The magnificent of Borobudur always charming and invite a lot of visitor/traveler to come. The sunrise inside of world heritage building can hypnotize to everyone who want to see sunrise from Borobudur temple. Beside the stunning of the temple, Borobudur also offering richness of nature and culture.
So if you’re wondering where to go, here’s our take on the best that Borobudur has to offer.
1. Watching nirvana sunrise from best location: ‘Setumbu hill’
It just a hill, a quite and peacefull hill. But, at 5 am it become crowded and full of visitors from all over the world. They hunting for nirvana sunrise.
it has a magic sights when sun arise above the two volcano and mist surrounded Borobudur goes disappear so slowly. You won’t forget the sunrise in whole your life.
Address: Kerahan, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 5 am - 5 pm Entrance fee: Rp30000 Get more info how to get there: Setumbu hill
2. visiting ‘chicken church’ built in the middle of the jungle
This unique and huge building has a form like pigeon or chicken as local citizen said. It built in the middle of the jungle that close to Borobudur. That’s why so many yogyakarta people or indonesian didn’t know where is the location of chicken church, But, ironically it become viral in UK.
The unique architecture and abandoned building makes traveler curious to visit it. At the top of the chicken’s head you can get amazing sights that building surrounded by volcano and mountain.
Address: Gombong, Kembanglimus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 5 am - 5 pm Entrance fee: Rp10000 Get more info how to get there: Chicken church
3. eating local endemic redtail catfish cuisine (mangut beong)
A kind of catfish is not common in Indonesia. It just only live in Progo river. Yes, Beong fish is local people called it. Untill now, local people still can’t farming it. Fisherman only caught it from Progo river.
A wild fish meat could be better than farming fish. The texture so soft and mix with coconut milk, turmeric and spices could make your tongue dancing.
Address: Kembanglimus, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 9 am - 3 pm Price of cuisine: Rp20000 Get more info how to get there: Mangut Beong
4. drinking the cheapest luwak coffee in java & visiting the pawon temple
How about to drink a coffee that beans taken from wild civet feces?
This place offering you ultimate experience of drinking coffee. The most expensive coffee in the world, but it sell so cheap in here. You can visit and enjoy the coffee after visiting Borobudur.
After enjoy the arabica or robusta, you can take a walk to visit the Pawon temple which is in front of the cafe.
Address: Candi Pawon St., Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 8 am - 6 pm Price of coffee: Rp20000 (Arabica), Rp10000 (Robusta), Rp3500 (temple) Get more info how to get there: Pawon Luwak coffee
5. visiting limanjawi art house and see amazing burned painting
No doubt that Borobudur was built by high human civilization. That’s why you need take a look how local artist express their art sense. Sometime local artist collaborate with abroad artist to do exhibition in here.
You will found an amazing burned painting in here. A painting process using burning technique by burned cigarettes and mosquito coil.
Address: Tingal kulon, Wanurejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 8 am - 5 pm Entrance fee: Free Get more info how to get there: Limanjawi art house
6. visiting mendut temple which is has a big buddha statue inside
Don’t forget to visit important temple for buddhist beside Borobudur temple. It just close from Pawon and Borobudur temple.
During the vaisak ceremony, monk and buddhist praying in here. Then, they walking to the Borobudur together in the night by bringing candles.
Address: Jl. Mayor Kusen, Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 8 am - 4 pm Entrance fee: Rp3500 (include Pawon temple)
7. rafting at elo river and tracing lava track along the river
Let’s get some wet!
You won’t forgot this exciting rafting. It safe and worth it.
When you saw a lot of big stones, you will realize that river is a way for lava running after Merapi volcano erupted.
Address: Pare, Blondo, Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia Opening hours: 8 am - 5 pm Rafting fee: Rp125000 per person Get more info how to get there: Rafting Elo river