Candi Wringin Lawang

Candi Wringin Lawang

Disura
Description
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
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