Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur Temple
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Borobudur Temple Compounds This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from HK$347.70
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Yor H Diana
4 contributions
temple is close until further notice
Sep 2021
incredible staff at Borobudur temple help Us navigate to the process. let us in but not too close. next time
Written 18 September 2021
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Fabbie
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
Amazing and memorable
May 2021 • Friends
Well it really is a wonderful place full of surprises. The architecture is amazing. The history of how they built this amazing work of art is awesome. I would compare it with perfect Lego pieces one on top of another in this time and age.
The spirituality it represents cannot be ignored. Please take time to visit the museum. We met an amazing guide called Ismael, he’s worked there for 28 years and he’s a fountain of knowledge about the history and took the time to explain every picture and all the historical art.
Every piece that could not be restored is at the museum. It was a day well spent.
The people we met are friendly and hospitable. Some asked to take pictures with us , please don’t be offended. It’s being a foreign visitor in times when the country is closed due to covid 19. On that note, all protocols are followed.
Due to this pandemic, climbing to the top is not allowed and timing is restricted. Best to check this before going. All in all, amazing and highly recommended.
Written 28 June 2021
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petit_sylph
Markham, Canada100 contributions
One of the oriental wonders
Apr 2020
The structure of temple is really special and rare. It made me always thinking about the religional meaning of reliefs,pagodas and Buddha figures during the tour.I strongly recommend to visit the sunrise at borobudur.
Written 13 April 2021
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Varun Khanna
Jakarta, Indonesia70 contributions
A must see!
Mar 2021 • Family
We will probably need to make another trip to enjoy this heritage site & explore it extensively as the access to stupas were shut due to Covid during our visit.
Written 25 March 2021
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Azriel S
1 contribution
Visiting to Candi Borobudur
Dec 2020
Visiting Borobudur Temple is a very good idea for adventurers. There we can see how the structure of the temple is and what is special about this Borobudur temple. So far I have been to Borobudur temple about 3-4 times in 2018 and 2019, and every time I go to the temple it's never boring. Around the temple, there are lots of people who sell like; food, drinks, souvenirs, and so on. In addition, many people also visit temples, because at that time they are on a year-end vacation. Borobudur Temple has many steps to the top. When I was at the peak, it felt really good and I could see the city of Magelang to the end. Indeed, this Borobudur temple is very large and interesting to visit while on vacation.
Written 23 February 2021
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Aldi Affandy
Balikpapan, Indonesia1 contribution
my experience on the gigantic temple of borobudur
Mar 2020
Borobudur is one of the best places you can visit in magelang. I’ve visited this temple for the second time, but it still manages to amaze me.

the size of this temple is gigantic, and it has a lot of history behind it. You can ask the person there, or look it up on google. There is a long set of stairs leading you to the top of the temple. You may think that it's going to exhaust you, it doesn't feel that much of an exercise. Besides, there are a lot of carving on the walls of the temple. You can go straight for the top, or stop by on one of the floors and admire the carvings. Once you got to the top, you'll be rewarded with the scenery or the dozens of stupa (mound) surrounding the top dome. there is a second set of stairs, leading you to the exit.

even though to get to the temple is a long walk, it is still an awesome experience, seeing a literal historical temple in front of your eyes. I would definitely visit for the third time if I had the chance.
Written 23 February 2021
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genthong homestay
Borobudur, Indonesia48 contributions
Amazing Borobudur
Aug 2020
It is one of the historical places in Indonesia. Located in Borobudur village, Magelang regency, Central Java. So, it is NOT in Yogyakarta.
However, it is only 1 hour by motorbike from Yogyakarta. 1,5 hrs from the new airport of Yogyakarta (YIA).
The best part to stay nearby is #genthonghomestay
Written 28 December 2020
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salesstaff
We're glad that your trip to Borobudur temple is amazing. Thank you for your review!
Written 31 December 2020
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Muriya DMC
Surabaya, Indonesia13 contributions
Never get tired of seeing the splendor of Borobudur temple
Sep 2020
Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Been here for about more than 20 times and I am very proud of it.
Written 3 December 2020
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salesstaff
Wonderful!
Written 6 December 2020
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ireneario
Jakarta, Indonesia41 contributions
Beautiful Indonesia 🇮🇩
Nov 2020 • Couples
I am proud to have borobudur temple as an one of the wonders of the world, clean and high maintain by government. Must visit!
Written 23 November 2020
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salesstaff
YAY! Thank you for your review.
Written 31 December 2020
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quinni_224
Cowra, Australia2,743 contributions
Explore the grandeur
Nov 2019
With the limited time we had in Jogja, my brother and I wanted to see as much as we could and Borobudur Buddhist Temple was on top of the list.

This 9th century temple, is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. This became very apparent to us as we approached the (roughly) 525 stair incline. The climb, while challenging, was worth it to explore the grandeur of the site. The temple itself, consists of nine stacked platforms, (six square and three circular), topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa (mound), and we did our absolute darnedest to view them all.

During our visit, we became aware that a large group of school children on an excursion, were undertaking communication assignments for their English language class. We became popular people to have conversations with, and were happy to help them with this. As a 'thank you', they treated us to a performance of a traditional Indonesian song, which was absolutely beautiful.

I must note, that as we were leaving, it became evident that there were elephants and other animals in captivity at the site. While this did not completely ruin the experience, it did not sit well with us.

Also, be aware there are a lot of peddlers near the entrance/exit that can be very pushy.
Written 29 October 2020
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salesstaff
Thank you for your review and visit
Written 31 December 2020
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