We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Borobudur Temple

Magelang, Indonesia
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

1,410 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    984
    343
    66
    11
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We rented a motorbike and followed signs north out to Borobudur (about 40mins away) We left at sunrise, we were told it gets quite crowded at sunrise and didn't mind getting there just after. Keep a map with you! Parking for the day 3RPH and entrance 220RPH (a little over priced i think but they are restoring it!) We got... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zaandam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the Borobudur temple and we were lead to the entrance gate for foreign visitors. The entrance fee was quite high for us. I wonder how much Indonesian people had to pay? The temple is beautiful and impressive, really one of the world's wonders. The endless number of souvenir sellers with all the same wholesalers however, was annoying.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very impressive construction. Also very clean and well reconstructed/maintained. We didn't have the time but a full tour with a guide is recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Massachusetts
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Go for the sunrise tour. The scale, artistry and history of this place are all amazing. You have to see it if you are anywhere near here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Butuan, Philippines
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

First of all I have visited temples and world heritage sites all over Southeast Asia thinking I was all templed out, and you know what i mean if you have explored these spectacular temples in places like Cambodia and Siem Reap and Ankor Wat, Thailand, Loas, Vietnam and China. The Borobudur Temple is exceptional and makes you appreciate the amazing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Japan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great to see but you really need a tour guide which is offered in the temple. The Temple is so big that I wouldn't even know where to go if it weren't for our tour guide. He also explained a lot of the history as went through the temple. There are also lots of flea market stalls that sell souvenirs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Magical place! Did the sunrise tour which was quite disappointed. No explanation given and we were not even told which was the sunrise direction! Wish we had hire a guide to explain to us more of the artifact

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Try and make it for the early morning sunrise tour. you can get the passes/tickets from the Manohara hotel right by the entrance or in our case, the passes were provided by the guest house we were staying in. You climb up with flashlights that are provided with your pass. Within 15 mins you are at the top. The climb... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We travelled to Yogyakarta just for this and it's really worth the effort.The stupas are lovely .A truly amazing architecture.Don't miss the souvenier stalls at the exit.They have really good bargains compared to downtown in Malioboro .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fabulous and imposing budist temple. One of the most beautiful temples I've ever seen. It was built in the 8th and 9th century, in 3 layers: the pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and in the top a monumental Stupa. The walls and balustrades decorated with bas-reliefs, cover a total... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Borobudur Temple also viewed

Banyuwangi, East Java
 

Been to Borobudur Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Borobudur Temple?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing