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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  • We reached the top before 5:15 sunrise (hour+ drive from Yogyakarta) and took an English speaking guide. I’d highly recommend both. Surrounded by nature, mountains, thankfully preserved by modern day ...  more »
  • Booked at the local hotel and morning 4:00 30 departure to local pick-up. One bike in 2 possible ass and. Tickets, snacks and souvenirs with is 850000 rupiah. When we arrived, and introduced to Japan Guide. About 2 hours in the IDR 200000! Move us to take photos and description of the ruins so efficiently, so recommend. I do not know do not explain the ruins is not the history of Buddhism and local character, are represented by sculptures and making. From sunrise at the nearly 60000 people gather from June through August in the season especially August is tourists from the Netherlands, recommended that do not.
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  • The Borobobur temple is best visited in the morning (we were there from 8 am till 11 am) and through the Manohar entrance. See the video about this place there before going up- it will help. Get a goo...  more »
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  • A must-see UNESCO site in Indonesia. Once you get past the persistent hawkers, it's a beautiful walk through a nature reserve to see the Buddhist temple. You have several options for a tour. There's a 4:30am sunrise tour and also a sunset tour. Both are a little more expensive than general admission, but all prices are around 25 USD for foreigners. There are two small museums on the site, but I found them unremarkable. However, there's a nature preserve about one mile (depending on your route) from the temple, and you can see elephants playing. If you want to see the offices within the nature preserve, you'll need to make an appointment--they're not used to anyone wanting to visit their offices. (September 2017)
  • This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a fascinating piece of history. If you're a foreigner, be prepared to pay around $25 USD. I suggest you hire a tour guide for one hour for 100,000 rupiah (about $7.50). Be prepared for the vendors: if you show interest, they will follow you "to the ends of the earth" (but not inside the site). Be a good negotiator and don't overpay (too much). Offer 25% of what's asked and settle for 33-40% Remember to smile; it's part of the experience!
  • An amazing site. A must, if venturing across Central Java. Facilities there are good, although not as to be expected at major attractions say, on Bali. Of course depending on the time of year, be prepared for very little shade around the main site. Hats and long sleeves essential.
  • Horrendous entry fee £15, and they force you to walk out via a market in the hope to buy some of their wares. Really not worth the entrance fee but lovely views on a clear day and good pics can be taken. I just found it really boring.
  • Beautiful temple with an impressive story. They charge tourists much much more then the locals. Still it's really stunning to see. Don't forget to walk down in layer s, as there is beautiful architecture hidden everywhere!

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