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Borobudur Temple Compounds
Borobudur Temple Compounds

Borobudur Temple Compounds

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Jl Jogja - Solo Km 16 Prambanan Sleman Yogyakarta
+62 274 496402
http://borobudurpark.com/en/temple/borobudur-2/
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A shrine to Buddha and a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Java's Borobudur is not to be missed. Buried under volcanic ash for years, the site was finally cleared in 1814. Made of six square platforms, ... Read more
more than 2,600 panels and 500 Buddha statues, this is a true architectural gem and you should take your time wandering around the grounds. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. If crowds don't scare you, time your visit with Vesak, the annual celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.

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Jakarta

It was so wonderful temple and place I seen ever. It is very recommended for local or foreigner tourism. Good job.

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Semarang

A stunning buddhist temple!
Great view of surroundings.
Nice sunrise and sunset.

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Klang

The Borobudur Temple Compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Jawa, Indonesia. It was build in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces. The trunk of a conewith three circular platforms and, the top, amonumental stupa.

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Foster City

One of the biggest temple complex in the world. I didn't realize it was big until actually see it with my own eyes. One of the top 10 wonders for me. Each bell shaped stupa has a Buddha statue carved inside it.

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Singapore

A place to be rain or shine, this UNESCO World Heritage, presents a place of tranquility.

Left before dawn at 3am from Royal Ambarrukmo but to be caught in the rain when we were headed for Borobudur Sunrise

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Pelaihari, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia

place a beautiful, place the quiet and peaceful. as a Temple the world's largest, Borobudur is a place that very beautiful to visit

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Manila

Biggest Buddhist compound in the world, I think. Most people go straight to Bali but I think Borobudur is worth a detour.

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Voss

Borobudur is a 9th-century UNESCO World Heritage Buddhist Temple in Magelang, a good hours drive from Yogyakarta City. The place is spectacular at sunrise, either viewed from within the compound or from a nearby hill. Best option is to get the Manohara Hotel early-bird package which will let you in long time before the crowds.

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Anchorage

Spectacular 9th century Buddhist monument rising out of a green valley in Central Java. Situated close to Yogyakarta.

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Surakarta, Indonesia

Borobudur, the ancient buddhist temple in Magelang Indonesia; make sure to put it on your list to visit .

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The Hague

Try to get here as early as possible so you escape most of the tourists and the midday heat. Borobudur is beautiful and offers a great view when you make it to the top.
Just like the Prambanan there will be lots of men offering to be your guide. If you would like to know more about the carvings, try to find a man who speak decent English. Here you will not find students offering to guide you in exchange for them to learn their English.

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Palo Alto

One thing I have to say about Borobudur:
You should experience it at sunrise. Arrive at five in the morning when it is still dark and you'll see the structure magically transform. First of all, it's quiet and you'll have the ancient structure to yourself. Then, as the sun rises, its rays will glow on the volcanic stone reliefs. This is the best time to take photos. I would also recommend to Sit on top, close your eyes and listen to the surrounding villages waking up (cocks crowing, dogs barking, domestic activity) By the time you leave, (7 or 8am) cycle through the villages. Absolutely magical.

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Sydney

Rising up from a park in the center of the small town of the same name, the Buddhist monument here (reputedly the largest in the world) rises in nine levels culminating in a gigantic central stupa. Each tier boasts superb bas relief carvings telling stories from the Buddhist scriptures, though you’ll certainly need a guide (around 80,000IDR) to interpret them. At the time of writing, the iconic top third of the monument (which also yields the best views) was disappointingly closed for restoration after the eruption of nearby Mt. Merapi, which covered it in ash. As Indonesia’s single biggest tourist draw, Borobudur is certainly worth your time to visit from Jogjakarta, though its enormous repute is hard to live up to.

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Great place, great building, great mountain surround, great park, great God's creature

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Jakarta

an amazing temple located on yogyakarta ,indonesia. definitely a place that you must visit if you go to yogyakarta :)

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Bojonegoro

if a visit to Borobudur do not forget to stop in the museum borobudur, I think the museum borobudur is very cool

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Sarnia

The very old carving is unbelievable This was rebuilt within the last 20 years. It is historically important.. Lots of steps to climb.

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Denpasar

Borobudur is actually located in Magelang, Central Java, not in Jogjakarta but due to its location close to Jogja, Borobudur is often said part of Jogja.

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Jakarta

i like market near borobudur..it's quite cheap..hehe..
borobudur is also amazing. there're so many things can amaze me there..

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Who does not know Borobudur? This Buddhist temple has 1460 relief panels and 504 Buddha effigies in its complex. Millions of people are eager to visit this building as one of the World Wonder Heritages. It is not surprising since architecturally and functionally, as the place for Buddhists to say their prayer, Borobudur is attractive.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of Old Mataram Kingdom, the descendant of Sailendra dynasty. Based on Kayumwungan inscription, an Indonesian named Hudaya Kandahjaya revealed that Borobudur was a place for praying that was completed to be built on 26 May 824, almost one hundred years from the time the construction was begun. The name of Borobudur, as some people say, means a mountain having terraces (budhara), while other says that Borobudur means monastery on the high place. (yogyes.com)

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