Borobudur Sunrise Tour – Enjoy Wonderful Sunrise From The Largest Buddhist Temple

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If you have a plan to spend holidays in Yogyakarta, make sure you include Borobudur Temple on your agenda. This temple is very popular and visited by a lot of tourists, both local and international. It is a sacred temple in which thousands of Buddhist people come every year to celebrate the new year of Sakha. Not only the grandeur design, but the location of the temple also offers many thrilling adventures for tourists and one of them is Borobudur sunrise tour.

A Little More about Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is considered to be the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Being established by Sailendra Dynasty, the construction of the temple can be dated back to the 9th century. Due to the history of the temple, Borobudur is now under the protection of UNESCO. It comes with a unique design and the size of the temple is extremely large. The design of the Borobudur Temple has layers that feature relief with high detailed carving. The reliefs tell the epic story of Mahabharata. Being located on a hill, the temple offers a fantastic view once you reach the top of it. Not only that, but the location of the temple also allows you to enjoy epic sunrise with the lush nature and Mount Merapi as the background, making it perfect for Borobudur sunrise tour. The temple also features many Buddha statues and multiple-sized stupas with the largest one is placed on the top of it. Borobudur Temple comes with three different stages, they are Kamadhatu, Rupadhatu, and Arupadhatu. They represent three cycles of human life.

How to Get to the Temple at Sunrise

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Borobudur Temple is usually opened to the public at 6 a.m. It’s still quite early in the morning. However, 6 a.m. is too late to start your Borobudur sunrise tour and you can’t enter the complex of the temple earlier. The only official way to enjoy the sunrise from Borobudur Temple by joining a tour arranged by Manohara Hotels. The sunrise tour will be started at 4.30 am and it costs $31 or 400,000 IDR. For a more practical option, you can choose to stay in the Manohara Hotel. However, by staying in the hotel, it doesn’t mean that you will automatically participate in the tour. You can still join the sunrise tour even though you are not staying in the hotel. All you need to do is reserve the sunrise entrance in advance to allow you to enter the temple complex earlier. However, you need to make sure to arrange your transport so that you will come to the temple at the tour’s start time.

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