Friday, April 21, 2006

Visit to Borobudur Temple

After 2 delays, I finally managed to take my family and my brother family to visit 1 of the 7 wonders in the world, Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central of Java, Indonesia.

Borobudur is the biggest buddhist temple in Indonesia and is about 1 hour-drive from Yogyakarta or about 3 hour-drive from Solo (Surakarta). During the day when the sky is clear, it's better to visit Borobudur in the morning and leave before noon or you can come around 3 in the afternoon, otherwise, it will be too hot and you will get severe headache if you don't wear a hat/cap or an umbrella.Borobudur is open from 6am - 5pm (mon-fri) and the ticket price is 9,000rupiah for the Indonesians and 100,000rupiah for the foreigners.

Before you arrive at Borobudur, you will see another temple which is smaller called Mendut. Don't forget to stop by after you visit Borobudur on the way back to Jogjakarta.

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