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Borobudur Temple

Dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, and built from two million blocks of stone, Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple and one of Indonesia's most important cultural sites. The temple takes the form of …
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Patio

For a magical hilltop setting enhanced by traditional music, this vintage restaurant, 4km west of Borobudur, is hard to match. Eat in the formal dining room or out on the terrace with views of the monument. Local di…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Borobudur

Mendut Temple & Monastery

This exquisite temple, around 3.5km east of Borobudur, may look insignificant compared with its mighty neighbour, but it houses the most outstanding statue in its original setting of any temple in Java. The magnific…
Cultural in Borobudur

Festival of Borobudur

Around June, the colourful Festival of Borobudur features Ramayana-style dance, folk-dancing competitions and handicraft exhibitions, while offering visitors the opportunity for white-water rafting and other activit…
Buddhist Temple in Borobudur

Candi Pawon

In a pretty neighbourhood of tiled-roofed houses, around 1.5km east of Borobudur, this small solitary temple is similar in design and decoration to the Mendut Temple (one ticket covers both sites). Sharing the chara…
Religious in Borobudur

Waisak

The Buddha’s birth, his enlightenment and his reaching of nirvana are all celebrated on the full-moon day of Waisak. A great procession of saffron-robed monks travels from Mendut to Pawon and onto Borobudur, where c…
Cafe in Borobudur

Alea Coffee Shop

This tranquil cafe and art gallery, with outdoor decking overlooking rice paddies, is a great spot for Javanese coffee and a cold beer. Or roll up at night for Indonesian dishes under the fairy lights. Day beds are …
Cafeteria in Borobudur

Manohara Restaurant

With a leafy location in the grounds of the monument, this canteen-style cafe-restaurant (in the giant lobby of a no-longer-operating hotel) also sells tickets for sunrise or sunset temple access at standard rates (…
Museum in Borobudur

Museum Kapal Samurrarska

This museum, dedicated to the importance of the ocean and sea trade in Indonesia, houses an 18m wooden outrigger, a replica of a boat depicted on a stone panel at Borobudur Temple. This boat sailed first to Madagasc…