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Borobudur Temple

Address: Borobudur | Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Magelang 56553, Indonesia
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Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Constructed from massive blocks of volcanic stone, over a thousand...
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Type: Ancient ruins, Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Constructed from massive blocks of volcanic stone, over a thousand reliefs are carved into this landmark pyramid-shaped monument.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The Prambanan-Borobudur (2 temple) package tickets DO NOT include access to Borobudur to observe the famous sunrise. The grounds only open at 0630hrs (despite the ticket saying 0600hrs) which will make you miss the sunrise. The nearby Manohara Hotel "Centre for Borobudur Study" sells a separate Sunrise ticket for IDR380k which allows you to observe the sunrise from their grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The trip to Borobudur is a journey of a lifetime. From the time to start to take the stairs in a clockwise direction to the top of the temple, each one of them having a huge significant meaning and until you reach the top, its a souful experience all the way. The back drop of the mountains and the serenity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Borobudur temple is my favourite temple in Indonesia, but I always have mixed feeling about taking visitors there. The carvings and statues are so beautiful and serene, and the scenery exquisite, but if you go at the wrong time you may not be able to appreciate them fully. Last time I took my daughter, a New Zealand teenager, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Visit this heritage site during the Vesak or Wesak Day (Buddha's Birthday) and you will not be disappointed. There was a celebration or a match from Mendut to Borobudur on the day itself. It was a 3km walk where you will experience the piety of the believers. The entire ceremony started at about 1000hr and would end at about 1700hr... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I visited Borobudur for the sunrise tour. It is, in a word, spectacular. The sky was relatively clear and we could see all the colours spread across the sky as the sun rose. Didn't actually managed to see the sun as it was hidden behind clouds, but the entire effect of the morning mist, the view of the two volcanoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the coolest temples I have ever been to. After you visit this Buddhist temples it does make many others feel a bit superfluous. It is massive in every way (well it is the biggest in the world). It has several levels and you must walk all the way around each - there are many beautiful carvings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Sunset tour was a bit busy with hordes of tourists, but once most of them have taken their pictures and leave it's peaceful and stunning. Definitely worth going, but might be better off at 6am when the gate opens officially and the sunset tour groups have disappeared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been wanting to visit Borobodur since I was 17. Finally at 27 years old I got to witness this majestic Buddhist temple in front of my eyes. Worth the trip. Make sure you wear sunscreen and also wear the right shoes as the temple floor can be quite hot to walk on during the day. Entrance fee is Rp250.000... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I did not get the same holy vibe from it as I did from the nearby Hindu temple (I am not religious) but the telling of the life of Buddha by levels is educational and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The biggest Buddhist temple in the world, this amazing infrastructure shows you the greatest of the human capabilities.

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