The Hindu temple of Sukuh will be restored

The Hindu temple of Sukuh will be restored

One of the tasks that all countries should have is to use a part of their annual budget to preserve their history in all aspects, although sometimes this is not possible in many countries due to the high costs it entails, but others, with a lot of effort , and aware of the importance of keeping the historical and architectural legacy of ancient peoples safe, they make great efforts to achieve it.

One of the latest examples comes from Asia, where the Central Java Heritage Conservation Agency has planned restore the Hindu temple of Sukuh due to different landslides that have endangered all its structural integrity.

This Sukuh temple is located in Ngargoyoso (Indonesia), on the slopes of Mount Lawu, at about 1,185 meters above sea level. It was built in the 15th century in the twilight of the Majapahit reign and rediscovered in the 19th century by a British traveler named Thomas raffles.

Despite the refurbishment works to be carried out, several areas will remain open for tourists to visit this important corner, although to see the complex in its entirety we will have to wait until next year 2016, at which time You can see the main structure that has a pyramid shape.

At the moment the maximum number of tourists who can access the site has been limited, especially to the main structure since it is quite fragile because it is carved in quite rudimentary rocks and joined together by clay, something that is not seen in other temples such as those of Prambanan or Borobudur, where the stone is the main protagonist.

According to reports, before the restoration work begins, several teams, including a group of archaeologists, will carry out field work and carry out different studies where it is intended to study the best way to preserve this place, something that perhaps it could lengthen the subsequent restoration process.

The price of the first phase of the restoration process will not be too expensive, contrary to what happens in many other corners of the world, and its price will be approximately $ 80,000. This project is necessary since each year that passes, the temple has been moving little by little, so it was necessary to slow down its progression.

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