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Borobudur Temple

Magelang, Indonesia
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Magelang
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Constructed from massive blocks of volcanic stone, over a thousand reliefs are carved into this landmark pyramid-shaped monument.
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

i came here with the minibus from travel agency in hostel that i stayed. they offer me to see the sun rise from the hill before enter Borobudur. it was really amazing when i saw Borobudur from the top and also i can see Merapi Mountain. although there is cloud but it added the beautiful view of Borobudur. after that... More

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Viernheim, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

pros: the temple itself is huge. a must-see, really. if you have been in the temples at bali earlier youll notice the difference... no wonder this is an unesco world heritage there is some sort of rail-less train (i didnt go for a ride), a cinema with a documentary about the temple and a museum inside the temple area a... More

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Gladstone, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is a massive pyramid. You can climb up six tiers to the top. The top level has 72 stupas, each with a Buddha inside. Don't miss this.

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This place really make me proud for being indonesian! This Temple known for it's beautiful design and the magnificent structure. this place great for photography. The site is well maintained, and very attracting. You can enjoy beautiful scenery from top. Trully a wonder, a must-see, and best of the best temple i've ever seen. Wonderful.

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Jakarta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Perched in the middle of an ancient lake visible from Google Earth, this temple has always captivated thousands of visitors every year. And I have to say, it is indeed worth visiting to get a glimpse of the era when Java island was dominated by Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms. The best time to visit this temple is either early in... More

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Patong, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

The story could be little bit same as visiting Prambanan. Very good guide with explanation of everything. I can advise evryone to visit the most big Buddhist temple in the world.

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Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Vesak day 2014. Me. my boyfriend, and my friend visit Borobudur only for the lantern. Such a great experiences when we saw a thousand lantern released to the sky. Cant wait for next year Vesak :)

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 NEW

This huge Buddhist temple surrounded by vegetation and volcanoes, in the middle of Muslim country, is one of the truly great artifacts of this world. A visit comes with some hardship: the temple ground is surrounded by sellers of the usual things. They can be quite intruding. Also, the weather is rarely ideal for a visit. It is mostly either... More

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Indonesia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I live in Yogyakarta, so i already visited Borobudur Temple many times. It's really Indonesian Pride, which is you can learn the history of ancient story of Indonesia. You can join the sunrise tour in Borobudur and pay around IDR 280.000. Contact local tour or hotel around Magelang area, they can arrange it for you. You'll get entrance fee, morning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My students appreciated it but said that you really need to make sure that you have a guide to fully appreciate it and understand it. They didn't like the amount of sellers bombarding them trying to sell them things. Personally, the "official" photographer made us get up for this nice group photo but was unwilling to bargain down the price.... More

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