Sadha Kapal | A Beautiful Decorative Carving Temple

Sadha Kapal Temple is famous for its detailed and beautiful decorative carving. Dating from Majapahit period, it originally was an old dynasty sanctuary (prasada) of Ratu Jayengrat, a noble, who sailed from Majapahit and stranded on the coral reef at Kapal Village. Sadha Kapal was destructive by earthquake in 1917 and has not been restored until 1950. The split gate and a 16meter high tower inside the temple are constructed much like ‘candi’ (temple) in Java. The 64 stone seats, similar to megalithic shrines, memorialize warriors who died in battle.

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