Ramayana Dance at Prambanan Temple

Ramayana Dance performed at Prambanan Temple is based on an epic Hindu poem, the story of model king Rama was adapted to become an important local dance, encompassing the Javanese style, culture and music. Whilst the story originated in India, the Javanese version is truly representative of the local art and culture.

The story revolves around the duties of relationships; the qualities of the ideal wife, king, brother and servant.  Gods, mortals, giants, monkeys and beautiful women all come together to tell the colourful story of a courtship punctuated by a kidnapping and battles.

Ramayana Dance is performed once every 2 or 3 days, please check with our staff for the availability. The show will start at 07.30 PM for 2 hours. The show will be performed at the outdoor theater facing Prambanan temple during May until October, while during November until April, the show will be performed indoor.