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Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia

The Basics

Borobudur, built in the seventh and eighth centuries, consists of six square platforms decorated with more than 2,500 relief panels and some 500 Buddha statues, making it one of the most decorated temples on earth. Guided tours of the complex uncover the stories behind the imagery while giving visitors a better understanding of nirvana, karmic laws, and the life of Buddha. You can choose between intimate small-group tours, private tours, or combo tours that might include cycling through nearby villages, rafting on the Progo River, or visits to Pawon and Mendut Temples. If you have some extra time, opt for a two-day tour that includes a visit to Prambanan, a UNESCO-listed Hindu temple.

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Borobudur Sunrise from setumbu Hill , Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour
Borobudur Sunrise from setumbu Hill , Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour
$125.00 per adult
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Tour en Yogyakarta
Places full of history, chilled and friendly driver. Traditional tour with wonderful temples. Only thing is you cannot access to the top on Borobudur temple since covid.
Carolina_B, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Yogyakarta

Kendra_R, Dec 2022
Borobudur Sunrise on Hill with Dieng Plateau Tour from Yogyakarta
Great driver, Dodo— safe and accommodating and good english. Note this does not include tour guide up Borobudur, that’s an extra INR 150,000. We Chose to no go to Dieng because of heavy rain, but if we had gone would have been 3:30am - 10pm, long day! Sunrise was nice, and Borobudur interesting, but post Covid no one is allowed up the temple like before. Driver Dodo took us to another temple and monastery with spectacular stone carvings near Borobudur. Overall good day despite the rain.
Recommend this!
Ramona_l, Oct 2022
Borobudur-Prambanan's Private Fullday Tour & Customized
Ari is very helpful and can speak English . Car is nice and clean. We had a pleasant trip with him. Because of preservation we didn’t have a chance to go upper part of Borobudur.
Jakarta love
Borobudur Temple & Prambanan Temple : Best of Yogyakarta Temples
Borobudur is great. Widi is very accommodating made us eat snake fruit and coffee luwak. He is on time and good personality
Enjoyable tour of the main sites
Laina_D, Nov 2022
Yogyakarta Borobudur Prambanan Tour
The diver arrived on time and was always patiently waiting for us. The car was clean and air con worked. Note that this tour is just for a driver and so they didn’t join us at the various sites.
A Memorable Visit
Rakshit_K, Jan 2023
Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Day Tour with Guide & Transfer
Our tour guide Chandra was excellent. Even the tour guides we got at the temples were excellent. Overall 5 star experience
Great time
Ophlie_K, Jan 2023
Borobudur Temple, Merapi Lava Tour, Prambanan Temple
Great day! The temples are beautiful and the jeep ride to get to the volcano is a real adventure. My driver/guide Tomo was lovely. He accompanied me, explained a lot of things about the sites as well as Indonesia. Moreover, he is a very good driver.
Excellent Service
josteele, Nov 2022
Borobudur-Prambanan's Private Fullday Tour & Customized
Excellent service. Jecky was a great, friendly and professional driver! This tour is fully customizable and the itinerary was adjusted to what I was interested in, which were the temple complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan. 10/10 would recommend.
Fantastic full day around Yogyakarta
Patrick_E, Dec 2022
Private Tour: Full Day Lava Tour By Jeep In Merapi Volcano Including Borobudur Sunrise Pawon Mendut and Prambanan Temples Tour
The best organizer I ever met. Always on schedule, top activities, top private car, and very kind! We asked additionnally for the night ballet at Prambanan and we got it without problem for minimum extra charge
Best experience
Saravanan_P, Dec 2022
Borobudur-Prambanan's Private Fullday Tour & Customized
It was great! Mr Ari was friendly and accommodating. He spoke English well. The management by the agent was good too. All was taken care of.
DG_T, Oct 2022
Yogyakarta Borobudur Prambanan Tour
The driver arrived early and waited for us patiently. He speaks good English and was very kind and helpful. Everything was pleasant and convenient.
A day tour in Yogya
Krachaos, Aug 2022
Borobudur,Prambanan and Merapi Volcano Tour .
Nice , friendly guide/driver and good service mind. Good timing management We were happy while spending a day with the day tour.
Sukhdeep_G, Aug 2022
Yogyakarta Cultural Tour: Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and Merapi Volcano
The places were great but there was enough time to have 1-2 more additional stops. I felt for me it did not have enough
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Borobudur temple is a must-see for all first-time visitors to central Java.

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that covers your shoulders and knees, and comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • Borobudur tours from Yogyakarta city can last anywhere from six to 10 hours, depending on the option you choose.

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How to Get There

Borobudur is located in the Kedu Plain on the Indonesian island of Java. It is accessible via bus from the Jombor terminal in Yogyakarta. Buses also run regularly from Magelang and take about one hour. Door-to-door minibuses are also available.

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When to Get There

Borobudur is Indonesia’s most visited attraction, so it’s a good idea to arrive early on a weekday to beat the crowds. You’ll find the best weather in the dry season, from April to October. Expect high humidity and frequent rainfall from November to March.

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Sunrise at Borobudur

For many a traveler, watching a beautiful sunrise from the top of Borobudur is a bucket-list experience. A Borobudur sunrise tour gets you into the complex in the early morning, before the main gate opens, for a chance to see (and photograph) the stupas at their most photogenic.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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