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Borobudur Temple, Borobudur
Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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. To visit Borobudur Temple on your holiday in Borobudur, and find out what else Borobudur has to offer, use our Borobudur vacation builder.
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Ces vestiges du VIIIème siècle sont sans aucun doute les plus exceptionnels de Java. Magnifiquement restauré par l'UNESCO (démonté puis remonté pierre par pierre), le résultat est à couper le souffle.... read more »These remnants of the eighth century are without a doubt the most exceptional Java. Beautifully restored by UNESCO (disassembled and then reassembled stone by stone), the result is breathtaking. Low reliefs, particularly those of the first levels are in a State of wonder conservation and are absolutely beautiful. Do not to directly see the stupas (amazing also) as the majority of tourists. Browse all levels from the bottom up (in the sense of clockwise if you want to do as the pilgrims) to admire these wonders of bas-reliefs in relative peace. The site is one of the most popular (and most expensive) nearby Jogjakarta but despite the crush of the last levels, it is absolutely unavoidable.show original
Eventhough the entrance fee foreign visitors are way too higher than the local, it is worth the price. The view was absolutely stunning and beautiful especially during sunrise and sunset. Just ignore ... read more »
Borobudur is like Angkor Wat: one of a kind. I recommend the sunrise tour (although you only get in at 6 am so sun will be up by the time you get in), since it won't be so busy nor so hot. Ignore the ... read more »
Awesome experience here. Went up the steps at 4am and waited for the sunrise for the next hours. The view of the valley from the top was fantastic. Had fun taking photos and examining the different bell-like structures up there too. Best time to go is dawn. Or dusk.
The best temple in the world. Anyway, you should visit this temple early in the morning to see the sunrise. And you don't want to miss the sunset either.
Been here for twice. My experiences are: ~The clogged parking lot, full of buses. Actually, they should apply a quota limitation. ~My advice would be go here earlier. ~Confusing exit from temple, yes, it's like a maze full of seller. ~try not to speak English, or the price will be more expensive. I tried this when I spoke English to them. Consider to bring your Indonesian friends instead. ~I bought some packaged foods, and only contain one or two pieces per pack. It's a fraud! Last but not least, ~Currently, it's cleaner than before. ~Beautiful place, if you're looking for a history site. I don't say for a photography. But don't hesitate to take a photo, in case for memento. ~Caucasians will be asked to take a picture together.
The mystical borobudur. Everyone should wear a 'sarung' before entering the temple. Ask for a guide to explain the borobudur history. It will be more helpful :)
Bucket list destination! Truly deserving of its place on the UNESCO World heritage list. A bit smaller than Angkor Wat because there is only one large temple complex, but still breath taking. Foreigners have english speaking guides available, be sure to wear long pants, otherwise they will give you a sarong (long skirt) to wear at the site. Have your student id handy if you have one to get half off your foreigner ticket (pricier than for Indonesian citizens)
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