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Borobudur Temple

Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 11 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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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Magnificent historic Buddhist temple. As a history teacher, it was breathtaking. It was worth planning and making the trek to Java. I had a tour guide who was helpful and interesting through his thick accent. I did have to ask him to slow down as I wanted to take my time and later returned to the top without my guide... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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95 reviews 95 reviews
71 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Being the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, and the top tourism destination in Indonesia, Candi Borobudur is a must-see for anyone visiting Indonesia. I decided to see both the sunrise tour and the regular tour of Borobudur. The sunrise tour involves waking up very early and going to the monument at 4:30 am. This tour is managed by the... More

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Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Have been here twice already in a span of a year and they are continuously improving how to manage the crowd. This is good as they are recognizing what needs to be improved and can be improved. Be ready to have an umbrella or hat as you tour the temples. The guides are not only good in giving a brief... More

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Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have been visited Borobudur temple on 13 Oct, the entrance fee for foreign visitor is damn expensive is about USD 25, but for local only about USD 3. That's a big big big gap.......... When reached at the parking, that were lots of umbrella, drinking and sarong sellers keep following u and it feel really uncomfortable, they keep asked... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Worth getting up early for to see the glories of the temple and surrounding landscape gently revealed by the dawn light. Lovely place for breakfast, too, plus delightful gamelan music.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth doing the sunrise tour even if an early start at 3 am! Wonderful views across the valley as the sunrises behind the temple and Mt Merapi. Added advantage that you then get entry to the temples whilst still fairly quiet without too many other tourists around

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Kuala Lumpur
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I have been there 3 times, not because I like it so much, but it is a must see, therefore if I have first timers accompanying me to Jogja, I will surely bring them here. If you happen to visit it, do get a local tour guide, it is cheap and worth your time as the guide will explain what... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you like history and archaeology, this is definitely a must see. The tourist price is different from the local price, and those security guards are @holes making a big deal of something so little. as I was a part of a big group with about 80 locals, what is 1 tourist using the local ticket? anyway... wow is all... More

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lyon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we want for the sunrise in Borobudur temple , one of the best remember during our holidays ! we arrived at 5:00 in the morning , it was amazing to see the sunrise , with the beautiful panorama ...

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Saudi Arabia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
68 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Outstanding. You can easily spend hours here. It is a photographer's dream. However, it is also a place of peace and reflection, its setting adding to the serenity. It's easy to forget about the other visitors and lose yourself in your thoughts and contemplations. Once you have descended, you will be mobbed by vendors. Do not buy from the first... More

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