Plaosan Temple (also referred to as Plaosan Complex) is a Buddhist temple site situated around a kilometer from the revered Hindu temple, Prambanan, and around 20 kilometers from Yogyakarta city center.
Plaosan Temple was built in the 9th century. The site spans some 2000 square meters and, rather uniquely, features two main temple structures – the North Plaosan Temple and the South Plaosan Temple, both of which have a number of buildings, stupas, and shrines surrounding them. Each temple shares common features, including a gate, a middle courtyard surrounded by a wall, and a guardian statue known as Dwarapala. The outer walls of the temples are adorned with carvings of divinities and other figures, including that of a Khmer prince, identified by his crown.
Plaosan Temple is located in Bugisan village. Most people visit Plaosan alongside a visit to the Prambanan Temple nearby.