The beauty of Borobudur Temple Indonesia

KUPASONLINE.COM — Apart from its large scale, this very legendary temple of course also contains a variety of unique facts, as well as various interesting things that you can meet when you visit here. Before you go to Borobudur Temple, let’s take a look at the full review below!

This legendary temple is estimated to have been built in the 8th century, to be precise around 750 AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. Its construction is estimated to take about 75 years until it is finally completed during the reign of King Samaratungga.

BorobudurBorobudur Temple is located on a beautiful green hill where you can see other green hills around it. The building itself consists of millions of stone blocks carved into three structures that represent the levels of the universe according to Buddhist philosophy. This colossal building is also decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

The violent eruption of Mount Merapi in around 1006 caused BorobudurBorobudur Temple to be buried by volcanic ash for hundreds of years. Several centuries later, the Borobudur Temple was finally rediscovered in 1814 by a Dutch engineer named Hermanus Christiaan Cornelius, when the British Empire represented by Thomas Stamford Raffles occupied several parts of the island of Java, including Central Java. After Indonesia’s independence, in the late 60’s the government collaborated with UNESCO to renovate Borobudur Temple for many years, until finally UNESCO designated this masterpiece as a World Heritage Site in 1991.


Not only offering the wonders of the world, here you can also find a variety of other tourist objects that are no less interesting. Around the temple, there are three museumsmuseums that you can visit to add insight, namely the Borobudur Museum, the Samudraraksa Ship Museum, and the MURI Museum. If any of you Pesona friends want to see the extraordinary view of Borobudur Temple from a distance, then Pesona Friends must visit Punthuk Setumbu which is located in the western part of Borobudur Temple. Here, you can also witness the beautiful sunrise or sunset on each horizon.

Not far from Punthuk Setumbu, you can also find a building that has a unique shape if you walk north. This chicken-shaped building is a church that was built in the 90s and is known as the Chicken Church by local residents. If Pesona Friends are still not satisfied, in the eastern part of Borobudur Temple there are three small temples that are no less beautiful, namely Pawon Temple, Ngawen Temple and Mendut Temple. Want to spend even more time around Borobudur Temple? Just try staying at the Tourism Village around Borobudur Temple! Among them are Wanurejo Village, Karangrejo Village, Tanjungsari Village, Giritengah Village, Majaksingi Village, and Candirejo Village.


If Pesona Friends feel hungry after visiting these cool places, there’s nothing wrong with trying the delicious Magelang culinary around Borobudur Temple. One of the most famous foods in this area is processed fish called mangut beong or ndas beong. Also try the delicious sego godog and kupat tofu which can spoil your tongue, Pesona Pesona. Still hungry too? Feel the delicious senerek soup and lesah rice! The strong taste of these two dishes can make you add more and more until you are satisfied.

Still want to taste the delicious culinary delights of Magelang? The bacem tofu and mendoan tempeh which are often sold around here are perfect to serve as provisions for your trip home, Charm Friends.


How to get to Magelang
There are two ways that you can reach Magelang, namely by air and by land. Air routes can be reached using airplanes while land routes can be reached using car or train transportation.

Airline: Magelang can be explored by Sobat Pesona by air that lands at Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta City. After that, you can continue your trip to Magelang City using public transportation or renting a vehicle for 1 hour drive.

Land route: Friends of Pesona can go through the Trans Java Toll Road from Jakarta with a journey time of approximately 8 hours by private car. Or, you can also take an inter-city bus that stops at the Tidar Terminal or also known as the Soekarno-Hatta Terminal.

Another alternative is to use the train from major city stations in Java to Yogyakarta Station, either at Tugu or Lempuyangan Stations. Then, continue with public transportation or rent a vehicle to Magelang City for approximately 1 hour drive.(*)

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