One of the 7 wonders
in the ancient world, Borobudur is located near Magelang. Borobudur, a Hindu
Buddhist temple, was built in the 9th century. This temple has
Gupta architecture of India's
Constructed on a hill about 46
meters high, Borobudur has
about 55,000 m3 or stones. Borobudur is design symbolizes the structure of
the universe. This design influences temples in Angkor, Cambodia. This temple was found in 1815, under
volcanic ash. About 41 kilometers northward from Jogjakarta, Borobudur
offers spectacular sight in this
Borobudur is only 1 hour away by
car from Jogjakarta. You can either join a tour or rent a car to this spot.
Where to Stay
Inns and hotels in Jogjakarta.
You'll explore this site on foot.
Climb this magnificent temple and marvel at various carvings on the stone
Souvenirs related to Borobudur can be bought in Jogjakarta. You can buy
silver Borobudur's miniature (silver plated ones are also available), key
chains, and many more. T-Shirts and postcards with an overview of Borobudur
are popular as keepsakes.
Other Things to See or Do
Marvel at the magnificent view.
For better understanding of this temple, you can join a tour or hire a
licensed tour guide here. Climb the temple to
reach the top, where you can see an vacant space signifying emptiness as
completion. There's a
superstition saying that if you climb this temple with one wish deep in
mind, try touching Buddha's
figure inside the stupa, which is bell-like in structure. If you're
able to touch the Buddha,
your wish will come true. Take note of the stone carvings. There
are many stories in these
Dress lightly and
Hire a licensed tour
guide, so you'll get better information.
Wear a hat or an
umbrella. Bring along a raincoat, just in case.