The world’s largest Buddhist temple, Borobudur was built in the 9th century. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms - six square and three circular - topped by a central dome and numerous bell-shaped stupas. A heavenly view awaits you at the summit of Borobudur. Getting there before the dawn, you will witnesses a magical panorama emerging from the jungles and misty plains of Java, with the sun rising over jagged volcanoes on the horizon. There are fewer visitors at this early hour, so the atmosphere is peaceful and serene, the air fresh and cool, filling slowly with the sound of early morning birdsong. Afterwards, a light breakfast is waiting for you in the garden of the temple before driving back to the hotel.
- UNESCO - Intangible World Heritage
- Dedicated guide with good knowledge in art, history and culture
- Sunrise moment at the temple
Wake up very early in the morning (around 3:30), then drive to the temple. Depending on the location of your hotel, you should be at the gate of the temple around 4:30 at the latest. The gateway is different from those of a normal visit, and you will go up directly to the top of the monument with your guide. Wait for the sunrise that usually occurs at around 5:30, then afterward go down to appreciate the relief panels and the Buddha statues. Before leaving the temple, you will get a light breakfast with coffee and tea, in a local restaurant located in the gardens of the temple.