Ratu Boko


Ratu Boko is Located about 3 km south of Prambanan. Ratu Boko is situated at top of a hill ± 195.97 m above sea level. Ratu Boko is not a temple, but a remains of a palace. Ratu Baka is often called Kraton Ratu Boko. Legend said that Ratu Boko once a palace for Ratu Boko, was the father of Lara Jonggrang. Ratu Boko is built during the 8th century AD by the Buddhist Syailendra Dynasty, but then the Hindu Mataram kings took over the place. This take over makes Kraton Ratu Boko full of Hindu and Buddhist references.
The entrance to Ratu Boko compound is on the west side. It sits quite high from the car park. In order to reach the gate, visitors must walk 100 meters from the ticket entrance. The Ratu Boko gate has two parts, and the inner gate is bigger than the outer gate. The inner or main gate is located 15 meters from the outer gate. The inner gate has five Gapura (gopuram) Paduraksa aligned with the outer gates. The main gapura is flanked by two smaller gapuras by the side. Even though there are five gapuras, there are only three stairs connecting the gapuras from the outer gate. The gate is adorned with flowers and tendrils ornaments.




What is paragraph one mainly about?
A.  The description of Ratu Boko Temple.
B.  The history of Ratu Boko Temple.
C.    The story of the Buddhist Syailendra Dynasty.
D.   The mystery of the Ratu Boko Temple founder




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