Borobudur Temple, Asia Biggest Buddhist Temple – Central Java Indonesia
Borobudur Temple is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple situated in central Java Indonesia. It is one of the most famous Yogyakarta Places of Interest since ever. The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. There are 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues are decorating this temple. Meanwhile, 72 Buddha statues surround the central dome where each seated inside a perforated Stupa. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Moreover, this temple is one of the favorite tourist destinations during Yogyakarta Tours.
Location and Access
It is located in Borobudur, Megelang regency, Central Java (Semarang). The location is very strategic and easy to access such as approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta City. The only practical means of getting around Borobudur is on foot. A toy train of limited practical used for shuttles around the temple, and between the museum as well as entrance gate for small money a throw. Since, the temple is famous as a tourist destination, hence there are many accommodations available for stay. In addition, it is a good way of exploring the other sights and local villages around Borobudur. In line with Borobudur, we can also other beautiful Buddhist Temples such as Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple.
Borobudur consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and there are 2,672 relief panels as well as 504 Buddha statues decorating the temple. Meanwhile, the main dome is set at the center of the top platform where 72 Buddha statues inside perforated dome (Stupa) surround it. The square base is 118 m (387 ft) long on each side, and the highest point 35 m (114 ft) above ground level. The whole monument is constructed from dark grey andesite stone, and so it has synonymous become Borobudur as well as other temples on the Kedu Plain.
You can think of Borobudur as a very large teaching graphic recounting the life story of the Buddha where his teachings and his progress towards Nirvana. Therefore, it has given deep story of Buddha with daily human social life style that you can learn here. In summary, the 2,760 reliefs tell four key sets of stories in the form of carved illustrations and Sanskrit inscriptions
There are two museums inside Borobudur Archaeological Park such as the Karmawibhanga Museum and Samudraraksa Museum. These museums are housed inside the park just a few hundred meters to the north of the temple. Meanwhile, the visitor are free to enter these museum after purchasing the entrance ticket at the main entrance gate way.
Borobudur is a great place to visit in central Java in particular on your Yogyakarta Tours. It is amazing place and captivates the tourist since ever. In addition, there are many souvenir shops are presenting beautiful souvenirs that you can pick one of them and purchase for souvenir. The most popular souvenirs that you can find at this place are the miniature of Borobudur Temple made from cement but it is looking very nice.
Other Places of Interest or Tourist Destinations Nearby
- Parking Area
- Toilet / rest room
- Souvenir shops
- Food stalls
- Drink stalls and furthermore
- Toy train for local transportation
- Elephant riding and furthermore
- Sarong rental (purchase with ticket entrance)
- Police station and furthermore
Bali and Yogyakarta Tour Packages, as a result below:
- Bali – Yogyakarta One day Tours
- Borobudur Sunrise Tours- 1 night / 2 days Package
- Bali – Yogyakarta Overnight stay Package
- Borobudur Sunrise Tours afternoon departure
- Borobudur Sunrise Tours evening departure
Tours Start from Yogyakarta, as a result below:
- Borobudur and Prambanan One day tours
- Borobudur Sunrise tours 1 nights / 2 days
- Yogyakarta and Solo Tours 4 Nights / 5 Days
- Yogyakarta, Merapi and Solo Tours 4 Nights / 5 Days
Trips from Solo to Yogyakarta, as a result below:
- Solo and Borobudur Sunrise Tours
- Yogyakarta and Merapi volcano tours
- Solo, Merapi and Borobudur tours
- Solo, Borobudur and Dieng Plateau Tours
Borobudur and Bromo Tours, as a result below:
- Yogyakarta and Mount Bromo Tours
- Yogyakarta, Solo and Mount Bromo Tours
- Borobudur, Mount Bromo and kalibaru Tours