Bubrah Temple is situated in the tourist sites of Prambanan, Bener hamlet, Bugisan town, Prambanan subdistrict, Klaten Regency, Central Java province.
The temple is situated in Prambanan or Kewu Plain, an archeologically rich region dotted with various Hindu-Buddhist temples dated from the 8th to the 9th century Ce. Visitors may enter the temple of Bubrah via the entrance of the Prambanan temple.
Little is understood about this temple, which leaves only its already broken base and a pile of stones that had built the walls of the temple.
The title Bubrah in Javanese implies that the condition is severely damaged. It is not readily apparent whether the temple is called bubrah as it’s already ‘bubrah’ (in a damaged condition) or because it is actually called bubrah.
This temple has been in a state of collapse for several years before it was restored between 2011 and 2017. The temple has been part of the Prambanan Temple Compounds, a World Heritage Site since 1991.
The scale of the Buddhist temple is fairly small, constructed on a square plan from the north to the south. The exact size of the temple is difficult to locate, as the location of the temple is enclosed by a closed gate.
The base is about two meters high. The symmetrical pattern reliefs are carved along the upper edge of the base, but none are found on the foundation walls. The stairway used as access to the platform is on the east side of the tower.
The temple is situated about 300 meters south of the temple of Sewu. Archaeologists believe that the temple is probably part of the greater Sewu temple complex (Manjusrigrha complex).