High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

Borobudur temple is the result of high-level collaboration in engineering, architecture, and art that became a world masterpiece. This giant stone puzzle is the grandest Buddhist temple in the world and was designated as one of the world heritage by UNESCO.

Standing majestically under the feet of the Menoreh Hills, Borobudur Temple is a marker of past glory. That there was once a time, on earth Jawadipa stood the ancient Mataram kingdom which was rich and famous. the existence of abundant crops and intelligent human resources made the ancient Mataram kingdom able to build a megaproject known as the Borobudur Temple.

This Buddhist temple was built during the reign of King Samaratungga from Wangsa Syailendra, around the 8th century the construction of the mega project was led by Gunadarma, a master architect of his time. Without the help of computers and other sophisticated tools he was able to create such a magnificent building with an area of ​​123 x 123 m2 complete with 504 Buddha statues, 72 terawang stupas, and 1 main stupa.

Millions of cubic meters of stone used to build the Borobudur Temple were taken from the Progo River, which is about 2 km from the temple construction site. the stones which were originally large in size were then cut and then arranged in an interlock system or interlocked with each other, so that the entire temple building was like a giant puzzle or lego that was interrelated.
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

the splendor of the Borobudur Temple is not only seen from its large size. One reason that underlies UNESCO to establish this grandest Buddhist monument as a world cultural heritage is the existence of thousands of relief panels scattered at each level. reliefs that depict human life at that time and the story of Buddhist travel is recognized as the most complete relief ensemble in the world.

Borobudhur Temple is a manifestation of human life which is divided into 3 levels, namely kamadatu, rupadatu, and arupadatu. at the level of kamadatu, reliefs of human life are still full of lust and anger. At a certain level, worldly desires begin to disappear. while at the level of arupadatu man is described as truly perfect so that it is symbolized by the main stupa which is tightly closed.
Red :Kamadatu, Brown : Rupadatu, Yellow :Arupadatu
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

In the 9th century, Borobudur Temple developed into a center for Buddhist studies. this temple is also a place of pilgrimage for Buddhists from India, China, Myanmar, and other nations. They came in droves to Borobudur through the port of Semarang, then known as Bergota or Pragota. This continued throughout the 11th century.

Now the Borobudur Temple is also designated as the center of Vesak celebrations in Indonesia. Every year hundreds of thousands of Buddhists from Indonesia and other countries flock to the Vesak ceremony in the Borobudur temple complex. as the ultimate religious ritual usually a procession of thousands of lanterns will be held to the sky. Therefore tourists will throng the temple at each Vesak celebration.

As a world-class tourist destination that is always crowded with domestic and foreign tourists, managers and communities around the temple always improve to organize themselves. Various supporting facilities that will make it easier for tourists to continue to be built. Hotels around Borobudur Temple are very diverse, ranging from luxurious and exclusive resorts with millions of rupiah rates to simple low-cost lodging for backpackers.

Activities that can be done at Borobudur Temple:

Pradaksina is the activity of walking around the temple in a clockwise direction. Starting from the first level to the left, then after completion, go up to the next level. This is done to the last level and arrives at the peak. by doing pradaksina in full from level 1 to the top, then you have been trekking over the temple for 2 kilometers.
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

Borobudur Sunset and Borobudur Sunrise
For those of you who claim to be "worshipers of the sun", you must enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the top of the Borobudur Temple. the afternoon sun that pierced between the holes of the overlooked stupa or the golden rays that fell on the Buddha's face really became an epic sight and very dear if missed. standing between the stone piles of temples that are cold and wet from morning dew will also create a sensation. Especially when you see the sun rising from behind Mount Merapi or Merbabu, it feels that positive energy is really absorbed into the body.
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Visit the Samudraraksa Museum
don't miss this one museum. At the Samudraraksa Ship Museum you can see the history of world shipping, ship miniatures, various items found from shipwrecks, and many more interesting objects. and gongs from all collections are wooden-based Samudraraksa Ships that have been used to sail around the world. Seeing the ship you will be very proud to have a strong ancestor of sailors.

Visiting the Karmawibangga Museum
Karmawibangga museum is located near the exit, not far from the Samudraraksa Museum. Unlike the clean and air-conditioned Samudraraksa Museum, the Karmawibangga Museum seems more dull. in this museum stored stone temples that have not been found by their partners and the famous "The Unfinished Buddha" statue. The most interesting collection is the relief panel photo "Karmawibangga" which tells the law of cause and effect including kamasutra reliefs. You will never see this relief in a temple building, because its existence has been covered with stones.
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

Elephant riding
At Borobudur Temple there are several riding elephants that tourists can ride. if you have more money and want to get a new adventure, you can take an elephant ride around the villages and rivers around the temple. Guaranteed this will be an exciting and unforgettable experience.
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

Take Andong Train
Want to go around the temple but are lazy to walk? Riding a rabbit train or riding a tourist horse can be a solution. By going up this mode of transportation you can surround the temple from below. Fun and not complicated. Suitable for you who are not tired.

Want to enjoy Borobudur Temple with a different atmosphere? Try riding a tandem bike for rent in the temple. By cycling you can walk the streets around the temple which tourists rarely pass.
Sunrise Borobudur Temple
foreign and local tourists are enjoying the sunrise at Borobudur Temple. (Benedictus Oktaviantoro / Maioloo.com)

Location and Access of Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple is located in Borobudur Village, Borobudur District, Magelang Regency, Central Java. from Yogyakarta this place can be reached in about 1 hour using private vehicles on the route Yogyakarta - Jalan Magelang - Muntilan - Mendut - Borobudur. You can also reach it by public transportation. from Jombor Terminal, please take the microbus to Jogja - Borobudur and get off at Borobudur Terminal, then proceed by riding an orong or walking to the temple complex.

Opening Hours of Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple is open every day from 06.00 - 17.00 WIB.

Ticket price
[Domestic] Adults: IDR 30,000, children under 6 years: IDR 12,500
[Foreigners] Adult: USD 20, children and student: USD 10

For groups of students with a minimum number of 20 people or adults with a minimum number of 30 people can get special prices. the way is simply report to the dispensation service counter at the ticketing area.

For tourists who want to enjoy sunset or sunrise in Borobudur, they will be charged a special ticket of Rp. 250,000 (domestic), Rp. 380,000 (foreigners), Rp. 230,000 (tourists staying at Manohara Hotels). Borobudur Sunrise and Borobudur Sunset tickets are not purchased at the ticket counter but are booked at Manohara Hotel.

Culinary Around Borobudur Temple
not many people know that in the area around Borobudur Temple there are various delicious culinary delights. Here are some culinary that you should try:

Mie Mr. Parno
The Bakmi Pak Parno Warung is located in a residential area not far from the Borobudur Temple complex. This stall is often a subscription for out-of-town guests and foreign tourists who stay at Aman Jiwo Resort. The menu is fried noodles, boiled noodles and fried rice. Although the location is narrow, this shop that has been open since this afternoon is always packed with buyers. For photography enthusiasts, you can discuss photography with Mr. Parno because he is a senior photographer.

Mushroom Tongseng
Open every day starting at 4 pm, tent stalls located on Jl. pramudya Warhani (Front of Saraswati Borobudur Hotel) this is one of the culinary that you must try. The deliciousness of this mushroom tongseng has been legendary. Even one of Indonesia's culinary masters, Bondan Winarno, has tasted and acknowledged his pleasure. a plate of mushroom tongseng with spices rich in spices will cover the perfect day.

Mangut Beong
Beong fish is an endemic fish of the Progo River, its shape resembles a catfish but with a larger size. Mangut Beong has a distinctive and delicious taste. the most popular part is the head. To enjoy the delicacy of ndas or beong head, make sure you come in the morning, because if you come in the afternoon or evening, the beong head is usually dead. You can find Mangut Beong at Warung Sehati which is located in Kembanglimus Village, precisely on the highway leading towards Salaman, not far from Borobudur Temple.

Tourist Attractions and Fun Locations Around Borobudur Temple:
Mendut Temple
Mendut temple is known for its 3 large Buddha statues. Mendut is also an opening temple before visiting Borobudur Temple. Next to Mendut Temple is a Buddhist Monastery. If you come at night you can follow the Chanting ritual at the Buddhist Monastery.
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Pawon Temple
the temple which is located between Mendut Temple and Borobudur Temple has the smallest size. It is said that once this temple was used as a place of gathering or burning place. Because of that, on the wall of Pawon Temple there is a vent where the smoke exits.
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Punthuk Setumbu Hill
This not too high hill is one of the favorite spots for photographers to capture images of Borobudur Temple in the morning surrounded by a sea of ​​fog. If you're lucky, you can also watch the sun rise from behind Mount Merapi or Merbabu.

Purwosari Hill
almost the same as Punthuk Setumbu, Purwosari Hills is also one of the alternative places to watch the sunrise with the background of Borobudur Temple. From this place you can also see the Chicken Church more clearly.

Chicken Church
A building with a unique shape resembling a rooster is actually not a church. Formerly this place once functioned as a prayer house, retreat place, and rehabilitation house. But now the building of the Chicken Church or the Jago Church is not occupied and is an empty building.
High level Collaboration about Borobudur temple,Indonesia

Wanurejo Tourism Village
Want to enjoy a natural rural atmosphere with traditional 100-year-old houses? Then you must visit Wanurejo Tourism Village which is about 1.5 km east of Borobudur Temple. in this place you can also see a variety of traditional arts and enjoy the typical culinary village.

Klipoh Tourism Village
The village which is about 2 km from Borobudur Temple is a pottery-producing village. in this place you can buy various beautiful pottery and see the manufacturing process. In addition you can also learn to make pottery and the results can be taken home.

Water Rafting on the Elo River
Satisfied with the Borobudur Temple tour, you can refresh yourself and drive adrenaline by means of river Elo. Yes. Rafting or rafting is quite interesting for you who are happy with the challenge. The location is very close to the temple tourism there. just select the rafting service provider you can enjoy the Elo River rapids.

Tips on Traveling to Borobudur Temple
so that your tour in Borobudur Temple is comfortable and pleasant, here are some tips that can be followed:

Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to absorb sweat. All visitors to Borobudur Temple must wear batik sarongs that will be distributed at the entrance.
use comfortable footwear. Sandals, sneakers, or flat shoes are the best choice. Forget high heels or sandals because they will torture your feet.
Bring a cap, umbrella, scarf, capucone jacket or anything that can protect your head from the hot sun. it's not fun if in the middle of walking down the temple stairs you faint from the heat.
The best time to visit Borobudur is in the morning when visitors are not too much or in the afternoon when the sun has started to dim. walking down the Borobudur temple in the heat of the day is not the right choice.
For those of you who want to see the lantern festival, bring it to Borobudur Temple during the Vesak celebration in May. As a closing event there will be a procession of a thousand lanterns from the courtyard of the Borobudur Temple. the scenery and atmosphere are really epic!
To get comprehensive information about history or stories on the Borobudur temple reliefs, it's a good idea to hire an official guide for Rp. 50,000 (local tourists).
for the sake of mutual comfort and preservation of temple buildings, be an ethical traveler and obey all existing regulations. Don't climb walls or stupas! Don't smoke in the Borobudur Temple area! And don't litter