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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. 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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  • In June2016,I planned to visit one of the most popular Relief in Jogjakarta,Central Java. To satisfy my inner Shangri-la's desire and with the assistance from our tour agent TOMO AND NANANG of JAVANA ...  more »
  • What can I say? You just have to go and see Borobudur in this lifetime! The stunning temple captivates both at sunrise and at sunset as well as during the day. I went several times to see the temple i...  more »
  • I joined a tour to travel from Jakarta to Ubud, Bali for two weeks. And for me, Borobudur Temple is indeed my favorite place in the whole trip (together with Mt. Bromo). It is indeed a magic place and...  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. The best time to go here is around sunrise time. If you are going by public transport, I advise you to come back to the bus stop before 6 PM. Last time I was here, I had to catch the bus on the street because we missed the last bus and finally found one around 9 PM.
  • So amazing and very well preserved. Try to stay at guest house here called Manohara, you'll definitely not regret that. Please, be very extra careful with touching stuffs which offered by the souvenirs sellers, you might broke it. It will be much better to just see the stuffs from a far. And the sellers will remember your face, so even if you say no to them before the entrance gate, they will come back to you nearby the exit gate.
  • A truly amazing experience, stepping back in time. The area is well protected and preserved. The temple is beautiful and totally worth visiting. I'd recommend going there for sunrise. It's truly magical. Can walk around the area and the ground and learn more about its incredible history
  • If you want to dodge the crowds, book a night in the hotel on the temple territory and go for "see the sunrise" tour. You'll have it to yourself and very few European tourists long enough to really enjoy it and appreciate all the beauty. It's a bit pricey, all right, but well worth the money.
  • Amazingly beautiful. It is close to 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta. Huge complex with quite a lot of shopping stalls. But don't try buying as most items are of poor quality.