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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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

One can only see its regalty, enjoy its serene and magnificent view during sunrise, where barely people there trying to ruin your mood by yelling, taking pictures, touching the stupa and selling stuffs. Stay at Manohara hotel to get easier access during sunrise.

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Hong Kong, China
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20 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Got picked up at the hotel at 3.30am to go to see sunrise at Borubudor. Drive takes about an hour then you hand over your 380k RPH and join the other tourists to sit on the temple and wait for the sun to rise. I'm not sure why but I thought it would be like Angkow Wat where you watch... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A holy site for Buddhist. It's one of the biggest monuments "stupa" in Buddhist history. Sunrise viewing is a must to experience the calm abiding mental stage, not just for photography of the breathtaking sunrise with Buddha's statue set as the foreground image, you may like take a moment to sit calmly or meditate, if you are practicing, to feel... More

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Worth visiting. If interested in history, do get a guide. Entrance fee for foreigners USD20. a bit costly.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Glad to see one of world's great wonder very well managed and maintained cleanliness. I wish the exit way could be simpler as I had to walk long way around the shops to reached the exit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

First off, let me say that you must read the description carefully before booking any tours. This was a mistake I (and 3 Brit girls made). We all thought we booked a sunrise tour. Apparently, the 'Beautiful Morning' tour does not include sunrise viewing. Anyway, Borobudur is about an hour drive from the city, and the scenery along the way... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed for one night at Manohara, which enabled us access to the temple for both sunset and sunrise. I would recommend going at dawn! We saw it from a nearby hill on the temple grounds, then entered the temple as it opened and watched the rest of the sunrise from there. A very different temple that is impressive even... More

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Lansing, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is best seen in the early morning. Don't miss having lunch at the Monohara Hotel with a front row seat of the passing elephants and tourists clambering over the temple

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a quite stunning and breathtaking place. One of the wonders of the ancient world. An absolute MUST see. The temple is huge and surrounded by a very nice park, its all well maintained and understandably gets crowded. Its a few hours outside of Yogyakarta but get there early and its perfect - we left our Hotel at 06.00.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth getting up at 4:00am for sunrise. Busy but not crowded - temperature is lovely this early in the morning but bring something to cover your shoulders. Get a guide - it adds so much more to the experience! If you are visiting on your own you will need a flash light. With our tour (4 people), we had... More

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