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The existence of temples is inseparable from the history of Javanese kingdoms and the development of Buddhism and Hinduism in Indonesia from 7th century to 14th century.
Since Buddhism and Hinduism came from India, the design of most temples adopted Indian style in many aspects, such as the constructing techniques, architectural style, and decorations.
However, because of the ample influence of local culture and natural environment, the design of Indonesian temples retains its unique characteristics in the usage of building material, constructing techniques and decoration style. The temple walls are commonly adorned with relief sculpture depicting a story or religious teachings.
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