Private Borobudur Sunrise Tour from Destination Expert for Ubud, Pemuteran, Yogyakarta. Destination Expert for Cambodia. Read our community guidelines. Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted. See All Borobudur Conversations. Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel. All hotels in Borobudur TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Taxes, fees not included for deals content. If you purchase the sunrise ticket, staff will give you a flashlight so that you can make your way over in the dark.
Be careful of the steps up to the platform. As with most ancient structures the steps are high and uneven. I wore flip flops with a long dress and was perfectly fine but just watch your footing. If you return your flashlight, the museum gives you a souvenir scarf to keep which I thought was a nice touch.
From the Yogyakarta airport, Borobudur temple is a one hour drive northward. In October when I went, the sun rose at about 5am. Just roll out of bed, walk over and show up!
It appears that they raise this fee every couple months, info current as of November The Phoenix is ideally located in the historic city center and is a beautiful, historic hotel with every level of comfort including a stunning pool! Its located in Magelang, 9 miles about a 15 minute drive from Borobudur and more affordable. Another thing to consider is the mist. This can make the sky quite hazy and misty. I thought the mist added extra mystery and flair to my shots and an Indonesian local told me that arriving a couple hours later would mean the mist settled over the tops of the temple, partly obscuring it.
Weather and time of year is a factor to consider. There are some tours which will pick you up in time for the Borobudur Sunrise tour and others which will just do both tours in one day. Other tours of interest while in Yogyakarta include a hike to volcanic Mount Merapi where you can see the after effects of items destroyed in the last eruption, a visit to the beautiful light-filled cave Jomblang as well as tours of other smaller temples in Yogyakarta. Check often for routes and fares here.
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I use and recommend Allianz travel insurance. Just after the access gate of Prambanan there is a small train that drives past at regular intervals that you can jump on for free that will take you around the grounds of Prambanan and to Sewu. Similarly to Prambanan Sewu also has a central compound with a large temple and is surrounded by hundreds of smaller temples. The vast majority of these however have been destroyed by the Yogyakarta earthquake.
They had to erect metal frame structures around the main temple to prevent it from collapsing, today these metal structures are gone and you can visit the inside of the temple. They are trying to reconstruct also the other small temples around it but this is a long and laborious task, made harder by the fact that a lot of stones are missing. Have you visited the temples of Yogyakarta before?
How did you find it? Let me know in the comments below! We only had one day in Yogyakarta so we did an organised tour that took us to see all the temples in one go.
My personal favourite was Borobudur, although Prambanan was also impressive in its size and architecture. If you want to explore more temples in Indonesia, check out this guide to the best 15 temples in Bali. Greta is a full time traveller and blogger.
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Exploring Prambanan, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Exploring the stupas of Borobudur in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Exploring the Borobudur temple compound. Exploring Borobudur in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Some of the statues and details of Borobudur.