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Introduction

Borobudur

Borobudur

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The Borobudur is a giant Buddist temple complex in Central Java (Jawa Tengah), Indonesia. There is no written record of the construction and experts believe that it is most likely built between the 8th and 9th century during the Sailendra dynasty. The building sits on a mountain and has nine so-called stupas. The first 5 make up the piramidacal base of the structure, on top of that are 3 circular stupas and finally there is one big stupa on top of all the others. Around the 3 circular stupas are 72 open stupas with statues of Buddha inside. In the 10th of 11th century the temple was abandoned, and only rediscovered at the end of the 19th, after which the structure was cleared from the vegetation, and finally at the end of the 20th century it was restored with the help of the UNESCO. Near to the Borobudur is the Hindi Prambanan Temple, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Opening Hours

The park opens daily from 06:00am until 05:00pm.

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Cost

Borobudur, Java

Borobudur, Java

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Entrance cost is around Rp 135,000 (US$15).

Sunrise or sunset tour package range from Rp 220,000 until Rp 320,000.

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Getting There

The closest city is Yogyakarta, from where there are numerous ways to visit, either on your own or with a knowledgable guide which is worth the extra cost.

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