Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE (Candi Prambanan) + SUNSET

Prambanan_panorama

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS TEMPLE?

MAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
You are going to visit the Main tourism place. The 2nd most visited sight in YOGYAKARTA. Probably the most visited sight in INDONESIA. The biggest hindus temple in Indonesia.

CHEAP
The entry ticket is expensive IDR252,000 (Rp252.000) or USD $18 –> USD $25 (= IDR 325K)  —> 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 –> $32 –> $40 (= IDR 520K) —> IDR 540.000 per 10th October 2017 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.

EXOTIC & UNIQUE TEMPLE
You visit EXOTIC temple, PRAMBANAN  TEMPLE located in the complex of temple. As a hindus temple, you can imagine the luxury and the victory in the past. Unlike in India, the unique of the temple combine 3 god temple in the one area.

 Panorama view:

Prambanan_top_view2

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

BEST TIME
The best time/moment option to visit this temple:
PRAMBANAN in quiet/litle visitor in early morning. Better you arrived at 6.00 A.M when the gate open.
Watch SUNSET at PRAMBANAN TEMPLE. Better you arrived before 5.00 P.M or the gate will closed.
Watch Ramayana Ballet at 8.00 pm after watching Prambanan sunset.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to UNMAINSTREAM site. Such as, RATU BOKO TEMPLE & PLAOSAN TEMPLE, IJO TEMPLE. You can combine to visit these place

GET MORE INFO/HISTORY FROM THE VIDEO:

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Prambanan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Bokoharjo
Regency (Kabupaten): Klaten
Province (Provinsi): Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

DISTANCE:
About 29km to east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 30 minutes.

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE PRAMBANAN TEMPLE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Airport halte (halte bandara), and then change bus to Prambanan halte. It’s free if you change the bus to Prambanan. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Airport(bandara) Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2B – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
then please take Route 3B – Stop in Airport Shelter,
then please take Route 1A – Stop in Prambanan Shelter
then please take walk to the temple

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

**) Today Trans Jogja bus ticket is IDR 3600 only.

***) If your stay far away from Trans Jogja bus stop, you can hire taxi motor online like Go-Jek or Grab. But, you have to install the apps first. The driver can not speak english and you may call him as crazy driver because you don’t get used with our ‘crazy’ traffic.

Sunset on the temple:

Prambanan_sunset

HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 252,000/person (= USD $18) –> USD $25 (= IDR 325.000) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 337.500 per 10th October 2017 for adult.

*) If you want visit Prambanan and Borobudur  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 520.000) 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 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.

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

****) There is another combo/combine ticket, for Prambanan and Ratu Boko temple. The price is USD 25 –> USD 40 (= IDR 520K) per 1st May 2017 —> IDR 540.000 per 10th October 2017 for adult. Include shuttle bus to Ratu Boko temple. The shuttle bus departing every 15 minutes. The last departure is on 2:30 PM. It’s not applied for Ratu Boko sunset.

In the night:

Prambanan_in_night

OPEN GATE:
6.00 A.M – 5.00 P.M

*) If you want to see sunset, better you arrived before 5.00 P.M otherwise, the gate will be closed.

BICYCLE RENTAL:
Yes. IDR 20k for Tandem bicycle.

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

After earthquake 2006:

Prambanan_earthquake

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.

*) Better you bring your own tissue.

Sunset in Prambanan with the unique cloud:

Prambanan_Sunset_unique_cloud_1

SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR PRAMBANAN:

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

1. Ratu Boko temple + sunset.
2. Plaosan temple (twin temples surrounded by rice field).
3. Abhayagiri restaurant + sunset view.
4. Sojiwan temple.
5. Bebek Bacem restaurant (fried sweetened duck).
6. Ijo temple.
7. Ramayana ballet performance (in the specific day only).

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

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE + SUNSET

(PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL, VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE, WATCH THE SUNSET AND THEN DROP OFF TO YOUR HOTEL)

Cost         :  IDR100K per person
Pick up      :  02.00 PM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  07.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  5 hours
Includes     :  Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)
Excludes     :  Prambanan entrance fee (USD $25)
                Tour guide
Tour code    :  K6

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

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE + SUNSET + RAMAYANA BALLET 

(PICK UP FROM YOUR HOTEL, VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE, WATCH THE SUNSET, WATCH RAMAYANA BALLET  AND THEN DROP OFF TO YOUR HOTEL)

Cost         :  IDR125K per person 
Pick up      :  02.00 PM (Hotel or meeting point)
Drop off     :  10.00 PM (Hotel)
Duration     :  8 hours
Includes     :  Pick up and drop off (Hotel or meeting point)             
Excludes     :  Prambanan entrance fee (USD $25)
                Ramayana Entrance fee:
                  VIP = IDR375K
                  Special = IDR275K 
                  Class 1 = IDR200K 
                  Class 2 = IDR 125K
Tour code    :  K8

*) Check the schedule/performance date of Ramayana ballet here.

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

Name                                        :
Number of traveler                  :
Hotel/hostel + room number   :
Tour code + (Ramayana seat) :

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

**) Please be ready in 15 minutes before pick up time.

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

CHECK THE WEATHER FOR TOMORROW TO GET BEST SUNSET



30 thoughts on “PRAMBANAN TEMPLE (Candi Prambanan) + SUNSET

  1. Irina

    The temple complex is impressing, comprised not only of hindu but also buddhist buildings. Don’t miss the big Buddhist temple which is the best place to see sunset. Is is abandoned by tourist, so you will find silence. It is really great and romantic in twilight and the dark, stay there till the guard asks you to leave 😉 Really, loved it…

  2. IsAAc

    Hi just one question about how to reach this temple from Downtown Jogja .
    Because that we stay in Jl Prawirotaman , we need to find the nearest bus stop to airport then transfer trans route 1A or 1B to Prambanan , right ?

    Thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      From Prawirotaman street you can take a walk to Kolonel Sugiyono street.
      You will found two “Pojok beteng wetan” bus stop at Kolonel Sugiyono st.
      Take “Pojok beteng wetan utara” bus stop at Kolonel Sugiyono st.
      Take Trans Jogja bus route 3A.
      Stop at “Adi Sucipto airport” bus stop.
      Then, transfer to Trans Jogja route 1A.
      Stop at “Prambanan” bus stop.
      You can take a walk to the Prambanan temple.

      *) FYI. Jokteng is short of Pojok beteng.

  3. Vera

    Really enjoyed visiting this temple. It’s very chilled, relaxed and quiet. Much less people compared to Borobudur. So catching the sunset here is perfect!

  4. Naquiah Mohamed

    Hi. i have question to ask you. Can i buy the combo ticket at Prambanan Temple or it is only available to buy the ticket at Borobudur Temple?

    Thanks.

  5. Lou

    Hello, I will be going to Jogja next month. How to take public transport from Jalan Letjen Suprapto No. 17, Ngampilan (this is my hotel address).
    Can I still catch the public bus last trip if I will watch the Ramayana ballet.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,

      Please, take Trans Jogja bus. Only IDR3.5K.
      From EDU hostel (jalan Letjen Suprapto No 17) you can take a walk to ‘Benteng Vredeburg’ shelter.
      Take route 1A and stop at ‘Prambanan’ shelter.
      After Ramayana ballet show, i think you can’t catch the Trans Jogja bus.
      Last bus on 9:30 pm.
      Calculating that you have to walk from Prambanan Ramayana stage to Trans Jogja shelter,
      It will take a time. So, you will miss last Trans Jogja bus to your hotel.

      Otherwise, you can take K7 or K8 tour here.

  6. Lou

    Hi there… I am going to Jogja next month.
    How can I get the public bus going to Prambanan Temple from Jalan Letjen Suprapto No.17, Ngampilan (my hotel address)? If I watch the Ramayana ballet, can I still catch the bus back to Jogja?

  7. piper

    hello. may i ask, can i use the combine ticket for two consecutive days? or do i need to squeeze in a day to visit both spots?

    thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello Piper,

      Yes, you can use combine ticket for two consecutive days.
      You’re welcome. 🙂

      Regards

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

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

  8. Germaine

    Hi,

    I heard it’s very hot on the site in the afternoon .
    Do i have to change my short and singlet over there?
    Any dress code for visiting Prambanan temple?
    Thanks.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      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.

  9. lindsay

    make sure you walk to the back of the complex and visit the sewu temple! i was completely alone and this made for a very different experience than being surrounded by people at the main temples.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Yup.
      This temple favorite for American or European traveler who looking the quietness.
      So, they can feel the temple it self.
      Yes, Sewu temple in the north side of Prambanan complex is a must! 🙂

  10. Yohan

    Is there Uber, Grabcar or Go-jek at Prambanan and Ratu Boko area? Can they fetch passenger from there?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      There will be any Uber, Grabcar and Go-jek at Prambanan and Ratu Boko temple.
      But, the number not much since the location is out of town.
      Sometime you feel so lucky when found them.
      Especially on Ratu Boko temple.

  11. Fatin

    If I arrived before 5pm for sunset in Prambanan, how long can I stay there for sunset because I see that the gate will close at 5pm?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      You can stay inside of Prambanan temple until 6 PM.
      Just info, the sunset at Prambanan temple around 5.15 – 5.20 PM.

      1. Fatin

        Is there any other way/place to buy combo entrance ticket to prambanan + borobudur other than at the counter ticket at each attarction? How about queue for tickets at ticket counter, will it be a long queue?

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Well, i try establishing the online temples ticket actually.
          It will serving the Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko ticket.
          But, the system not ready yet.

          The ticket counter already separated for local & international actually.
          It won’t be long queue.
          But, on the peak season: July, August, September & December (end of the year) sometime has long queue.
          But, not everyday. Just occasionally.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Well, i already update it on Prambanan entrance fee part actually.
      But, i foreget to update in the upside part.
      Thanks for reminding.
      I really appreciated.

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