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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  • It’s true that this is a touristy place and the temple is one of the most visited sites in Indonesia, once you accept this its really beautiful and worth the visit. We avoided the weekend did the 04.3...  more »
  • Originally during rainy season amid the 3 time out hotel that dares challenge the Sunrise brightens the grows gradually became suspicious when the weather is fine it has snowed in. Site itself is still a mysterious often seems, quite a number of the three largest Buddhist monument in the most mysterious. I think it is so people can see Sunrise photo while we also want to try.
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  • Been visiting the temple since I was little. The old days the road to reach the temple by car was small. It got better during the 90s. The parking lot used to be a slaughter Field for tourists. People...  more »
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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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