof is the existence of the Dyani Buddha Statue. But also found elements of Hinduism at the site of Ratu Boko Like the Durga, Ganesha and Yoni Statues. 

Apparently, this complex was later converted into a palace equipped with a stronghold for a vassal king named Rakai Walaing Pu Kumbayoni. According to the Siwagrha inscription this place is referred to as a stronghold consisting of hundreds of piles of stones by Balaputra. The building on the hill was used as a stronghold in the battle for power struggle at a later date.

Inside this complex there are former Archway, Paseban Room, Pool, Pendopo, Pringgitan, Keputren, and two cave caves for meditation.

Privileges of the Ratu Boko Site.
In contrast to other ancient relics from the ancient Javanese era which generally shaped religious buildings, the Ratu Boko site is a profane complex, complete with entrances, pavilion, residences, bathing pools, to protective fences. 

Different from other palaces in Java, which were generally erected in relatively sloping areas, the Ratu Boko site is located on a rather high hill. This makes this building complex relatively more difficult to build from the point of procurement of labor and building materials. The exception is of course if the main building material, namely stone, is taken from this hill region itself. This of course requires the training of workers in turning rock into chunks that can be used as building material. 

Another feature of this site is that there is a place to the left of the gate which is now commonly called "cremation site". Given its size and position, this is no doubt a place to show something or an activity. Giving the name "cremation place" implies the need for routine cremation activities in this place which needs to be further investigated. It may very well be considered to investigate this place as an altar or offering place. 

The position on the hill also provides cool air and beautiful natural scenery for its inhabitants, besides of course making this complex more difficult for opponents to attack.

The position on this hill also requires a spring and a water regulation system that can meet daily needs. Bathing pool is a legacy of this regulation system; the rest is a challenge for archaeologists to reconstruct it. (Sumber : Wikipedia ).


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