Prambanan temple is extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the 10th century during the reign of two kings , and Rakai Rakai Pikatan Balitung . Rose as high as 47 feet ( 5 meters higher than Borobudur temple . Establishment of this temple has fulfilled the desire of the founder to show Hindu triumph in Java . Temple is located 17 kilometers from the city center , in the middle of the area that is now the park lovely.There a legend Javanese people who always tell about this temple . Once, a man named Bandung Jonggrang love . Because no love , Jonggrang asked Bondowoso make 1000 temples with statues in one night . request was nearly fulfilled Jonggrang asked the villagers to pound rice and make a fire in order created an atmosphere like the morning . Bondowoso who only completed 999 statues cursed Jonggrang into the statue in 1000 because he felt dicurangi.Candi Prambanan has three main temples in the primary yard , namely Vishnu , Brahma , and Shiva . third temple is the epitome Trimurti in Hindu belief . third temple that faces east . Each main temple has accompanying temple facing to the west , namely Nandini for Shiva , swan to Brahma , and Garuda for Vishnu . In addition , there are 2 temples wedge , 4 color temples and 4 corner temples . Meanwhile , the second page had 224 temples .