The magnificent Borobudur is always charming and invites a lot of visitors/travelers to come. The sunrise inside the world heritage building can hypnotize everyone who wants to see the sunrise from Borobudur temple. Besides the stunning of the temple, Borobudur also offers the richness of nature and culture.
So if you’re wondering where to go, here’s our take on the best Borobudur offers.
- WATCHING NIRVANA SUNRISE FROM BEST LOCATION: ‘SETUMBU HILL.’
It is just a hill, a quiet and peaceful hill. But, at 5 am it became crowded and full of visitors from all over the world. They are hunting for nirvana sunrise.
It has magic sights when the sun rises above the two volcanoes, and the mist surrounding Borobudur disappears so slowly. You won’t forget the sunrise in your whole life.
Address: Kurahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Opening hours: 5 am – 5 pm
Entrance fee: Rp30000
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- VISITING’ CHICKEN CHURCH’ BUILT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE JUNGLE
As a local citizen said, this unique and colossal building has a form like a pigeon or chicken. It is built in the middle of the jungle that is close to Borobudur. That’s why so many Yogyakarta people or Indonesian didn’t know the chicken church’s location, But, ironically, it became viral in the UK.
The unique architecture and abandoned buildings make travelers curious to visit it. At the top of the chicken’s head, you can get amazing sights surrounded by volcanoes and mountains.
Address: Gombong, Kembanglimus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Opening hours: 5 am – 5 pm
Entrance fee: Rp10000
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- EATING LOCAL ENDEMIC REDTAIL CATFISH CUISINE (MANGUT BEONG)
A kind of catfish is not common in Indonesia. It just lives in the Progo River. Yes, Beong fish is what the local people called it. Until now, local people still couldn’t farm it. Fisherman only caught it from the Progo River.
Wild fish meat could be better than farming fish. The texture is so soft and mixed with coconut milk, turmeric, and spices could make your tongue dance.
Address: Kembanglimus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Opening hours: 9 am – 3 pm
Price of cuisine: Rp20000
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- DRINKING THE CHEAPEST LUWAK COFFEE IN JAVA & VISITING THE PAWON TEMPLE
How about drinking coffee that has beans taken from wild civet feces?
This place offers you the ultimate experience of drinking coffee. The most expensive coffee in the world, but it sells so cheap here. You can visit and enjoy the coffee after visiting Borobudur.
After enjoying the arabica or robusta, you can take a walk to visit the Pawon temple, which is in front of the cafe.
Address: Candi Pawon St., Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Price of coffee: Rp20000 (Arabica), Rp10000 (Robusta), Rp3500 (temple)
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- VISITING LIMA JAWI ART HOUSE AND SEE AMAZING BURNED PAINTING
No doubt that Borobudur was built by high human civilization. That’s why you need to take a look at how local artists express their artistic sense. Sometimes local artist collaborates with abroad artist to do exhibitions here.