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Borobudur Temple

Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Magelang
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: No visit to Indonesia could be considered complete if you miss out visiting some of the more interesting places including Borobudur in Magelang and... more »
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What an amazing sight this is to see when you first behold it. It was not too crowded when we were there, although the central steps get pretty busy. The steps are steep too. I am a fit senior, and took a walking stick along with me just for this trip. I needed it two or three times really to... More

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france
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The last time we visited here was 20 years ago. The visit was then spoiled by boys following you everywhere! All this has changed for the good. Around the Borobodur is a vast park with excellent facilities. Getting out is a "hassle". You have to walk through a village of stalls with everywhere the same souvenirs. We paid only 10%... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't let talk about crowds put you off. Yes it's busy, but most people stick to the stairs and don't walk around to see the carvings. We went on a public holiday, battled the crowds up the stairs then had the place to ourselves as we walked around the different levels. We had our pictures taken with loads of school... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was my 1st visit to massive ancient temple at Yogya. Start trip pick up at 4 am from hotel.i arrange my trip from hotel and shared with other group( for min for tour is 2 adult.) Started with hiking to up hill to view Borobudur sunrise, unfortunately that day was cloudy. Then, proceed to Borobudur temple pay the entrance... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Catch the sunrise at Borobudur. It is an amazing experience! The play of colors in the sky, coupled by mist against the backdrop of Mount Merapi and Mount Sumbing... Feels almost surreal! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Truly a remarkable place. The height at which the temple starts to the height that you ascend. Breath taking views all the way. Lovely surroundings - huge hills with stunning silver clouds - stories sculpted on walls - a feat. to eyes, a pleasure for photographers.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I will go again, maybe on Ramadan when it is quieter. There were too many people there and you could not get a sense of the place. Plus being bombarded by all the people outside trying to sell you stuff was annoying.

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Mumbai
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

As we entered the compound, it stood before us, an enormous and imposing structure. Borobudur is a World Heritage Site. A Mahayana Buddhist Temple, it's a mix of Buddhist and local architecture as also creative and artistic influences from the Gupta empire of ancient India.This immense structure has over 500 statues of the Buddha in different meditative poses at each... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was stunned when I first saw the temple right infront of my eyes. I will not bore you with historical facts now, just google before you go. A great history unfolding with a serene beauty at the sunrise. I went with a sunrise tour meaning i had to wake up at 3.30 am. We were 2 people hired a... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Worth to visit this temple which well maintain, clean and safety. Photo lovers should come for sunrise or sunset with best views at this hours.

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