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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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Busan, South Korea
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

However, all in all, it's another Buddhist temple. The carvings are beautiful, and the history behind it is interesting, but it's not mind-blowing, especially with an $18 entrance fee! To get out, you have to walk through at least 500 meters worth of vendors (one of whom grabbed my arm and pulled me over to his stall). There are a... More

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We did a sunrise tour of this magnificent temple. Luckily we were there on the day with a nice clear day with a great sunrise. You are there around 5am ... pitchdark walking along with your guide up the temple and waiting for the sun to come up. The temperature was nice and cool and with more people gathering and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to Yogyakarta.. The place was clean and well managed. My sister managed to hire a local guide who spoke good English and knowledge of the place...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 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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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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Singapore
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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

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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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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