Facts about Borobudur:
-Borobudur is in Magalang, Central Java, roughly half way between my city, Semarang, and Yoygakarta.
-UNESCO World heritage site
-It’s a Mahayana Buddhist Temple built in the 9th Century.
-It has 2672 relief panels, 504 Buddha statues, 72 of which sit inside of stupa (kind of like a pagoda).
--Little is known about its purpose.
-Its frickin’ huge.
Verdict: Rad. The stupas at the top get a lot of the photo press, but the best part, in my opinion, are the reliefs on the lower level walls.
Advice: Get there before the droves of Indo tourists groups show up; they’re led around by guys with megaphones, and they will want their picture taken with a buleh.
-Located on the Outskirts of Yoygakarta
-Largest Hindu temple in Indonesia
- Believed to be built in the 9th Century
- Also a UNESCO World Heritage site
-You can take the Trans Yoyga city bus to get there!
-Veridict: Under a lot of construction, but worth seeing and easy to get to.
-Advice: Try to go around sunset, it was empty and absolutely gorgeous.
Note: For 50,000 rupiah (5 bucks) the guard will let you behind the gate that surrounds the main temple. (sub-note: I did not do this. I don't encourage any form of bribery in Indo unless it is absolutely necessary.)