Jungle temple

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Jungle Temples are rare generated structures primarily made of Cobblestone and Moss Stone that occur naturally in Jungles. Due to their prominent similarities, Jungle Temples could be thought of as the equivalent to Desert Temples. For example, they both include traps and hidden Chests.


Jungle Temples mostly consist of Cobblestone and Moss Stone. There are a small number of chiseled stone bricks, blocks that could not be legitimately obtained in Survival mode before Jungle Temples were implemented. There are three floors; on the bottom floor, there is a room with a puzzle (three Levers connected to some Sticky Pistons). Solving the puzzle will open a secret door (piston door) with a Chest behind it filled with loot. The loot can be valuable or useless, as the items are selected randomly from a list. This list is the same as the one used for Desert Temples, and includes Emeralds, Horse Armor, and Enchanted Books. Down the hall from the Levers, there is Tripwire connected to a Dispenser filled with Arrows. Farther down the hall there is a chest with the same list of possible contents as the hidden chest. In front of the chest is another Tripwire connected to another arrow-shooting Dispenser. Both Dispensers are covered in Vines, making them hard to see. The Dispensers each contain between 4 and 14 arrows.

Chest contents[edit]

Each chest contains 2-6 stacks of items, chosen from the following list. Chance listed is per stack, not for the chest as a whole.

Item Quantity
per stack

1 - 3 4.11% (3/73)

Iron Ingot
1 - 5 13.7% (10/73)

Gold Ingot
2 - 7 20.5% (15/73)

1 - 3 2.74% (2/73)

4 - 6 27.4% (20/73)

Rotten Flesh
3 - 7 21.9% (16/73)

1 4.11% (3/73)

Iron Horse Armor
1 1.37% (1/73)

Golden Horse Armor
1 1.37% (1/73)

Diamond Horse Armor
1 1.37% (1/73)

Enchanted Book
[note 1]
1 1.37% (1/73)
  1. Enchanted books in the same chest will have the same enchantments. Enchantment probabilities are the same as a level-30 enchantment on an enchantment table, but the chance of multiple enchantments is not reduced.


A reconstruction of the puzzle mechanism found in Jungle Temples. The Lapis Lazuli Block represents the hidden door.

When attempting to open the chest, the player must take care not to step on the Tripwire in the middle of the hall. It looks like mossy cobblestone, but hidden behind some vines is a Dispenser filled with arrows. The Dispenser will fire when the Tripwire is stepped on or broken without Shears. If the player can't break it, hugging the right hand wall will cause the arrow to fly harmlessly past the player.

The solution to the puzzle depends on which side of the staircase the Levers are located on. To guarantee that the door will open, use the following succession:

If possible, it is recommended that the player takes the arrows from the Dispenser, as they may be used to remake a trap or be fired with a bow later.

Alternatively, breaking through the walls with a pickaxe is an effective method of bypassing the puzzle and taking the loot.

Because the temple generates in a jungle it is commonly surrounded by trees. If a tree or "bush" generates right next to the temple wall it is possible for leaves to spawn inside the secret room, possibly replacing redstone wire or pistons and making the puzzle unsolvable.



Official release
1.3.1 12w22a Added Jungle temples.
Console Edition
TU14 Added Jungle temples.


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  • Jungle Temples are composed of:
  • Jungle temples are the first generated structure in Minecraft to use redstone circuitry.
  • It is easier to find a jungle temple by setting the trees on fire. This will eventually burn away the leaves, vines and wood and won't burn up the temple, since it is built from Cobblestone.
  • It is possible to find blocks which generate outside jungle temples, like leaves, which have spawned inside, possibly blocking the chests or dispensers.
  • The base of Jungle Temples is a rectangle with 15 by 12.


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