Java – Our day trip to the Borobudur Temple (Indonesia)

Categories: Travel reports, Asia, Indonesia

With Air Asia we went today from Singapore to the island of Java to Yogyakarta in Indonesia, where we arrived around 1 p.m.


The Days
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of our Trip around the World

The flight from Singapore to Indonesia

The flight lasted just under 2 hours. At Changi Airport in Singapore, you could quickly send your greetings to the world at the Social Tree 🙂

Social Tree, Singapore Changi Airport

The Social Tree at Singapore Changi Airport

Our Hotel in Yogyakarta

We took a taxi to our Hotel Dafam Fortuna Malioboro, which is centrally located near the main shopping street. The nearest shopping centre is within walking distance. Here you will also find restaurants, a supermarket, etc. Our room was clean and modern. The air conditioning worked very well, the Wi-Fi also. The breakfast was ok.

Rooms, Hotel Dafam Fortuna Malioboro, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Travel Report

Our room at Hotel Dafam Fortuna Malioboro

A combined tour for Borobudur & Brambanan

Since we wanted to go to the temples Borobudur and Prambanan tomorrow, we did some research in the afternoon for suitable providers who offer a transfer there. In the end, we booked two places for the “Sunrise” group tour for tomorrow at Indoparadiso. The price for the tour for 2 people was IDR 250,000, so a good 24 euros.

Indoparadiso, Tour, Borobodur Temple, Buddhist Temple Complex, Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia, UNESCO World Heritage, Travelreport

The tour program of Indoparadiso

You will be pick up around 3.40 am – 3.55 am. In at 6 must get down from setumbu hills and move to borobudur temple. Around 8 – 8.30 must leave borobudur temple to go to prambanan temple. Arrive in prambanan temple around 10 am then around 11.30 – 12 must leave from prambanan (all depends also on other people on the same group). We put 9 Hours is proximity time.Tourbeschreibung von Indoparadiso

Sunrise at Borobudur Temple

The next day it was very early to get up, because we were picked up by a driver at 3.45 a.m. Surprisingly, we were both the only ones, so we got a private tour, but paid the cheaper price of a group tour 🙂 The journey took about an hour until our first stop, Setumbu Hills. From a mountain we wanted to watch the sunrise over the Borobudur temple. But unfortunately everything was foggy and there was nothing to see from a sunrise or the temple.

The Borobudur Temple

Afterwards we went to the nearby Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. The pyramid-like temple was built between 750 and 850 and was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1991.

Although it was only 6.30 in the morning, there was already a lot going on here. Mainly because of many school classes. So we had to hurry up to get at least one photo that doesn’t show anyone else. Since the complex consisted only of a large main temple, we stayed there all the time and the different levels have expired.

On the three upper terraces you can see a total of 76 stupas,which frame the main stupa of almost 11 m in diameter. On the lower levels there are bas-reliefsthat describe the life and work of Buddha over a total length of 5 km. At the temple you will find other figures and statues. The main motif of the complex, however, is certainly an open stupa with a Buddha statue.

Leaving the temple you could see how full it was slowing down. After two hours we are back to our driver, who has already waited for us at a snack with a small breakfast. And there were also some peanuts from a local grandma. 🙂