Indonesia Travel Guide


Borobudur is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. The colossal pyramid looms out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops.

Visitors can walk through narrow corridors with thousands of decorative stone carvings, exposing the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist relief in the world. This pilgrim walk is about 5km long. The best time for a visit is at dawn or sunset; as if you travel at these times you will be able to catch something of the spirit of this majestic temple.

The ticket includes entrance to Karmawibhangga Archaeological Museum, which is near to the temple and shows tools and equipment from the restoration of the temple as well as many original stone carvings. Today, Borobudur is one of the main attractions in Indonesia that you should not miss.

Travel to Borobudur

INFO: lost and found

Borobudur was built probably 750-850 during the reign of the Sailendra dynasty. As the center of power of Java in the 10th and 11 Century moved to the East, perhaps in conjunction with the eruption of Merapi in 1006, the temple was forgotten and was buried by volcanic ash and vegetation. Borobudur was rediscovered in 1814, and many years later from 1973 on a restoration program brought large parts of the site back to former glory. Borobudur was recognized in 1991 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

HOTEL: Rajasa Hotel

Hotel Jakarta Jl. Badrawati No. 2, Magelang, Java from $ 8 p/n
From this hotel, Borobudur is just only within 200meters walking distance. This hotel is really appealing because of its unique style with a mixture of stonework, bamboo and wood.

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