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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  • Visited Borobudur independently, it is twice cheaper than taking a tour. Even in Russia bought plane tickets. The temple can be reached in several ways: If you don't have one taxi will be very profitable, even runs a direct bus (but the price is almost as per taxi). We rode on public transport, leaving the airport need to go slightly forward and find a covered stop cod, entry 3500 rupees. Next to the bus station, Jombor 5V to go with stop and go astray, you will not be a special person shouts "Borobudur" and accompanies you to the bus stop, he collects money for a ticket (25 000rupij). Borobudur station terminus, offering their services there bikes and Tuk-tuks, before Temple 5 minutes drive. It is better to buy tickets directly at the two temples, so the more profitable (40 bucks for two tickets). For foreigners the individual offices, not people, and provide a welcome drink. You can take an English-speaking guide on the temple. The temple is beautiful, but we don't feel the atmosphere: it was hot, and constantly asked to be photographed, that themselves are able to take photos.
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  • It is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. One should experience the sunrise at site... it is remarkable. Lots of sculptures depicting Buddhas life. Remember it is the only temple where no foun...  more »
  • Simply stunning, what easily can be created by human hands. A highlight on our tour through Java. A visit to Borobudur can be really everyone recommended.
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  • It's a worth place to visit. Biggest Buddhist Temple in Indonesia and was one of 7 wonders in the world. They have nice horse cart drive and a museum. But please bring an umbrella to protect you from the sun. Always crowded during weekends or even weekdays. It's better to visit in early morning for the sunrise because it's not really crowded. They have good restaurants too.
  • A must visit. The biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia and in the world. We had a horse cart tour with a 3 years old and we loved it. Better to bring umbrella to protect from the Sun. Do not hesitate to do photos with other people. Sunrise is good to do on dry season. Enjoy !
  • The Best Iconic & Heritage place in Central Java. Have several times set foot in the court of this Borobudur temple. and like never to be bored to come back and come back here. The nuances of natural beauty blend with the history thick with the culture presented so beautiful and real. It's good enough and neatly arranged from the entrance to the exit, including the arrangement of sellers' stalls and clear and visible information boards. But still need to also increase in parking side, still feel shambles and less professional. Especially when there are events at national and even international scale, there is a need for improvement in good organization governance.
  • Tourist destination. You must go there, if you were in Indonesia. You can see historic landmark. To reach Borobudur temple, you could go with tour package, or just came here using public transport. The temple surrounded with big area, consist of shopping arcade, big garden, and elephant attraction. I have been here several times, as time goes by, you can see the changes the government made. To enter the temple area, you must wear traditional clothe. Easy, they rent it for free. The last time I was here, I spent my time to take a bike ride with my son, It is a big temple, simply just take tour with your bike around it, stop each time you see Instragrammable spot, or simply just have a long walk.
  • Loved this place as you can see a magnificent Buddhist Temple as a part of Indonesian History with the mountain as backdrops. The place are big with a museum, hotel and restaurant provided, so take your time to explore but do visit the temple first to avoid crowds. The ticket price might be a bit overpriced but its worth to visit. Come here early in the morning to avoid crowds as this is a popular place for school trips and tour
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