Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE (Candi Borobudur) + SUNRISE

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS TEMPLE?

MAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
You are going to visit the Main tourism place. The most visited sight in YOGYAKARTA. Probably the most visited sight in INDONESIA.

CHEAP
The entry ticket is expensive IDR280,000 (Rp280.000) or USD $20 –> USD $25 (= IDR 325.000) —> IDR 337.500 per 10th October 2017.
To get more cheap entry ticket for temple, you can buy COMBINE/COMBO TICKET (2 in 1, ticket) = IDR420,000 (Rp420.000) or USD $30 –> USD $40 (= IDR 520.000) —> IDR 540.000 for Borobudur & Prambanan temple.
You can also show your student card to get half price.
*) Not include Parking Car/Motorcycle or Transport to the site.

WORTH IT
You visit EXOTIC MAGIC PLACE, with nice Panorama, fresh air, peaceful and magic beautiful sunrise.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to UNMAINSTREAM site. Such as, SETUMBU HILL, CHICKEN CHURCH, MENDUT TEMPLE, PAWON TEMPLE, RAFTING ELO RIVER, PAWON LUWAK COFFEE, LIMANJAWI ART HOUSE & MANGUT BEONG FISH FOOD.

 Panorama view:

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

BEST MOMENT
The time should managed very well. So, you got the best time to visit.
BOROBUDUR SUNRISE (at 4.30 am from Manohara hotel gate) or
BOROBUDUR in quiet/little visitor in early morning (at 6.00 am from official gate) or
BOROBUDUR after SETUMBU HILL SUNRISE.
*) For watching SUNRISE at BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, better leave from Yogya at 4.00 am.

GET INFO/HISTORY FROM VIDEO:

DESCRIPTION:

Borobudur is the world’s biggest Mahayana Buddhist temple. An heritage site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Established in the 9th century which located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. In the past time, the temple use as buddhist university centre and also as destination for spiritual journey of mahayana buddhist to get an enlightment or vision. Some archaeologist say Borobudur as a book (library) in the stone form cause so many story explained in the relief (carved stone) of Borobudur’s wall.

GET MORE INFO/HISTORY FROM VIDEO:

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Borobudur
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Borobudur
Regency (Kabupaten): Magelang
Province (Provinsi): Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

MAP:

DISTANCE:
About 41 km to north from downtown Yogyakarta or about 40 minutes.

HOW TO GET TO THE BOROBUDUR TEMPLE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,600. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Jombor Bus Station halte/shelter (halte Jombor), and then change bus to Borobudur and pay about IDR 30,000. From Borobudur bus station you can take a walk to the temple.  Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
then please take Route 2A – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A (at Malioboro Shelter) – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus direct to Borobudur
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take a bus direct to Borobudur

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

*) It always hard (impossible) to find a bus in early morning. Better you rent a motorcycle from Yogyakarta. Start 4 A.M if you don’t want miss sunrise.

**) In some month you need start earlier than 4 AM because the sun arise earlier. Start from Yogyakarta on 3.30 AM is the wise choice.

Borobudur Sunrise:

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRANCE FEE:

BOROBUDUR ONLY:
Borobudur sunrise via Manohara hotel gate (Start open at 4.20 am):
IDR 400K —> IDR 450K per 1st January 2017.
IDR 225K for children under 10 years by show the Passport.
Borobudur Regular via official gate / No sunrise (6.00 am – 5.00 pm):
USD 20 –> USD 25 (= IDR 325.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 337.500 per 10th October 2017 for adult.
USD 15 (= IDR 195.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 202.500 per 10th October 2017 for children/student by show Passport or student ID at ticket window.

*) IDR 380,000/person (Borobudur Sunrise ticket from Manohara hotel gate, open at 4 am). Update info: Today is IDR400k per person. IDR 450K per 1st January 2017 for adult. IDR 225K for children by show Passport.

**) Update price: IDR 280,000 or USD $20 (Borobudur regular from official gate, open at 6 AM) —–> USD $25 (= IDR 325K) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 337.500 per 10th October 2017 for adult..

COMBINE (COMBO) TICKET :
Borobudur & Prambanan (Regular, no sunrise):
USD 32 –> USD 40 (= IDR 520.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 540.000 per 10th October 2017 for adult.
USD 30 (= IDR 390.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 405.000 per 10th October 2017 for children/student by show Passport or student ID at ticket window.
Borobudur & Ratu Boko (Regular, no sunrise):
USD 27 –> USD 40 (= IDR 520.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 540.000 per 10th October 2017 for adult.
USD 30 (= IDR 390.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 405.000 per 10th October 2017 for children/student by show Passport or student ID at ticket window.
Borobudur, Pawon & Mendut (Regular, no sunrise):
USD 30 (= IDR 390.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 405.000 per 10th October 2017 for children/student by show Passport or student ID at ticket window.
USD 20 (= IDR 260.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 270.000 per 10th October 2017 for children/student by show Passport or student ID at ticket window.

*) If you want visit Borobudur and Prambanan temple, better you buy 1 ticket for 2 temples (Combine/Combo ticket). Price IDR 420,000 (Rp420.000) or USD $30. It more cheap than you buy 1 ticket  for each temple. Borobudur temple USD $20, Prambanan temple USD $18, Total USD $38. $30 < $38. So, you save USD $8 if you buy combine/combo ticket.
Update info: Today combine ticket is USD $32 –> USD 40 (= IDR 520K) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 540.000 per 10th October 2017 for adult..

**) Combo ticket for student: IDR 210,000 (Rp210.000) or USD $15 by show your student card. Update: USD 16 –> USD 30 (= IDR 390K) —> IDR 405.000 per 10th October 2017 by show your student ID.

***) The price for International visitor not for local.

****) For Combo ticket Borobudur, Pawon & Mendut  better you buy Pawon & Mendut ticket on the site (ticket window). It will be cheaper. Only IDR 3500 for both temples.

*****) Don’t try to fool ticketing guard by pretending as a local to get cheap entrance fee. Even you looks like local people, the ticketing guard and security will recognize you. They are professional in their job. I have saw many times that my guests failed to fool them. Remember that you bring your nations when you got caught by them.

Ark on the relief:

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OPEN GATE:
4.20 A.M – 6.00 A.M (Manohara hotel gate) / Borobudur Sunrise
6.00 A.M – 5.00 P.M (Official gate)

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

*) After gift or souvenirs market burned, a gift seller (shop) move a long the way to the exit gate. Well, sometime it makes visitor feel uncomfortable when pass the way. Just smile and keep walking to the exit gate. 🙂

**) Update: The Borobudur management already relocate the souvenirs shops to the specific place.

Borobudur Sunset:

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CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are so many local/simple/traditional cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

RESTROOM/TOILET:
So many restroom and toilet

Borobudur and bodhi leaf

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SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR BOROBUDUR:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Borobudur temple:

1. Setumbu hill + sunrise.
2. Chicken church.
3. Pawon temple + Luwak coffee.
4. Limanjawi Art House.
5. Mendut temple.
6. Mangut Beong (local spicy foods).
7. Camera house (Rumah Kamera) + painting gallery.
8. Elo river rafting.
9. Warung Kopi restaurant + Wooden Homestay.

*) For budget traveler better you visit Borobudur at 6.00 am after watching sunrise at Setumbu hill. It more quiet and avoid hot temperature in the afternoon and cheaper for sure.

**) There are no public transport in the early morning. Otherwise, you can  take travel agency (a tour) or rent a scooter and use this map as navigation or take a public transport and stay at hostel near Borobudur for one night and catch the sunrise in the early morning as alternative solution.

If you need transport, you can contact me.
Choose which one is suitable with your plan & budget:

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE TOURS:
BOROBUDUR SUNRISE FROM MANOHARA HOTEL GATE

(SUNRISE FROM INSIDE BOROBUDUR TEMPLE)

Cost         :  IDR 110K per person
Pick up      :  04.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 AM (Hotel)
Duration     :  6 hours
Includes     :  Light breakfast & coffee/tea
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Borobudur sunrise entrance fee (IDR 450K)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K11

*) If you found this view looks like mess up or without arrangement, please rotate your phone into landscape position.

BOROBUDUR IN QUIET VISITOR FROM OFFICIAL GATE

(VISIT BOROBUDUR TEMPLE ON 6.00 AM, NOT CROWDED, FRESH AIR & NOT SO HOT)

Cost         :  IDR 90K per person (without breakfast)
                IDR 125K per person (with breakfast)
Pick up      :  05.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 AM (Hotel)
Duration     :  5 hours
Includes     :  Breakfast & coffee/tea (optional)
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Borobudur entrance fee (USD $25)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K3
SUNRISE FROM BAREDE HILL & BOROBUDUR TEMPLE

(BOROBUDUR “CHEAP SUNRISE” FROM BAREDE HILL &  BOROBUDUR TEMPLE)

Cost         :  IDR 90K per person (without breakfast)
                IDR 120K per person (with breakfast)
Pick up      :  04.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 AM (Hotel)
Duration     :  6 hours
Includes     :  Breakfast & coffee/tea (optional)
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Barede sunrise entrance fee (IDR 30K)
                Borobudur entrance fee (USD $25)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K1
BOROBUDUR AFTERNOON

(BOROBUDUR TEMPLE IN THE AFTERNOON)

Cost         :  IDR120K per person
Pick up      :  01.30 PM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  06.30 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  5 hours
Includes     :  Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Borobudur entrance fee (USD $25)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K5

 

BOROBUDUR & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE TOURS:
BOROBUDUR SUNRISE FROM MANOHARA & PRAMBANAN

(SUNRISE FROM INSIDE BOROBUDUR TEMPLE AND THEN VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE )

Cost         :  IDR160K per person
Pick up      :  04.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  02.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  9 hours
Includes     :  Light breakfast & coffee/tea
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Borobudur sunrise entrance fee (IDR 450K)
                Prambanan entrance fee (USD $25)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K12
BOROBUDUR IN QUIET VISITOR & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

(VISIT BOROBUDUR TEMPLE ON 6.00 AM, NOT CROWDED, FRESH AIR & NOT SO HOT, THEN VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE)

Cost         :  IDR 140K per person (without breakfast)
                IDR 175K per person (with breakfast)
Pick up      :  05.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  02.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  8 hours
Includes     :  Breakfast & coffee/tea (optional)
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Borobudur entrance fee (USD $25)
                Prambanan entrance fee (USD $25)
                or Combine ticket (USD $40)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K4
SUNRISE FROM BAREDE HILL, BOROBUDUR & prambanan

(BOROBUDUR “CHEAP SUNRISE” FROM BAREDE HILL, THEN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE)

Cost         :  IDR 140K per person (without breakfast)
                IDR 175K per person (with breakfast)
Pick up      :  04.00 AM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  02.00 AM (Hotel)
Duration     :  9 hours
Includes     :  Breakfast & coffee/tea (optional)
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Barede sunrise entrance fee (IDR 30K)
                Borobudur entrance fee (USD $25)
                Prambanan entrance fee (USD $25)
                or Combine ticket (USD $40)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K2

Please send these data to me via Whatsapp (+6281 2277 0029) for booking transport:

Date of visit                             :
Name                                        :
Number of traveler                  :
Hotel/hostel + room number  :
Tour code + Breakfast or not :

*) Your name should match with booking name in your hotel/hostel cause the driver will ask to the receptionist. Not calling or texting you.

**) No deposit for booking, for cancellation please text me one day before.

***) It’s a group of tour, not private tour. One car max for 15 persons.

To get many destinations in one day, you can choose “Custom” tours/transport.
Choose your destinations, we will help you to arrange your itinerary.
It’s also able for shared tour with other traveler, it would be more cheap and fun.
My old brother as the driver, Wahyu. Check his profile and his references.
He drive so gently and he can speak english very well.
Otherwise, my neighbor as the driver, Krisna.

CUSTOM TOURS:
BOROBUDUR SUNRISE, JEEP LAVA TOUR MERAPI & PRAMBANAN SUNSET

(SUNRISE FROM SETUMBU HILL OR INSIDE OF BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, THEN VISIT PAWON LUWAK COFFEE, JEEP LAVA TOUR AT MERAPI VOLCANO & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE SUNSET )

Cost         :  IDR550K per car
Passenger    :  Max 5 persons
Pick up      :  04.00 AM (Hotel)
Drop off     :  07.00 PM (even more than 07.00 pm & no charges)
Duration     :  more than 12 hours 
Destination  :  Borobudur sunsrise (Manohara or Setumbu)
                Borobudur temple
                Pawon Luwak coffee + temple
                Jeep Lava tour at Merapi volcano
                Prambanan temple + sunset
*) You may change Jeep Lava tour to Sultan palace, Water castle & Malioboro
*) You may change Prambanan sunset to Ratu Boko temple + sunset
Includes     :  Car, Gasoline & Driver
                Pick up and drop off (Hotel)
Excludes     :  Entrance fee of the sights
                Jeep Lava Tour fee
                Drinks, Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K80

*) You may add more destination as long as possible to do or one way of your other destination.
Such as: Ramayana ballet, Kopi Joss, etc.
**) The driver has the right to decide is ok to add more destination or not.
He can calculate the time, traffic, his energy or he has sunrise tour in the next day. 
Just ask to your driver for sure.

Check the schedule to get more cheap by join and share the tour with other traveler.
Or you can check it to see the itinerary from other travelers:

Schedule of Custom Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2017.xlsx

*) Click tabs of the month that you want to check. 
*) If the schedule did not show on your phone, you need to update your browser that compatible to Google spreadsheet or Google Docs.

GET MORE CHEAP BY JOIN  AND SHARE THE CUSTOM TOUR WITH OTHER TRAVELER!

Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)

 

*) All tours not include entrance fee of the sights.
**) Please, be ready in 15 minutes before pick up time.

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN IN ‘CUSTOM & SHARED COST’ TOURS

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY CHEAP TOURS

*) a tours and backpacker seems mismatch, but it just an option since there is no public transport in the early morning (catching sunrise) and also it is the way that you will spend your time efficiently in your short day visit in Yogyakarta. Besides, this is a budget tours.

CHECK THE WEATHER FOR TOMORROW TO GET THE BEST BOROBUDUR SUNRISE



74 thoughts on “BOROBUDUR TEMPLE (Candi Borobudur) + SUNRISE

  1. Pia

    1)I can buy the 2in1 tix at the temple or do I have to book it online?
    2) does the half price if you show student card only applies for Local or foreigners too?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Pia,

      1. You can buy the 2 in 1 ticket at the temple. The ticket applies for two days.
      2. Yes, it applies for foreigners too. International student pay only IDR125,000.

      Yup, you’re welcome.

      Regards

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Well, those ticket price are for foreigners.
      Student ID tips working for foreigners.
      I have visit there with some Couchsurfer and some of them are student, and it work.

  2. Petr Vrchota

    Hello, nice article. I would have 3 questions.

    1) Could I use the International Student’s Card-ISIC to get a discount price in Borobudur?
    2) Is it worth to go there to see the sunrise from the temple or is it better to watch the sunrise from the Setumbu hill?
    3) Are there some guided tours or the visitors usually go on their own?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,

      Thank you.
      1) Well, i have no idea about ISIC Student card.
      But, usually if they refuse/deny your ID, then you have to show them your official school/university website in your phone.
      After that, you have to login and you must succeed login.
      2) The ticket entry for Borobudur sunrise is expensive because it managed by Manohara hotel.
      Just compare Rp380,000 (Borobudur sunrise) to Rp30,000 (Setumbu hill sunrise).
      Mostly foreigner watch the sunrise from Setumbu hill.
      3) Yes, Borobudur had tour guide. The rate Rp100,000. You can share with other tourist for cheap reason.
      But, you can also go without tour guide.

      Have a nice trip!

  3. Phuc Nguyen

    Mas Roni woke up at 3am to drive me to Borobudur so that i could see the enjoy the quietude and magnificient sun rise inside the temple. If there is a person for you to rely on and exchange life wisdom, this is definitely the guy.

  4. Irina

    I visited Borobudur in the morning on Saturday (but not sunrise). It was super crowded with school children and local tourists. Almost everyone asked me to make a picture with him/her\them… It was a crazy experience, coz i went to meditate there))))) I practiced compassion feeling like white monkey in the zoo. I would recommend everyone to go there on weekday at sunrise (which i didn’t do, but think it is the best option to enjoy the temple).

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yes, it must be crowded on weekend. Just like other sights.
      Our local english teacher giving task to student to make short interview and student should give a proof by taking photo together with foreigner.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Do you mean whole Borobudur site area?
      Well, buddhist in the past time visit here for spiritual journey.
      It take 7-10 days to read all relief (carved stone) on Borobudur’s wall.
      Take moral messages and doing meditation.
      Today, visitor usually take 2-3 hours to explore the site.
      There also will be Borobudur’s museum and ark museum that you can visit it for free.

  5. Vera

    By far the most famous attraction is yogya. So there are many tourists. But it’s surely worth a visit to look at how this was built in the past. You can also see some people still working on some of the ruins. You get your picture taken and interviewed by the kids leaning English. It’s a crazy experience because you feel like the attraction instead hahaha. But, I have to say the kids are adorable and really keen to learn. So please support them!

  6. Nia

    Nice article 🙂

    If i wanna go to Ullen Sentalu from merapi museum (lava tour),how to get there by public transportation?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thank you.
      Your question is not match with content of the Borobudur article.
      But, i will answer anyway.
      From Merapi museum you have take a walk to Kaliurang street, then take a bus or elf.
      You will arrived at Kaliurang bus station.
      You can take a walk or take taxi motor to Ullen Sentalu museum.

  7. Layla

    Such a nice and very informative blog.. 🙂

    I wonder..if I buy 2 in 1 ticket, can i go to the temples for 2days? E.g. candi borobudur on sunday and candi prambanan on Monday??

    Since I have read somwhere that it applies for 1 day only

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      2 in 1 ticket applies for two days.
      I have brought so many traveler, combo/combine ticket applies for 2 days.
      If we can not visit 1 or 2 temples in one day cause it rainy on the site,
      usually we visit on the next day.
      It always working. No doubt. 😉

  8. Yuwadee

    I interest to buy combo ticket for Borobudur_Pambanan 32$ that valid for 2 days .I need to know how many times to visit each place.Can I visit Borobudur in the afternoon of the first day and come back again in morning of the second day by paying one combo ticket.
    Thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Combo ticket apply for 2 days.
      But, it apply for Borobudur visit in once time and Prambanan visit in once time.
      You can’t use it for Borobudur in the afternoon and Borobudur in the morning in the next day.
      But, you can use it for Borobudur in the afternoon and Prambanan in the morning in the next day.
      So, only one time for Borobudur visit and one time for Prambanan visit.

      Cheers.

  9. Meng

    Hi, good day, can i get the combo ticket at Prambanan as well? am planning to visit Prambanan Sunset in day 1 and Borobudur sunrise in day 2.

    in between, if i am interested in joining the custom tour (share tour), how am i going to arrange?

    thanks.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Meng,

      You can buy Combo/combine ticket at Prambanan as well.
      Combo/combine ticket not include Borobudur sunrise ticket.
      Combine ticket are the entrance ticket of Prambanan + sunset and entrance ticket of Borobudur temple at 6.00 am (no sunrise).
      Borobudur sunrise ticket is different price. It’s IDR400K per person.
      You can buy Borobudur sunrise ticket only at Manohara hotel.

      You can join the custom tour which the destinations already arranged by other traveler.
      Or you can create a new tour by your own plan/destinations.

      Thanks.
      Cheers.

      1. Meng

        Hi, thank you for your prompt reply..

        actually i am very interrested on Pantai Timang. i plan to visit Borobudur on 12 Sept morning and to Pantai Timang in the afternoon. so i hope i can find someone with same interest to share the car.

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Hi Meng,

          You can not visit Borobudur temple and Timang beach in one day.
          Because Borobudur temple is in the north-west side and Timang beach in the south-east side.
          Also September 12th is Indonesian holiday.
          You gonna spend your time in the car if you do that.
          It’s gonna so crowded cause the local people going for traveling too.

          Cheers.

          1. Meng

            Thanks for your advise. i will rearrange my visit to Borobudur to avoid the crowd…

            thank you and have a great day..

  10. Naquiah Mohamed

    Hi. thank you for the great info you got here. But im confused about the ticket price. I’ll visiting yogja early next year. I have some questions to ask you.

    1)i would like to watch sunrise from Setumbu Hill but i want to buy the Borobudur/Prambanan combo. It is possible?

    2)Which place do you think have the most beautiful sunrise? Borobudur sunrise, Setumbu Hill Sunrise or Merapi Sunrise?

    i would prefer to know the price in IDR.

    Thank you in advance!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      1). Yes, it is possible. That’s truly wise backpacker choice actually. You will save your money.
      2). Well, i can’t judge it. All of them are beautiful sunrise. But, it has different view and feel.
      * Setumbu hill sunrise = sunrise view with two volcanoes and Borobudur temple surrounded by fog/misty.
      * Borobudur sunrise = sunrise view from inside of the heritage Borobudur temple.
      * Merapi volcano sunrise = sunrise view above the clouds.

      Setumbu hill sunrise: IDR30K
      Borobudur sunrise (Manohara): IDR400K
      Merapi sunrise: Merapi hiking tours

      You’re welcome. 🙂

      1. rohaizan

        hi. thank you for the question and thank you for the answer.

        1. that means i can buy the borobudur/prambanan combo from either borobudur or prambanan temple, right?
        2. is it safe to ride a bike early in the morning to catch sunrise from setumbu hill?

        thank you in advance!

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Hi,

          1. Yes, correct.
          2. It’s safe ride a bike in the early morning cause it’s quite. No traffic or not crowded.
          But, since it’s a new track for you, i recommend you drive max 50 km/hour cause some spots are dark and curve.

          You’re welcome.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      You can buy Borobudur entrance fee ticket by credit card.
      But, your credit card must with ‘Visa’ or ‘Mastercard’ logo.
      Not ‘Maestro’ logo.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi NZ,

      For Borobudur sunrise, under 10 years is half price of adult price.
      Borobudur sunrise (Manohara hotel gate) is IDR 400k for adult.
      So, for a child is IDR 200k.
      But, you need bring their passport to show and prove their age is under 10 years.

      Regards

  11. Germaine

    Hi there,
    Oh, i love your website. So, informative and details.
    Can i get a dinner with you? 😉

    By the way, can i use short and singlet when visiting the temple?
    Is there any dress code when visiting Borobudur temple?
    Thanks.
    Cheers.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Are you tempting me? Hahaha
      Come on…you can do better.

      Well, since it’s a temple. You better wear polite dress.
      But, don’t worry if you wear singlet and short.
      The officer will provide you “Saroong batik” textile to cover your legs.
      Cheers.

  12. Lee Li Wen

    Hi,

    I would like to know more about your trips/package. Can I have your email? I wish to discuss in detail.

    Thank you.

  13. Sakthivel Thangavelu

    Hi Kunzyogya,

    I read from a blog that even if we start at entrance by 6am, we can still reach the top and able to see the Borobudur sunrise at the peak ?

    Is that true or depends on time or season ?

    Thank you with regards,

    Sakthivel

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Sakthivel,

      I already read the blog that you gave me the link.
      I saw their pictures of the Borobudur sunrise.
      Seems the blogger visited Borobudur when the sunrise hindered by Merapi volcano.
      That’s why they watched the sunrise passed of 6.00 am.
      Normally it’s around 5.15 – 5.20 am for Borobudur sunrise.
      The position of the sun always changing.
      Sometime in the back of Merapi volcano, sometime in the back of Mt Merbabu,
      Sometime in the right side of Merapi volcano and sometime among of those volcano.
      You can check the picture of Borobudur sunrise on Google.

      Well, i think it just because the position of the sun in the back of the volcano.
      So, they can watched the Borobudur sunrise on a few minute passed of 6 am.

      Regards

  14. Anouk

    Hi,
    culd you tell me if thre’s any reduction in the entrance fee for teachers (with identification card)?
    Thanks!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      There is no price reduction for teacher in the Borobudur entrance fee.
      The reduction applied for student and children under 10 years only.

  15. Linda

    Hi, if I want a custom tour of the BOROBUDUR IN QUIET VISITOR & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE (Tour code K4), but with JEEP LAVA TOUR MERAPI in the middle, how much would it cost per person? Thank you!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      K4 tour is not a private tour. It’s a group of tour.
      If you take K4 tour, you can not add Jeep Lava Tour Merapi.
      Just visit Borobudur temple and Prambanan temple.

      If you want add Jeep Lava Tour Merapi between both temples,
      you should take a custom tour.
      The price per person = IDR 550K divided by number of travelers.
      The price per person depend on the number of travelers.
      Maximal of the travelers are 5 persons per car.

  16. Mel

    Hi,

    I’m a bit confused about the combo tickets for Borobudur & Prambanan temples, and the sunrise ticket for Borobudur – if I purchase combo tickets, will I be able to use it to enter Borobudur to catch the sunrise?

    Thanks in advance for your reply!

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Don’t be confused because i’m in here. 😉
      If you buy Combo ticket it won’t be able to enter Borobudur to catch the sunrise.
      The gate open at 6 am for Combo ticket.
      It means the sunrise already missed.
      While the gate for Borobudur sunrise open on 4.30 am.
      You will access it from Manohara hotel.

      You’re welcome.

  17. Hanna

    Hi,

    We are interested in a sunrise tour to BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, we do not mind if we are with other tourists. So this would be 550 000IDR for both of us? Excluding the entrance?

    We are also interested in the following day to do the sunset tour PRAMBANAN. Or would you suggest to just do the BOROBUDUR SUNRISE, JEEP LAVA TOUR MERAPI & PRAMBANAN SUNSET?

    If we would like a tour guide how much would this cost for say just Borobudor?

    For the borobudur sunrise, jeep lava etc tour what are the following prices:

    Entrance fee of the sights
    Jeep Lava Tour fee
    Drinks, Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Tour guide

    Thank you,

    Hanna

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Hanna,

      If you interested a sunrise tour in Borobudur you can take K11 tour (Borobudur sunrise tour) IDR 110K per pax.
      Exclude the entrance fee (IDR 450K per pax). Start pick you up on 4.00 AM from your hotel and finish/drop off hotel on 10.00 AM. Then, in the following day you can take K6 tour (Prambanan tour + sunset) IDR 100K per pax. Start pick you up on 2.00 PM from your hotel and drop off hotel on 7.00 PM. Here the info about Prambanan tour:
      http://www.yogya-backpacker.com/prambanan-temple-candi-prambanan/

      Otherwise, you can do BOROBUDUR SUNRISE, JEEP LAVA TOUR MERAPI & PRAMBANAN SUNSET in one day. IDR 550K per car per day. Not per person. Exclude the entrance fee. If you want to get cheaper of this tour, we can help you to give green mark in our schedule that means available for sharing cost tour. So, other travelers can see, join and share the cost with you in the same day. IDR 550K divided by number of travelers. You can check our schedule in here:
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N_iaOB9nqNrzQmAUnwcXuOtKKoAhc_pGw1z3d0fnDyM/edit#gid=1649975925

      The cost of Borobudur tour guide is IDR 100K. You can share the cost with other travelers for cheap reason.

      Well, i already gave the information of the entrance fee of the sights in Yogyakarta. You can check it in here:
      http://www.yogya-backpacker.com/the-entrance-fee-of-the-sights-attractions-in-and-around-yogyakarta-jogja/

      The cost of Drinks, Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner depend on the cuisine and the restaurant that you choose. You can have a recommendation of our driver on the site.

      You’re welcome.

      Roni Kunz

  18. Maddalena

    Hi! I am interested in k12 and k80 tours on 1 August, and I am trying to make the best decision for myself. I would like to ask you if it is possible to buy the tickets for the entrance from Manohara Hotel when we will arrive with you in the early morning in Borobudur or if we have to buy them in advance (maybe there is a limited number of ticket a day?)
    Then, if the pick up at our hotel is at 4 am, will we be able to be at Manohara at 4.30 (time of the opening of the gate)?

    One last question: if I book K80 tour and I will share the car with other people, how can we manage with different needs? For example if someone wants to see the sunrise from Manohara and someone else from setumbu, or visit Sultan Palace instead of doing Jeep Java Tour?

    Thank you very much!

    Maddalena

    1. Maddalena

      Sorry Roni for another question: how is Jeep Lava Tour organized? I don’t really understand what to expect 🙂

    2. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Maddalena,

      Yup, it is possible to buy entrance ticket at Manohara hotel when you arrive in the early morning.
      There is no limited number of ticket a day.
      Except, a president of the state or a celebrity buy whole ticket of Borobudur sunrise,
      just for a private watching Borobudur sunrise.
      K12 & K80 designed for catching Borobudur sunrise.
      So, you don’t have to worry about the time of opening gate.
      Just sit down and enjoy your trip, you will arrive on the site.

      Sharing cost tour should has the same destinations in one day.
      Otherwise, it will make the schedule mess up and tiring for the driver.

      Roni Kunz

  19. Chelly

    Hi. I will be in Malioboro on the 10th of July. I’m looking for tours going to Borobudur and Prambanan, but I would also really love to witness the sunrise. Budget traveller here. I’m thinking of going to Setumbu hill for sunrise, then Borobudur and Prambanan. How much for this combo??

    And What’s the difference between Barede sunrise (cheap sunrise) and Setumbu hill sunrise? And which is cheaper?

    Thank you in advance😊

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi.
      For combo ticket (Borobudur + Prambanan) is USD 40 per pax.

      Barede and Setumbu hill are an alternative (cheap) place to watching Borobudur sunrise.
      Barede hill lower than Setumbu hill and more quiet.
      Barede is another option since Setumbu hill crowded by local visitor.
      Today Setumbu hill become crowded by local people because of the popular local movie ‘AADC’ take a shot in here.
      The local visitor sometime noisy on the site.
      So, sometime it broke the atmosphere & enjoy of watching Borobudur sunrise.

      Both places has the same entrance fee.

  20. Fatin

    Hi, I will visit punthuk setumbu for sunrise, borobudur, merapi +/- jeep tour and prambanan +/- ratu boko for sunset in a day private tour.

    1) Do you recommend me to take local guide tour in borobudur and prambanan? If so, how long is the tour and may I know its price?
    2) Is there any mode of transportation inside borobudur and prambanan temples other than walking around? Just in case I am tired by the end of the day.

    Thank you.

    Fatin

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,
      It will be a little bit rush and tiring actually.
      Many destinations in one day.

      1) Well, it’s up to you. If you prefer to know the history of the temple. Then you should take a local guide.
      It will take 1 – 1.5 hours to take the tour with the local guide. IDR 100K for guide services.
      2) There is a kind of shuttle bus in Borobudur temple. But, usually only mom & children who use this transport.
      In the Prambanan there is bicycle rental that you can use to reach Bubrah temple, Lumbung temple and Sewu temple.
      But, half of your tour in Prambanan temple still by walking.

      1. Fatin

        I know it is a lot to cover in a day.. I still not sure whether to have sunset in Prambanan or Ratu Boko. What would you suggest?

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Well, if you spend your time wisely and efficient,
          i think you can visit those places (Setumbu sunrise, Borobudur, Merapi Jeep tour, Prambanan, Ratu Boko) in one day tour.
          But, a little bit rush off course.

          I prefer Ratu Boko sunset than Prambanan sunset,
          because from the Ratu Boko temple you can see the rice fields, Prambanan temple, Merapi volcano and beautiful sunset.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      As you can see we have a photo of Borobudur sunset.
      But, the sun covered by the hills in west side of Borobudur temple.
      So, the sunset time will be earlier than usual.
      I suggest you arrive on 3.30 PM at Borobudur temple.
      So, the temperature will not so hot and you have time to enjoy the Borobudur sunset.

      1. Daniel

        Thanks for the information.

        Means that I can stay longer at Borobudur Temple to enjoy sunset view? I am afraid because gate will close at 5.00pm.

        Anyway, your website so cool! full of information 😉

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          You’re welcome.
          Glad to know that information useful for travelers.
          Thank you for visiting my website. 😉

  21. Andrea

    Hi,

    I am interested in the customized tours and K12. May I know if the “hotel/ meeting point” solely refers to the Manohara hotel gate? Is it possible to arrange for transport from somewhere nearer to Yogyakarta city centre?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Well, we fetch or pick up you at your hotel/meeting point in Yogyakarta city on 4.00 AM.
      Then we bring you to Manohara hotel to catch the Borobudur sunrise.
      K12 tours is a group of tour.
      After the tour we will drop off you back at your hotel in Yogyakarta city.

      The customized tours is another option.
      You can add more destination beside Borobudur temple & Prambanan temple.
      You can get a private tours or share the transport cost with other traveler.
      Check the customized tours in our schedule here:
      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1N_iaOB9nqNrzQmAUnwcXuOtKKoAhc_pGw1z3d0fnDyM/edit#gid=1005208703

      Regards
      Roni Kunz

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