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 favourite tourist destinations during Yogyakarta Tours.

Location and Access

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Borobudur Temple

It is located in Borobudur, Magelang regency, Central Java Indonesia. 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 an 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.

Temple Discovery

The monument

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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 centre of the top platform where 72 Buddha statues inside the 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.

Wall Reliefs

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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 a deep story of Buddha with a daily human social lifestyle 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

Borobudur Museum

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 is free to enter this museum after purchasing the entrance ticket at the main entrance gateway.


Borobudur is a great place to visit in central Java in particular on your Yogyakarta Tours. It is an 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 a 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.

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Public Facilities

  • Parking Area
  • Toilet/restroom
  • Souvenir shops
  • Food stalls
  • Drink stalls and furthermore
  • Hotels
  • Restaurant
  • Toy train for local transportation
  • Museums
  • Elephant riding and furthermore
  • Security
  • Sarong rental (purchase with ticket entrance)
  • Photographer
  • Police station and furthermore

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