As we were approaching the temple, two young university students approached us with their student badges and told us they were learning English and would like to accompany us and provide us with information – at no charge. They were a nice young man and young woman and we think we helped them with a few important english phrases and American terms as well. They were actually very informative and gave us some unique perspectives on the temple site.The main large temple is the temple of Shiva – the supreme being. There are two slightly smaller temples on either side that are dedicated to the Brahma and Vishnu. Surrounding the large temples were 224 smaller temples, but all but two of them are just rubble now. You can read more about Prambanan and the gods and temples at the Wikipedia site. The photo here shows Karen and I on the west side with the three main temples in the foreground.
We also went inside several of the temples and saw the statues of Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu, as well as several other statues of other gods and animals. The slideshow below shows many views of the temples and the statues. I also took a panoramic view of the temples which I really like. Check them out!