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of this very fine piece of sculpture will not easily be forgotten., This temple is called the gem of the Hindu monuments in Central Java. In architectural beauty it is superior to the Boro Budur, but it is much smaller. On the sides of the staircase are sculptured legends.
A short distance farther on and across the Progo River is the Boro Budur, the beauty of which cannot briefly be described.
A group of very remarkable, fine, old temple ruins is to be found in the plain of Prambanan, about 30 minutes by rail from 0n the Main Eoad to Mount Darawati.
Djokja. If travelling by carriage one can also have a look at the Chandi Kalassan, or Kali Bening, with the ruins of the monastery Chandi Sahri. The temple is older than the Boro Budur, which is supposed to date back from 850 A.D. The style of the Chandi Kalassan resembles that of the Chandi Mendoot.
SOERAKARTA, commonly called Solo, has also a fortress in the centre of the town, and a kraton with an aloon-aloon on a scale even
larger than at Djokja. Visitors to Solo should not fail to visit the Royal Park, Sri Weedodari, which is open to the public on payment of a small fee. The garden is well laid out and contains splendid trees, pounds covered with lotos flowers, and a good collection of animals, such as monkeys, Mfc bears, tigers, peacocks, etc. The ^^QWURk^i^HuIB term Weedodari means "heavenly a WjugjSD^HKBik nymph. From Solo a branch line ot HH^^hRB^HSB the railway leads to Samarang, on the
north coast of Java.
SAMARANG is an important com-^WBwBBBlPHPW^WR'"'1 mercial town, and the new port, which
is in course of construction, will doubt-
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lessly add to the prosperity ol the town.
Though Samarang can boast of some very fine avenues and an excellent
hotel (Hotel du Pavillon), the town is of little importance to tourists.