A journey into the history of Borobudur Temple

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If you dream of visiting an ancient Buddhist sacred place, go to Borobudur Temple in Indonesia, also called «stone lotus». Historians believe it appeared in the IX century. It used to be a centre of Buddhist pilgrimage, but eventually its popularity fell into oblivion for centuries. It was rediscovered again only in the XIX century. Today Borobudur Temple is one the most visited places by tourists and Buddhist pilgrims. From the above it looks like mandala, the Buddhist model of the universe. Come and see it firsthand. Walk through all its levels; see its fine bas-reliefs and mystical statues of Buddha, hidden inside the carved stone stupas. Hindu complex Prambanan appeared in Indonesia together with Borobudur Temple. Beautiful, mysterious Temple of Lord Shiva is open for visitors. Temples of Lords Vishnu and Brahma are located nearby. There are also three temples in honor of sacred animals of these gods. 

You can also visit Kraton Palace to see how kings of Java Island used to live in the XIX century. Some of its buildings were partly destroyed during wars with Holland and earthquakes. A small part of the complex has been restored nowadays; it's already enough to see how beautiful was the original palace with its numerous pavilions and channels. 

Go on tour to see famous temples and palaces in Java Island and get closer with the heritage of those ancient times. Touch these unique shrines and learn about their legends and mysteries.

 
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Tour to Borobudur templeTrip: daily. Private tour for 2 or more people. Company:
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    the Royal Palace Kraton
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What To Expect

Itinerary

07:50 am arrival at Jakarta airport; meeting with guide;
07:50–08:15 am transfer to Prambanan temple complex;
08:15–10:00 am excursion in Prambanan temple complex;
10:00–10:40 am transfer in Kraton Royal Palace;
10:40–12:00 am excursion to Kraton Royal Palace;
12:00–01:30 pm transfer in Borobudur Temple;
01:30–02:15 pm lunch;
02:30–04:30 pm excursion to Borobudur Temple;
04:30–07:00 pm return transfer to the hotel or airport.


Full description

English-speaking guide meets you at Jakarta airport early morning and you will go to the temple complex Prambanan. You will learn about its history, walk around the territory, visit temples, including Lord Shiva Temple where you can see many bar-reliefs with depictions of gods and animals, and also see how Javanese people lived in IX century. 

Then you visit the Royal Palace Kraton. This is a big complex with a mosque, squares, streets, small shops, music and dance pavilion, arms shop, stables and a royal museum on the territory. You can take photos of the richly decorated front entrance gates and ancient stage, go inside the palace and walk across small streets and shops.

Then you go to Borobudur Temple. You will have lunch in one of the local restaurants and after that have an excursion to an ancient temple. You will walk around its levels and see the unique architecture. Bar-reliefs on the walls tell the story of Buddhism. There are 72 small bell-shaped stupas and a big central one on the top level. There are rhombus halls in all stupas through which you can see statues of Buddha hidden inside. According to the legend, if you touch fingers of the statues, you will obtain happiness and success. Enjoy the view of the nature landscape around, and take beautiful photos of the temple with tropical woods and mountains at the background.

When the excursion to the temple is finished, the transfer takes you to the hotel or back to the airport.

Reviews

  • Philip 28.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    Our guide, was great. He was on time, his car was clean and he was a great driver. He walked us into the temple and showed us where all the best spots to take pictures were.
  • Christina 28.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    The private tour was great. We had a great conversation with the tour guide. There are other tours/options to visit the Borobudur Temple but this one was worth it.
  • Janne 22.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    Great trip. Gide was a great host and Borobudur was beautiful. We also the visited Prambanan temple and Kraton Palace as well as stopping for a cup of coffee.
  • Johann 09.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    The guide knew exactly where to go etc and found us a very good local guide for the actual attraction
  • Aleksei D. 10.03.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    Экскурсия очень понравилась. Гид Юсуф прекрасно разбирается в исторических фактах. Он очень подробно и в полной мере рассказал о всех достопримечательностях, которые мы посещали. Более того, с ним интересно было говорить и о жизни в Индонезии, в частности на Яве. Не было проблем с пониманием, Юсуф хорошо говорит по-русски. Даже дождь нам не помешал посмотреть всё из программы тура. Очень советую, остались довольны.
  • Oksana Nikovaeva 21.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    Поездка организована с большим комфортом: в аэропорту нас с мужем встретил персональный гид. В машине был кондиционер и вода. Мы немного изменили программу и сначала поехали в Боробудур. Готовьтесь, что на входе будет много торговцев, которые будут приставать. Сам храм асолютно точно достоен внимания! Не зря это объект ЮНЕСКО, мы были поражены грандиозностью, хотя до этого были и в Ангор Вате. После поехали в Прамбанан. Гид рассказал нам очень интересную легенду строительства этого храма: как всегда в основе безответная любовь :) Считаем, что эти места нужно обязательно увидеть раз в жизни. Во дворец не поехали, потому что растянули программу по этим двум храмам. Спасибо mybalitrips, уже не первый раз с вами и все всегда отлично!
  • Svetlana A 03.01.2020
    Borobudur (company: Java Tours)
    Super
    Про Боробудур я услышала еще в школе, поэтому когда собрались в отпуск на Бали, сразу решили что посетим и этот храмовый комплекс. Боробудур невероятно впечатлил! Гид рассказал нам, что это - самый огромный в мире буддиский храм. Также гид подробно рассказал про все ритуалы, которые можно проделать в храме и что это место обладает особенной энергией. Вся поездка получалась очень насыщенной, впечатлений получили массу! Единственный минус всей этой поездки - везде очень много туристов( Но, наверное, это уже неизбежность наших дней. Обязательно планируйте экскурсию не на выходные и не на праздничные дни.
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  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation made at least 72 hours prior to the activity or in the presence of an official document from the health care.
  • Refunds are made with the deduction of 10% of the amount of payment.
  • The term of consideration of the refund up to 5 calendar days from the date of treatment.
  • The refund period is up to 14 calendar days.

About payment:

  • booking by prepayment: 116 $/pax
  • you can pay online with VISA, MasterCard, PayPal
  • you can pay by cash in shops Indomaret

Included:

  • English-speaking guide
  • entrance fees to temples
  • lunch (Indonesian cuisine)
  • transfer from the airport and back to the hotel / airport

Extra charge:

  • plane tickets from Bali to Java, Yogyakarta Airport
  • insurance

You bring:

  • camera
  • sunscreen
  • long-sleeve shirt
  • hat
  • money for personal expenses
  • snack for the duration of the tour

Please note:

  • duration 12 hours, starting time 8:00 am
  • children from 0 - 3 years old free
  • from 3 years old for the price of an adult
  • temple visits are not recommended for women during the menstrual cycle
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