A World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist shrine in the world, Borobudur Temple features nine stacked, six square, and three circular platforms, crowned by an impressive central dome. Erected in the 9th century from over two million stone blocks, this temple features over 2,600 relief panels and more than 500 Buddha statues. The central dome alone contains 72 Buddha figures arranged around a stupa, a mound-like structure designed as a place of prayer and meditation. Begin your tour at the eastern entrance and proceed clockwise, a traditional way to move inside Buddhist monuments. Admission into the shrine also allows you to enter the nearby archeological museum, displaying thousands of photographs and carvings. Make Borobudur Temple a centerpiece of your Magelang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Magelang holiday planner.
Tours to Borobudur Temple
Private Tour: Borobudur and Prambanan Temple from Yogyakarta BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 9 to 11 hours
Borobudur Temple Reviews
The Borobudur Temple is absolutely gorgeous and the surrounding parc is beautiful. I would 100% recommend going there when you’re in the area, even if it’s pretty pricy for Indonesia. BUT I was shocke... more »
Fascinating and stunning. Take the sunrise tour as it's quieter, cooler and the views are amazing. Highly recommend. more »
This is a beautiful temple in a picturesque setting, but It didn't quite live up to my expectations after reading it is one of the most beautiful temples in the world and Indonesia's number one tourist destination. If you love temples and views, even when the crowds and touts take up most of the picture, you should go. If you have already seen other temples in Asia and have limited time, you could skip this without missing out on too much.
The biggest temple in the world, good for holiday. This historical place has beautiful scenery and fresh air. If you want to enjoy this place it would be better if you go there in the early morning or in the afternoon, I suggest don’t go between 10:00AM-02:00PM because the sun will burn your skin unless if you take an umbrella.
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