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Borobudur Temple

Join the other pilgrims visiting one of the world’s largest Buddhist temples for its profound meaning and spectacular architecture.

Borobudur Temple is an otherworldly Mahayana Buddhist temple compound. The UNESCO site comprises nine layered platforms and myriad shapes that come together to form this astounding complex. Marvel at the sheer invention and variation in the décor and architecture in one of Buddhism’s most prominent and iconic monuments.

Arrive for sunrise to see the silhouettes of the temple spires against the dramatic backdrop of the sky. Surrounding the complex is the green, lush terrain of the Kedu Plain, which contains volcanoes and mountains. Marvel at the excellent attention to detail in the 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

Each side of the square base is 387 feet (118 meters) long. Climb up the many layers of the structure, which is made from dark gray andesite stone. At the central summit of the enormous monument is a large dome surrounded by 72 Buddha sculptures.

Employ a travel guide for a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the Buddhist statues. The archaeological park also contains the Samudraraksa Museum and the Karmawibhangga Museum, which shed light on local history.

Ride the miniature train with your kids for a fun way to get around the complex. Consider renting a bicycle to travel around the site and the surrounding villages in the area. Admire artisanal products form local vendors at the stalls outside the monument’s park. Haggling over price is common practice.

Relax in the serene grounds that surround the monument. Lay down a blanket and enjoy a picnic with your friends.

The site opens daily from early morning until late afternoon. There is a fee to enter the complex. Discounts are available for students. Combination deals that include a visit to the Prambanan temple compound are available. Pay an additional fee to ride the small train.

Borobudur Temple is in Central Java, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north-west of Yogyakarta. Drive here from the city center in around 75 minutes. Take a bus from the Jombor bus terminal or try the Trans Jogja bus.


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Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa Rp3.800.000
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Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

Dusun Tanjungan Borobudur, Borobudur, Central Java
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Borobudur resort is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Borobudur Temple, Punthuk Setumbu and Candi Pawon. Mendut Buddhist Monastery and Candi Mendut are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel Rp1.275.000
    Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel

    Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel

       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Borobudur hotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Punthuk Setumbu and Borobudur Temple. Samudraraksa Museum and Candi Pawon are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      OYO 2519 Mayang Garini Rp81.414
      OYO 2519 Mayang Garini

      OYO 2519 Mayang Garini

         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Borobudur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samudraraksa Museum and Borobudur Temple. Candi Pawon and Mendut Buddhist Monastery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Sarasvati Borobudur Rp661.157
        Sarasvati Borobudur

        Sarasvati Borobudur

        Jl. Balaputradewa 10, Borobudur, Central Java
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Borobudur, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Candi Pawon and Borobudur Temple. Mendut Buddhist Monastery and Candi Mendut are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          OYO 2068 Abhaya Mudra Homestay Rp178.597
          OYO 2068 Abhaya Mudra Homestay

          OYO 2068 Abhaya Mudra Homestay

          Jl. Medang Kamulan No.9, Borobudur
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Borobudur, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Candi Pawon and Borobudur Temple. Samudraraksa Museum and Mendut Buddhist Monastery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            OYO 860 Rajasa Hotel Rp213.223
            OYO 860 Rajasa Hotel

            OYO 860 Rajasa Hotel

            2, Jl. Badrawati No.2, Dusun XVIII, Borobudur, Borobudur
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Borobudur, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samudraraksa Museum and Borobudur Temple. Candi Pawon and Mendut Buddhist Monastery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              The Amrta Borobudur Rp398.595
              The Amrta Borobudur

              The Amrta Borobudur

              Jl. Badrawati, Magelang, Borobudur, Yogyakarta
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Borobudur Temple and Candi Pawon. Mendut Buddhist Monastery and Candi Mendut are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                OYO 1885 Wisma Wongso Syariah Rp858.644
                OYO 1885 Wisma Wongso Syariah

                OYO 1885 Wisma Wongso Syariah

                Jl. Pramudyawardhani No.36, Dusun XVI, Borobudur, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang, Borobudur, Yogyakarta
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Borobudur, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Candi Pawon and Borobudur Temple. Samudraraksa Museum and Mendut Buddhist Monastery are also within 3 miles (5 km).