Borobudur Temple Tour

Borobudur Temple Tour

Inspiring Heritage of Indonesia

The Sailendra dynasty built the largest Buddhist relic in the world between 780-840 AD. The Sailendra dynasty was the ruling dynasty of the time. This relic is built as a place of worship of Buddha and place of pilgrimage. This place contains guidance for people to abstain from the lust of the world and to enlightenment and wisdom according to the Buddha. This legacy was discovered by British troops in 1814 under the leadership of Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles. The temple area was completely cleaned in 1835. Borobudur temple is built in a Mandala style that reflects the universe in Buddhist belief. The structure of this building is boxed with four entrances and a circular center point. When viewed from the outside to the inside is divided into two parts of the world of nature is divided into three zones on the outside, and the nature of Nirvana in the central part.

Borobudur sunrise

Borobudur sunrise gives visitors a different experience. Started at 04.30 AM morning, started from Lobby Manohara Hotel by walking towards Borobudur temple using flashlight as street lighting. Then proceed to climb level by level Borobudur temple to level 9 to enjoy the sunrise. At 5:30 AM is the expected golden time, the sun gradually shows itself on the eastern horizon and presents unforgettable scenery around it. Sunrise emerges from Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu, and the expanse of rice that is still shrouded in the fog with the sound of birds singing as backsound, like Nirvana. The blend of Buddhist temple and hundreds of stupas adorn the view of Sunrise at the largest temple in the world.

Borobudur sunset

Enjoying the golden time atmosphere at the evening exchange at Borobudur Temple is sure to bring forth great memories. Visitors will be given more time to stay at Borobudur Temple (after routine operational hours) until the maximum at 18.30 PM and activities will end with tea and snack meals at Manohara Hotel Resto.

borobudur sunset tour

Pawon temple

Pawon temple is located right on the axis of the line that connects Mendut Temple and Borobudur Temple. A rectangular temple with a terraced roof and a cubicle inside. The location of Pawon temple is quite hidden, and surrounded by people's houses. Composed of volcanic rocks with a blend of ancient Javanese and Indian Hindu style, as well as the similarity of ornamental patterns with Mendut and Borobudur temples, experts agree that these three temples were built in the same century.

pawon temple

 Mendut temple

Another historical glory can be enjoyed at Mendut Temple, located about 3 km east of Borobudur Temple. Mendut Temple is a Buddhist temple built by King Indra from Wangsa Syailendra. Mendut Temple hinges become a throne for a large Buddha statue. The rectangular-shaped temple with a storied roof decorated with small stupas was built earlier than Pawon and Borobudur temples located in a straight line.

mendut temple

 Enjoying Borobudur sunrise from the hill

Enjoying sunrise is one of the best times to enjoy the beauty of Borobudur temple and the natural surroundings. So reasonable when the manager of Borobudur Temple provides a special ticket for you who want to enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Borobudur Temple. There are many alternative places to enjoy the beauty of sunrise and nature around Borobudur Temple in some tourist villages. You can enjoy the sunrise from some punthuk near Borobudur Temple with incredible views. One of which is: 

Punthuk Setumbu and Barede hill

setumbu hill sunrise

Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Borobudur temple from an exotic and different distance. Accompanied by Mount Merapi and Merbabu are wrapped in a thin mist. Beautiful panorama served from Barede hill or Punthuk Setumbu located in Kerahan Village Karangejo Village, Borobudur, Magelang.

barede hill sunrise

barede hill sunrise

Borobudur sunrise ticket price


Foreigner Visitor : IDR 450.000 per person
Domestic Visitor : IDR 325.000 per person
In house guest (who staying at Manohara) : IDR 275.000 per person


Foreigner Visitor : IDR 225.000 per person
Domestic Visitor : IDR 162.500 per person
In house guest (who staying at Manohara) : IDR 137.500 per person

The tickets above include flashlight, souvenirs, tea/coffee, light snack, entrance to Borobudur Temple from 4.30am (before public open time)

Note (from manohara). The price valid until December 31, 2017

Setumbu hill sunrise or Barede hill: IDR 30.000 per person

How to get to Borobudur from Yogyakarta

Private Vehicle from Yogyakarta

The main road to Borobudur from Yogyakarta is through Jalan Magelang. To go to Borobudur temple move north towards the City of Magelang. After about 40 km, you will meet the intersection Palbapang (Mungkid - Magelang), take the left. Distance Palbapang to Borobudur about 10 km. Mendut temple is about 4.5 km.

Places to stay

Manohara Hotel Borobudur

Manohara resort

Is the nearest residence located one complex with Borobudur temple on Jl. Medang Kamulan No 8B, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia. Backed by a beautiful natural atmosphere, with Menoreh cliff standing dashing behind and Kedu plains that spoil the eye. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful 4 beautiful mountains, Sumbing and Sindoro in the West, and Mount Merbabu and Merapi in the East.

 Borobudur tour from Semarang port

Dozens of cruise ships layover at the port of gold headland semarang, Central Java in each year. The arrival of cruise ships from various countries related to the tourist agenda of Borobudur temple. Cruise ship passengers can reach thousands of foreign tourists and generally they will visit the temple of Borobudur

cruise ship to borobudur