Borobudur Temple Sunrise

Borobudur Temple Sunrise, Yogyakarta

Borobudur Temple is best seen at dawn, when the air is fresh. When the fog rises, the sun rises from behind the surrounding volcanoes, and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of the Buddha. Seeing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience.

Borobudur Sunrise offers a different experience where guests are given special permission to enter the monument in the morning around 04.30am before regular opening time. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from Manohara to Borobudur Temple. The amazing view and peaceful morning at Borobudur Temple especially when the sun will emerge from the horizon is a truly enlightening experience!

 

Borobudur Temple has become one of the worldwide priority super destinations. This magnificent temple in Magelang which has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage has a box shaped structure with four entrances and a circular center point, and this temple is surrounded by several active volcanic mountains, namely Mount Merapi, Mount Merbabu, and Mount Sumbing and Sindoro (click HERE to find out about adventure activities on these mountains).

Borobudur Temple contains 2,672 relief panels. If arranged in a row, the length reaches 6 km, many interesting stories behind each sculpture, to increase your knowledge of this site, the Java Private Tour always invites every guest to explore the story about the relief of the temple walls. Java Private Tour always has a unique way to invite every international guest to visit in Borobudur Temple? Yes, because the Java Private Tour always explores the Borobudur Temple starting from the east door clockwise, then around the building to the top. This is done not without reason.

 

Relief of Borobudur Temple is divided into 4 main stories, namely: Karmawibhangga, Lalitawistara, Jataka or Awadana, and Gandawyuha. In addition to narrating the journey of the Buddha's life and teachings, the relief of Borobudur Temple also recorded the progress of Javanese society at that time.

To be able to follow the story carved in the Borobudur Temple, you have to walk clockwise from the east door. After arriving at the starting point then go up to the next level. Similarly, until it reaches the top of Borobudur Temple. This ritual is called Pradaksina.

 

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