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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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  • It was one of my dream destinations and finally made it. Although a bit too crowded the place is unique and if you follow it's history you can even take more out of it.  more »
  • Do yourself a favour and visit Borobudur if at possible while you are on Java. I have travelled to almost every country in Asia and Southeast Asia over 40 years. This is an extraordinary Buddhist temp...  more »
  • Impressive huge Buddhist temple , very beautiful, especially seen by sunrise. Tip: before the sun is starting to rise, go down and take photos of the entire temple ( because all the people will be on ...  more »
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  • Very impressive temple. Definitely worth the money. Eventho the sunrise tour is more expensive, I'd recommend doing this one. The shadows and lights are beautiful. It can get quite crowded unfortunately. Students get a 50% discount.
  • An AMAZING place to visit. If you are into history, architecture and all that, you could easily spend at least a whole day examining the etched stories (reliefs) on the walls. Do make time (and energy) to see the museums on the way out- the restoration of the temple over the last 200 years has been quite amazing. They are still continuing the restoration process. Part of the museum also explains what many of the reliefs in the temple are trying to depict. Just 2 pieces of advice- don't go there on an empty stomach; and beware the locals who will be hassling you at the exit to get you to buy stuff.
  • Ancient ambiance. Visited during noon and it was so hot. So many visitors on Sunday. Advisable to visit early morning to avoid the heat, bring water.
  • Entrance fee for foreigner IDR 190,000 IDR 400,000 (Sunrise) Totally recommends the sunrise. I love it so much I went twice. 1st day during the day and 2nd day for sunrise. It's so beautiful and peaceful here.
  • Very nice. Expensive, though, at Rp. 280000 per ticket for foreigners. The package rate for Borobudur plus Prambanan, which can be bought at either temple and is valid for two days, is Rp. 415000. Plus, my children, aged 8 and 12, got 50% discount each. We spent two hours at Borobudur and saw the main stupa. It was impressive. We did not get time, unfortunately, to visit the two on-site museums.