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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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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

'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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331 reviews 331 reviews
161 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

During my research, I felt like this was held up to the same standard as Angkor Wat and Bagan - and I think that left me feeling a little disappointed today. This is in now way comparable. On it's own merit it's fine. Certainly it's different than a lot of other temples we've seen. However, as far as the complex... More

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Java, Indonesia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Borobudur is a beautiful site to visit, not without reason one of the 8 man-made wonders of the earth. You can see the entire temple in about 2-3 hours, but if you like you can also walk here for hours more. If you respect tradition, you start by going up to the highest level from the west stairs, and... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

the borobudur temple looks majestic from a distance and up close. make sure to go there early (before 9am) so that it's not too crowded. be also prepared to climb a flight of stairs. it's advisable to get a guide so that there is someone to explain the details, etc.. but there are brochures and available information about the temple.

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Magelang, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I am from Magelang and I am never bored visiting this attraction. You'll need more than 1 hour to comprehend the full story of the temple. Visit Mendut, Pawon, and Ngawen too.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I bought daily local jointour i choose the early tour. they are pick up at my hotel at 5am. Reach Borobudur about 5.45am..It's prety good time to be there. No so many tourists sunset is over but still good condition to take photo. I think is good time to visit in early morning coz not too hot

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A few pointers from my humble perspective: 1. If your serious with your photography and plan to be there for sunrise or sunset, bring a tripod. There's very little point without one as you'll need to use high ISO meaning high noise. 2. Spend your time and don't rush. Walking the various levels and marvel at the bass reliefs will... More

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