Majapahit architects developed two types of gates, the split gate or candi bentar and the roofed gate, called paduraksa. Gapura Wringin Lawang is a gate of the first type. The two types probably served different functions. Wringin Lawang gate is thought to have been the entrance gate to a housing complex. This conjecture is based upon the discovery of 14 ancient wells north-west of the gate. Until this day many houses in East-Java have a well in their front yard.
Wringin Lawang gate was built of brick, except for a few blocks of andesit in the base, which may well constitute repairs. Its height is 15.5 m, the gateway 3.5 m wide. #Candi #Indonesia #Trowulan #Wringin_Lawang