Borobudur Temple, Borobudur

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A World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist shrine in the world, Borobudur Temple features nine stacked, six square, and three circular platforms, crowned by an impressive central dome. Erected in the 9th century from over two million stone blocks, this temple features over 2,600 relief panels and more than 500 Buddha statues. The central dome alone contains 72 Buddha figures arranged around a stupa, a mound-like structure designed as a place of prayer and meditation. Begin your tour at the eastern entrance and proceed clockwise, a traditional way to move inside Buddhist monuments. Admission into the shrine also allows you to enter the nearby archeological museum, displaying thousands of photographs and carvings. Make Borobudur Temple a centerpiece of your Borobudur vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Borobudur holiday planner.
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  • For those who would like to visit the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan relaxed, to book a car with driver (approx. € 30 for a whole day) and make the day after our own Lust und Laune then. We recommend especially our driver ATOK SUROTO (contact via Facebook), who was very friendly and attentive. In his excellent English the day knowledge a highlight - and that was without the otherwise often usual "sales events" absolutely informative!
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  • Very nice place. The site is well preserved despite the number of tourists. It is one of the site to know more about this country
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  • Gorgeous terraced Buddhist temple of Borobudur. We were staying in Hotel Manohara, and headed east of the Sun. The benefits of the Sun is seen from the temple beautifully, but prepare yourself for the fact that it is a terrible masovka and when you meet people, which is the most neohleduplných you a little poison. Anyway, after sunrise, we went through the temple and is simply spectacular. Be sure to come, but when it will not be a holiday. We met a group of schoolchildren on the anniversary of required schooling. And it was quite funny. Teacher asks you to have a little chat with your kids. You have prepared the questions and the most fun is that the CZECH REPUBLIC still take as Czechoslovakia.
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  • This temple is fantastic. Unusual in that you climb it rather than go inside anything. We went in the day and it was very hot so bring water and sun cream. We had a guide who we got through our travel agent and it was definitely worth it. We were able to learn a lot about the stone carvings and the history of the temple. The views from the top are amazing too
  • Poor signage for entry and parking. The place is nice but under no circumstances should they be able to charge so much for foreigners to enter. Honestly, I would advise people to think carefully before coming here because the price is genuinely outrageous. Compared to other temples in SE Asia this is extremely poor value for money.
  • MOST SPECTACULAR AS ITS FAMOUS. Beware local seller offering souvenirs intensely force you to buy their goods, never ask if you do not want to buy. Charge expensive for tourist, in this 2018 still exist the discrimination price......come on man. Recommended only for the temple.
  • Magnificent Buddhist temple. We've paid the extra money to come for sunrise. It was nice but next time we would have come only for the regular entrance at 6:00 am. The light was still amazing at 6 am, the crowds not yet there and you can save some good money and get a longer sleep 😉
  • It is amazing place to learn about Buddhist history in Indonesia. They provide many museums to learn about Buddha and his teachings about life. It is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world as a part of The Seven Wonders. Many stalls offer merchandises, food and clothes on the exit way with reasonable price. Parking lots are available inside and outside the park.
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