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Stupa at the highest point of the temple
Borobudur Temple / Candi Borobudur

Borobudur Temple is one of the magnificent and largest Buddhist Temples in the world. Located in Magelang, Central Java. Borobodur is just one half an hour from Prambanan. It also the reason why planning to both site in 1 day is do-able.

Listed as the UNESCO World Heritage, Borobudur always packed with people. Locals coming from outside the region at least visit the temple once in a year. During school holiday especially. The temple will full of locals coming with their kids. Or a family reunion with elder people.

It is almost impossible to see the temple have low incoming people. As the largest Buddhist site in the world. Worshipper and pilgrims from all over were also a frequent visitor. To summarize here are the tips and guide to visit Borobudur Temple.

See: The Largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia, Prambanan Temple

Borobudur Temple Arupadhatu Zone
Borobudur Temple, the highest zone Arupadhatu. Img: Fcondromukti

Borobudur Temple Attraction

As the largest Buddhist temple and preserve world heritage. Borobudur host various kind of annual event. From musical orchestra performance to religious Buddhist ritual on Vesak day. During Vesak day, a Buddhist monk from all over the world come and pray in the temple.

It’s not only a big day for the Buddhist. Because on Vesak day, it then will be followed by a culture parade. It has become a celebration and the main tourist attraction. Borobudur Temple itself is divided into 3 zones.

With each zone tells a different story and meaning in their reliefs. Every relief in the temple telling a story of human and its nature. To learn more about the temple. Make sure to visit the museum and watch the documentation of the temple. From the discovery of the temple to its preservation effort.

Lumbini Park Borobudur
Lumbini Park in the temple area. Img: Abid Affandi Wedatama

Zone 1 – Kamadhatu

The entire 160 reliefs in the first zone portray the law of cause and effect. Based on Buddhist text Karmawibhangga Sutra. The human bad behavior like their desire to kill. Robbery, raping, and torture all done by the human.

The relief in this zone itself once was covered and hidden. The argument of why the relief was buried and covered still never ends until now.

Zone 2 – Rapudhatu

Stepping into Rapudhatu. There is more than 300 Buddha statue in this zone. The reliefs all carved with an ancient Sanskrit manuscript.

Zone 3 – Arupadhatu

The stupa and terrace of the highest area in the temple representing the final stage. The disappearance of desire and purity form.

Borobudur Stupa
Stupa at Borobudur

Museum Karmawibhangga or Borobudur Museum

Borobudur museum is located inside the temple area. The museum exhibits photograph and documentation of the hidden relief. Found around the area of the temple. The museum has a cinema that plays the documentation of Borobudur journey. The history of the temple. The story behind Borobudur temple and its restoration.

Samudraraksa Museum

Exhibit photos and history of Indonesia ancient maritime. The Samudraraksa Museum located inside the Borobudur area. The Museum display documentation of the Indonesian trade route.

And the story of its successful expedition in Ghana Africa. The museum was built as a tribute to the crews. And everyone involved in the Borobudur Ship Expedition.

Borobudur Temple stupa
Borobudur Stupa in the highest zone. Img: Thijme plomp

Borobudur Temple Entrance Ticket – Special Pass

Borobudur Sunrise –  Sunrise from the temple when the weather clear is a fascinating experience. To get a sunrise experience and an early pass to Borobudur comes at an additional cost.

visitors expect to pay extra fee for an early pass. The early pass ticket only valid from 04:30 am – 06.00 am. Borobudur Temple Entrance Ticket for sunrise can only be purchase at Manohara Resort. There is no limitation for the number of Borobudur Sunrise Guest.

stupa at the highest point of the temple
Borobudur Temple / Candi Borobudur

Borobudur Sunset – There is also another option for visitors who want a less crowd experience in the temple. Exploring the temple after public operational hours end can be an option. Both sunrise and sunset tour to explore Borobudur exclusively operated by Manohara Resort. Sunset experience in Borobudur temple begins after 05:00 pm until 06:30 pm.

Borobudur entrance ticket to see sunrise and sunset include a coffee/tea, light snack/meal & souvenir. Special rate for Manohara guest currently not available. Due to the resort maintenance.

Borobudur Early Pass Sunrise/Sunset Entrance Fee
Borobudur Sunrise Entrance Fee (available at Manohara Resort)Adult Price in IDRChildren Price in IDR
For guest staying at Manohara Resort475.000250.000
For non-guest475.000250.000
Borobudur Entrance Ticket – Sunset (ticket available at Manohara Resort)Adult Price in IDRChildren Price in IDR
For guest staying at Manohara Resort475.000250.000
For non-guest475.000250.000

Borobudur Temple Entrance Fee

Entrance ticket for foreigner or non-Indonesian resident is available from 1-7 day pass. A 1-day pass to visit Borobudur Temple cost $25. While the multiple day is a ticket to visit Borobudur combine with other temples.

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Visitors can explore Prambanan temple and other temples in different location spread in Central Java. By purchasing the entrance ticket in Borobudur Temple.

Entrance ticket payment can be made by cash or credit card in Indonesia Currency IDR based on visit day exchange rate.  The official Borobudur Entrance Ticket can be purchased in Borobudur Temple Ticket Booth located in the Temple complex . Another option is to purchase on Borobudur Temple official website .

Borobudur Temple Entrance Ticket
DescriptionAdult (>10 years old) in USDChild (3 to 10 years) in USD
Borobudur Entrance Ticket – 1 Day Pass2515
Borobudur Entrance Ticket – 2-day pass4020
Borobudur Entrance Ticket – 3-day pass6030
Borobudur Entrance Ticket – 4-7 day pass10050
Borobudur – Mendut – Pawon Temple3020
Borobudur – Prambanan4527
Borobudur – Ratu Boko4527

 

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Borobudur – Opening Hours

There are different types of pass for temple visitors. The public pass can only access Borobudur temple in public opening hours. However, the visitor can always purchase another pass to experience either sunrise or sunset.

Borobudur Opening Hours
Borobudur Sunrise04:30 – 06:00 am
Borobudur Pass06:00 am – 05.00 pm
Borobudur Sunset05.00 pm – 06.30 pm

Read: Magnificent View from House of Pray Chicken Church

How To Get To Borobudur Temple

There are plenty of options to get to the Temple. Since the entire temple are located in Central Java. The convenient and popular access known to the most tourist is from Yogyakarta city. Besides the distance is less far compared to another city in central Java. A reliable and direct public transportation from Adi Sutjipto International Airport, Yogyakarta, has been established.

Public Transportation To Borobudur – From Yogyakarta
Depart FromDestinationTicket Price in IDR
Adisutjipto International Airport Yogyakarta (DAMRI Bus)Borobudur Temple75.000
Jombor Bus Shelter (Trans Yogya)Borobudur Bus Shelter10.000

See: Sunrise in Punthuk Hill, Punthuk Setumbu

Borobudur Address & Location

Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur – Jl. Badrawati No.9 Borobudur Magelang – Central Java 56553. Indonesia – Phone : + 62 24 8646 2345

5 COMMENTS

  1. Dear sir
    pls help me out with purchase of2 tickets to the entrance of borobodur temple (sunrise) thru
    official website online.
    Pls let me know the link for online purchase.
    Thankyou

    • Hi Mr. Kumar,

      You can easily purchase Borobudur early pass for sunrise at Manohara Resort Hotel on the spot. It’s the only and official, selling the early pass to Borobudur Temple. There is no quota or limit for Borobudur Sunrise visitors. You don’t need to make a reservation and just walk in. Ticket counter is open from 04:00 am. You can check Manohara Resort Hotel page for reservation or more information https://www.manoharaborobudur.com/en-gb/new-page

  2. Hi.Very informative. May I ask if how much will I pay if I wanted to see the sunrise and stay till 10:00Am?

    • Hi Joana,

      Unfortunately entrance fee for sunrise or early pass valid only from 04:30 am – 06:00 am. Early pass is IDR 275.000,- for guest staying in Manohara Hotel or IDR 450.000,- for non guest.Ticket can be purchased only at Manohara Resort Hotel.

      To stay until 10:00 am, an additional 1 day pass is required. You can get 1 day pass at Borobudur Ticket Booth in Borobudur temple complex. 1 Day pass ticket cost USD 25 for adult but will be convert to Indonesia currency based current exchange rate. Both cash and credit card is acceptable in the ticket counter.

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