Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Borobudur Flying Lanterns (Lampion) Festival in Vesak Day (21st May 2016)

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS EVENT?

ONCE A YEAR EVENT
This event was attended by thousands of visitors  from all over the world.

AWESOME BACKGROUND
You gonna see awesome background of stage, yes Borobudur Temple with strong light, rich in elements of the process and appreciation

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT SKY
You gonna see beautiful night sky on the festival because it open space. It become exotic atmosphere with Borobudur temple and the lights as background.

BEAUTIFUL FULL MOON
It always full moon in Vesak day, truly beautiful full moon with the lanterns.

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*) The lanterns are released into the night sky that symbolizes enlightenment for the entire universe.

WHEN?

HELD ON:
May 21st, 2016

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

OPENING GATE:
5 P.M

START:
9 P.M – 10.30 PM

VIDEO:

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
The park of Borobudur Temple.

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

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

MAP:

HOW TO GET TO THE BOROBUDUR 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 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
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
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
then please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station

From Jombor Bus Station :
please take a bus direct to Borobudur

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

**) There is no bus direct to Borobudur after 6.00 pm. You can rent a scooter or a car or maybe join the tours.

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*) This is grand buddhist festival celebrates the birth, death and the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama as Buddha Shakyamuni. Those events called three holy Vesak or Buddhist day.

**) It always crowded and traffic jam around Borobudur every year. Better if you come earlier.

 

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