Magelang Regency offers charming and beautiful tours, ranging from historical tours, natural attractions, to trending tours. A vacation to Magelang provides an amazing experience and also broadens historical and cultural horizons.
There are many tourist attractions, from temples, mountains, lakes, to charming panoramic spots.
Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world between 780-840 AD which was built in the ancient Mataram era.
Being one of the wonders of the world, it would be a pity not to come to Borobudur Temple while on vacation in Magelang.
The splendor of the temple with the stupas that are lined up decorated with amazingly beautiful scenery, this temple does not escape being an interesting and amazingly cool photo spot.
Visited by millions of people every year, Borobudur Temple, which UNESCO calls the grandest and largest monument and stupa complex in the world, is indeed stunning.
Based on the Karangtengah inscription, it is estimated that Borobudur Temple was built by King Samaratungga of Wangsa Syailendra and only completed by his daughter, Ratu Pramudawardhani, in the 9th century.
Little is known about anything else, including who the architect of the building, which is composed of 2 million blocks (55,000 m3) of andesite rock, interlock like a giant puzzle.
A Javanese legend tells of Gunadarma who lay looking at Borobudur Temple until he fell asleep and his body turned into Menoreh hills. Gunadarma was later considered the architect of the Borobudur Temple even though there are no historical inscriptions about it.
Borobudur Temple contains 2672 relief panels which, if arranged in a row, reach a length of 6 km.
The reliefs of Borobudur Temple are divided into 4 main stories, namely: Karmawibangga, Lalitawistara, Jataka / Awadana, and Gandawyuha. Apart from telling about the life journey of the Buddha and his teachings, the reliefs of Borobudur Temple also record the progress of Javanese society at that time.
To follow the story carved in Borobudur Temple, visitors must walk clockwise from the east door. After arriving at the starting point then move up to the next level.
This was repeated until it reached the top of Borobudur Temple. This ritual is called praadaksina.
OPENING HOURS AND TICKETS TO BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
Borobudur Temple is open every day from 06:00 to 17:00. The best time to visit Borobudur Temple is early in the morning when the air is still fresh. If you join the Borobudur Sunrise package (IDR 350,000 / person), you can enter the temple starting at 4:30 am via Manohara.
The price of admission to Borobudur Temple is IDR 50,000 for adults and IDR 25,000 for children 3-10 years. There is a 50% discount for groups of students, at least 20 people.
HOTEL NEAR BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
Most tourists visiting Borobudur Temple will stay in Jogja. Maybe because of more hotel choices.
Maybe also because Borobudur Temple is easily accessible by private vehicles and public transportation from Jogja.
If you want to stay there, there are many hotels near Borobudur Temple. The only hotel within the Borobudur Temple complex is Hotel Manohara.
Amanjiwo Borobudur Resort
Amanjiwo Borobudur Resort is a luxury hotel on Menoreh Hill, near Borobudur Temple. Many tourists love the privacy and luxury this hotel offers. Prices start at IDR 8,500,000 / night.
Plataran Borobudur Resort
Plataran Borobudur Resort is a luxury resort located 1 km from Borobudur Temple. The resort is near Punthuk Setumbu, a very pretty place to watch the sunrise from the top of the hill with a direct view of Borobudur Temple. Prices start from IDR 4,000,000 / night.
Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel
This hotel is adjacent to the Plataran Borobudur Resort. The building is 5 levels with many rooms so that the price is more affordable, but does not reduce the luxury offered. Prices start at IDR 1,600,000 / night.
Relax, not all hotels near Borobudur Temple are expensive. There are also many cheap guesthouses and inns near Borobudur Temple, including Lotus Guest House, Hotel Lumintu, Hotel Bhumi Sambhara. The average rate is still below IDR 200,000 / night.