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Trowulan – Majapahit Royal Heritage Site

Wringin Lawang is one of the temples located within the Majapahit historical site (photo: Zainarrifin)

Trowulan – Majapahit Royal Heritage Site

Situated in Trowulan, Mojokerto city, this site is the remains of a cut-stone religious temple complex. It was built during the rule of Majapahit Kingdom, one of the biggest empires in Southeast Asia that existed from circa 1293 to 1527. They were erected as memorial for rulers and their families. After the death of a king or queen, many rites were held to guide the dead rulers’ souls back to the source from which it had originated. Trowulan is not only a site with remnants of temples or religious buildings, but also profane objects associated with supporting objects of an ancient city, such as irrigation facilities, gates, settlements, etc.

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Trowulan – Majapahit Royal Heritage Site

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