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“religious procession in the magnificent temple” 4 of 5 stars
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Borobudur Temple
Borobudur | Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Magelang 56553, Indonesia
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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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“religious procession in the magnificent temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

determine the diversity of beliefs in Indonesia with seeing Budhist - Waisak Ceremony at the Borobudur Temple

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“Back and there again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Just visited borobudur temple today, 5 aug 2013. It has been many years since the last time I visited this ancient temple. You can see beautiful sunrise on top of borobudur temple, just remember to wake up earlier.

Visited August 2013
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“Recommend to catch sunrise at Borobudur”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We opted to catch sunrise here and it was a great choice. The view was very beautiful and serene. You can literally see the sunrise coming out from my merapi.
Just be equipped with great cameras to snap off.
The early mornings can be pretty chilling for the tropics, around 18-20 degrees so bring a cardigan in case.
The sunrise trip includes a mini torch light for you to navigate up the temple in the darkness as well as some tea or coffee and goreng pisang (fried banana) after your visit.

Visited July 2013
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“A world heritage indeed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We flew to Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur, located about 2 hours from the airport. We stayed at the Manohara Hotel in the Borobudur grounds for one night to have an unhurried visit to the temple. One should watch the nicely-done video at the hotel before going to the temple. Then, one gets to appreciate the art and the stories and lessons depicted by the carvings on the temple walls. We would have wanted to get on the sunrise tour because of the more dramatic use of torches, the, appearance of the sun between the two volcanoes, etc. But we were dead tired and could not imagine waking up at dawn. Nevertheless, the sunset tour was worth the trip to this remote place. The structure itself is awesome, one can only gush at how the temple was done without modern-day equipment! A world heritage indeed! You should get a very good tour guide to extract the most out of the temple visit.

Visited June 2013
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“One of the Few "Must-See" Temples in Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Borobodur Temple, an hour away from Yogyakarta in Indonesia has been considered one of the Seven Man-made wonders of the world, and indeed it is a sight to behold! It was built as a monument to Siddharta Buddha in the 9th-10th century. It has stone carvings all over the temple walls which are supposed to depict stages in the life of Buddha. This huge temple has different levels, each level depicting the stage of "nirvana" one has reached. The influence of Hinduism in its overall architecture is apparent, as many Hindus had settled in Central Java at that time. To go there from Jakarta, one takes a one hour 15 minute flight to Yogyakarta, then one can rent a car from the airport or join a tour to go to the temple, if one does not intend to stay overnight. However, I would recommend staying at least one night in a Yogyakarta hotel, and just rent a car with a driver from the hotel, which is not expensive anyway. In this way one can go at his own pace, and even squeeze in a stop at the Prambanan Hindu Temple which is quite interesting, too. There is an option to get a tour guide with the car and driver, however, when one reaches the temples, temple tour guides are available on site, thus, the guide with the driver is not necessary. There is a park in front of the temple which one has to pass on foot, so one must wear comfortable shoes and if it's sunny, wear a hat. It is worth going through all that trouble, though...

Visited April 2013
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