"/the lost city of majapahit/" Trowulan by ukirsari

Trowulan Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 85 photos

what can i say about trowulan in mojokerto?
a city inside the city?
a complex of ruins, a forgotten archaeological site in east java?
anything can be. but something should be underlining is about ... trowulan was an important city, an old or ancient site where the lost city of majapahit was built by rajasa dynasty.

back to my memory about city of angkor, angkor wat in cambodia. trowulan is not as big as siem reap nowadays. but still something in common between these places: temples with so many purpose. from place of pilgrimages into cemetery.
and what a coincidence that king brawijaya V of majapahit had a wife from champa a.k.a cambodia. so the story goes .... city of temples, city of ruins ... city of ancient history. and for me, this is the most interesting sites when i visit mojokerto ['mother' of trowulan, the city where trowulan situated].

here and there .... there are many ruins in trowulan. just let your steps exploring, from a temple to another. the difference of these temples with angkor wat complex in cambodia; trowulan's using red bricks [and also all of the temples in east java], meanwhile angkor's [and all of the temples in central java] using black volcanic stones.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:so many ruins around the town
  • Cons:a forgotten archaeological sites :(
  • In a nutshell:one of my fave ruins in east java
  • Last visit to Trowulan: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 11, 2008
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  • icamarica's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2008 at 12:47 AM

    mbak.. nggak kesana lagi? aku ikut kalo mo trowulan lagi

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2006 at 4:23 PM

    The ruins at Trowulan are fascinating. They do remind me of Angkor Wat, and even Pagan in Burma. Obviously all were influenced by the same style of architectire.

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