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Borobudur Temple

Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 10 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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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Yes, it might be (is) the most photographed and visited tourist attraction of Indonesia and yes it is hard to make a picture as people are continuously in your lens. And yes, at daytime it is too hot and in the morning it's too early. However, it's all worth it. Just try to enjoy its beauty and pretend no-one's there... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Really amazing, unique place. Very beautiful. The facilities are really good, and the grounds are carefully maintained. We got a random guide at the entrance, and he was knowledgeable and helpful (and 75,000). It is relatively expensive to enter, but well worth it. Didn't go for sunrise, but instead got there around 9am. It was busy but not crowded at... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I used a tour to get to the temple. We arrived around 6:30 AM and it was slightly cloudy. Because I have a KITAS, I was able to get the local rate at 30.000 IDR. I tried to purchase a package for both Borobudor and Prambanan Temples but was told that I could not, even though it was listed on... More

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

So So, after coming from Cambodia and Ankor Watt was a little disappointed.. Not on the same scale and over priced for tourists. Much to many vendors on site all pushing there products.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are in Yogyakarta, be sure to visit the Borobudur Temple. It is about one hour from Jogja. It is recommended that you visit the Merapi Volcano first and then go to Borobudur afterwards. I hired a tour guide (75,000 rupiah) who gave me a one hour tour of the temples. It is really amazing. Bring some water because... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spectacular visit. It's worthwhile to be there at 6 am to beat the crowds; having said that, it wasn't really that busy; maybe because of Ramadhan, so loads of great pics without too many other folks on our pictures ;-)

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yk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went there in the morning and Look at the sunrise. It was really beautiful. You could not believe that they made this temple hundreds years ago. What a work of art.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Try to go either first thing when it opens at 6am or 4pm, much cooler then and less crowds. The best way to see this temple is to stay at the only hotel within the temple grounds, the cost of the hotel accommodation includes entrance to the temple. You can go as often as you like while staying at the... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Borobudur is best seen at dawn, when the air is fresh and full of birdsong. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields, and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience. This tour offers a different experience... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

'Temple' is the wrong word for this place -- 'monument', 'educational area' or 'walk-through mandala' would describe it better. It's amazing how well preserved some of the reliefs still are after all this time. Entrance fee is a hefty 230.000 IDR but it's well worth it, as this place is as good as it gets. We hired a guide for... More

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