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Mendut is a Buddhist temple located in the Magelang Regency of Central Java, Indonesia. It is one of the oldest temples in the region, believed to have been built during the early reign of the Sailendra dynasty in the 8th and 9th centuries. The temple is situated about three kilometers east of the famous Borobudur temple, and it is part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mendut temple is a relatively small temple, but it is renowned for its remarkable architecture and rich history. The temple consists of three levels, with the first level decorated with reliefs depicting scenes from Buddhist teachings. The second level is smaller and decorated with carved panels, while the third level is the most important as it contains three impressive statues of Buddha.

The central Buddha statue is seated and flanked by two standing statues of Bodhisattvas, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani, both with their distinctive characteristics. The central statue of Buddha measures around three meters tall and is considered one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Buddha statues in the region.

The temple is also known for its rich history and legends. According to the legend, King Indra of the gods ordered the construction of Mendut temple as a place where the Buddha could descend from heaven and preach his teachings to the world. The temple also played a significant role in the early history of Buddhism in Java and served as a place of worship and meditation for Buddhist monks for centuries.

Today, Mendut temple remains an important site of worship for Buddhist pilgrims and visitors from around the world. The temple is open daily from early morning until sunset, and visitors are allowed to explore the temple's many chambers and admire its beautiful architecture and artwork.