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Borobudur Sunrise Tours

Tour operator in Depok, Indonesia

Travel Tips

Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and witness the sunrise. 1

Visit at sunrise for a less crowded and more mystical experience. 2

Visit at sunrise for a breathtaking view. 3

Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Situated in Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia.
  • πŸŒ‹ Located between twin volcanoes, Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi.
  • 🌊 Positioned near the Progo and Elo rivers.
  • πŸš— Approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Accessible via various transportation options including car, bus, and guided tours.

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Historical Significance

  • πŸ›οΈ Built in the 9th century during the Sailendra Dynasty.
  • πŸ“œ Abandoned in the 14th century following the decline of Hindu kingdoms and the rise of Islam in Java.
  • πŸ” Rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.
  • πŸ› οΈ Restored in 1911 and again in 1983 with the help of UNESCO.
  • 🌍 Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

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Architecture

  • πŸ—Ώ Constructed of gray andesite stone.
  • πŸ“ Consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular.
  • 🏺 Decorated with 2,672 relief panels and originally 504 Buddha statues.
  • πŸ•‰οΈ Central dome surrounded by 72 Buddha statues inside perforated stupas.
  • πŸ›€οΈ Extensive system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels.

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Visiting Tips

  • πŸ•°οΈ Arrive early to catch the sunrise and avoid crowds.
  • πŸ‘Ÿ Wear comfortable shoes for climbing the temple's steep steps.
  • 🧴 Bring sunscreen and a hat to protect against the sun.
  • πŸ“Έ Don't forget your camera for stunning sunrise photos.
  • πŸ’§ Stay hydrated by bringing a water bottle.

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Ticket Prices

  • πŸ’΅ Sunrise tour tickets are typically more expensive than regular admission.
  • 🎟️ Prices can vary, so check online or with local tour operators for the latest rates.
  • πŸ§’ Discounts may be available for children, students, and seniors.
  • πŸ“… Consider booking in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.
  • πŸ’³ Payment options often include cash and credit cards.

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Events

  • πŸŽ‰ Vesak Day: Annual Buddhist celebration marking the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha.
  • πŸ•―οΈ Lantern Release: Part of the Vesak Day celebrations, involving the release of sky lanterns.
  • 🧘 Meditation: Regular meditation sessions held at the temple.
  • 🎨 Cultural Performances: Traditional Javanese dance and music performances.
  • πŸ“š Educational Tours: Guided tours providing historical and cultural insights.

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Conservation

  • πŸ› οΈ Major restoration projects completed in 1911 and 1983.
  • 🌍 UNESCO involvement in preservation efforts.
  • πŸ’§ Improved drainage systems to protect the structure.
  • 🧼 Regular cleaning and maintenance of relief panels.
  • πŸ”¬ Use of modern conservation techniques to combat microorganisms.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +62 811-2640-967
🌐   Website: http://borobudursunrise.net/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: RT1/RW4, Jl. Temulawak No.40, Nologaten, Caturtunggal, Depok, Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Instagram

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