Sunrise in Borobudur Temple
Learn Buddhism History While Enjoying Sunrise in Borobudur
Sunrise In Borobudur Temple- Borobudur temple is a Buddhist shrine. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, at the center of the island of Java, Indonesia. It was built during Syailendra dynasty (circa 9th century). It was fully made of stones. According to archaeologists, it was built in the shape of mandala and in the middle of an ancient lake, so it looked like a stone lotus in the middle of a pond.
The Syailendra are the ruling dynasty in Central Java at the time. It was built as a place for glorifying Buddha and a pilgrimage spot to guide mankind from worldly desires into enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddha. This monument was discovered by the British in 1814 under Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, it was until 1835 that the entire area of the temple has been cleared.
The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural center: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,520 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.
Catching Sunrise in Borobudur Temple
One of the best moments in Borobudur temple is enjoying beautiful sunrise on top of the temple. To reach this part you must arrive early in the morning (04:30) at Manohara Hotel to get the ticket for Borobudur sunrise. The entrance ticket for sunrise is IDR 500.000 for Adult, IDR 400.000 Student and IDR 250.000 Children. After you get the ticket, Manohara hotel staff will lend you a torch light, batik sarong and Sunrise Id sticker.
Please notice that you have to keep the ticket until you finish the Borobudur sunrise tour, because you will be using it, to get free coffee, tea, breakfast and souvenir at Manohara before going to another destinations or hotel.
How to Get in Borobudur temple for Sunrise?
Rent Scooter or Motor Bike from Your Hotel
If you stay in Yogyakarta, you can easily find out the scooter rent around your Hotel or home stay. The cost for renting is around IDR 60.000 up to IDR 80.000 + IDR 20.000 for fuel. Riding scooter for Borobudur sunrise tour is a bit struggle because you need ride it by yourself for one and half hour at 03:30 Am in the early Morning. The distance from Yogyakarta to Borobudur temple is about 42 kilometers to the northern side.
Using scooter to Borobudur will give you a lot of flexibility during the tour, because you can decide to explore more place after sunrise in Borobudur. There are a lot of place to visit around Borobudur temple such as Candi rejo village tour, Svargabumi Park, Gereja ayam, and Puntuk setumbuh hill.
Using Online Taxy like Grab and Go car
Another option to reach Borobudur sunrise is using online taxy. There are a lot of online taxy company that you can used for this tour. Go car and Grab are the most used as online taxy. You can install the apps in your phone, then using them. The cost for those online taxies approximately IDR 200.000 to IDR 250.000 up to 4 persons for one-way trip.
Buying a tour package for Borobudur sunrise
The best option to see sunrise in Borobudur is booking the tour package to the local tour operator. They will provide you the best way to be there and will give you some service during the tour. There are a lot of local tour operator who can provide you a Borobudur sunrise tour package in Yogyakarta with various kind of service, but you have to select the best one. By choosing the local tour operator, you visit more than one destination efficiently because they will manage the time for you.
There some kind of service usually use by the traveler, Borobudur sunrise tour only and Borobudur sunrise one day tour. Borobudur sunrise and one day tour means the service will combine with another destination around Yogyakarta like Merapi lava tour, Prambanan temple, Sultan’s Palace etc.
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