Borobudur Sunrise Tour | Worth to wake up early?
Borobudur Sunrise Tour is one of the solid centerpiece to any Indonesia itinerary. One of the best ways to experience Borobudur temple arriving at Manohara just before dawn. Borobudur sunrise that shows off the temple and surrounding area, as the scene turns from pitch black to all the beautiful shades of morning. Sitting at the top of Borobudur temple between the Buddha stuppas and witness one of the distant volcano’s, Mount Merapi, sending a steady plume of smoke into the air from a distance.
Manohara is the only official way to visit Borobudur sunrise from the interior of the temple. Be sure to make your transport arrangements the day before to ensure you arrive before the 4:30am tour start time. You will arrive in the dark and climb the 118 stairs to the top with a proper torch, provided by the officials of the temple. It is worth not only the early alarm but the extra cost to catch a Borobudur sunrise. Once you reach the top, you’ll be treated to a contrasting change of architecture that features multiple stupas, both large and small, that guard a variety of Buddha statues. Once the sun starts rising you’ll forget the doubt and give you breathtaking panoramic views of the area.
Borobudur Sunrise Tour | The World Heritage Tour
Borobudur Sunrise start the tour at 03.30 AM is one of the perfect ways to visit Borobudur Temple. Enjoy the temple before dawn while it is still quite. The mist starts to fill the air, the Sun raise surround the volcanoes and magnificent natural view around the temple. Touching every stone while it is still covered by the dew and feel the warmth of the sun filling in the air. This moment has a different experience over the regular public entrance. You will get the best spot on the top of Borobudur temple between Buddha statues as the sun rises over the horizon. A panoramic scenery in a very beautiful morning on the Temple counting a new day when the Sun comes up over the horizon surrounding countryside is beautiful.
What to see at Borobudur?
Artefacts around this temple describe Buddha dignity. It tells us about how the life of that age, the social strata, the purpose of life and how they believe in Karma.
The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument. An ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 7th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. The temple designed in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region. There are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe-inspiring monument is truly a marvel. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
Where to go?
There is only one official way to see a sunrise from the inside of Borobudur temple. By paying an extra over the Manohara Resort which is located on park grounds. It doesn’t mean you have to stay at the resort and you don’t need to make reservations in advance. You can get the ticket at the ticket counter easily.
You can also place an order through a trusted local tour agent who has been verified on Trip Advisor and has over 5 years of experience in handling tours to Borobudur and areas in Yogyakarta.