Vacation is not about the scenery but sometimes religious pilgrimage could be advice to enjoy your time. It has a similar purpose to relax your mind from the routine activity and depression as well. So let’s talk about religious tours and give your new experience when you wanna privilege your time.
If you are in Yogyakarta, then it is not complete if you do not visit Borobudur’s biggest Buddhist temple site. This temple in Magelang can be reached from Yogyakarta using land transportation within one hour. If you are in this location we recommend relishing this tour with Borobudur Sunrise tour From Yogyakarta. Why should you have to use this package? I highly recommend it because it simplifies your sightseeing schedule without having to be confused during the vacation.
Then what is your mind when you hear the word Borobudur? Yes, the temple that stood since 800 AD during the Sailendra Dynasty still stands firmly with the Buddhist stupa surrounding it. It is not easy to maintain this World Heritage site, because this location is surrounded by the volcano and very risky. Mount Merapi can be erupted anytime and has huge destruction for the Borobudur site. But fortunately this time, Borobudur is still with it’s 72 the stupa and 2672 Mahayana Buddhist reliefs that are still beautifully written in the walls. Borobudur as a Buddhist site has the most complete Buddhist reliefs in the world if compared with another Buddhist temple in the world and UNESCO realizes this site must be protected as a heritage of the world.
To enjoy sunrise you can stay in the Manohara Hotel located adjacent to this temple. Sunrise or Sunset View can be beautiful with Borobudur which is the background. But make sure that you have selected tour packages that include this hotel in one bucket list. Besides staying at Manohara Hotel, you can also enjoy the Sunrise view of Borobudur Temple. If you are interested in adventure and hiking, then it is advisable to climb to the hill Punthuk Setumbu or better known as Borobudur Nirwana Sunrise. The hill as high as 400 meters above sea level is quite close to the temple, which is 5km. Beautiful hill with mist that envelops in the morning today soothing the eyes when you will enjoy the sunrise. If you are lucky you can enjoy the sunrise in the middle of Mount Merapi and Merbabu. Although a very small location is very desirable by domestic and foreign tourists. With a gazebo facility and resting place, this location is perfect for enjoying the sunrise with Borobudur Sunrise tour From Yogyakarta.
The sunrise view from the stupa of Borobudur temple can be seen clearly above the peak of Punthuk Setumbu Hill. Not only the temple seen from the top of this hill. The Panorama of Mount Merapi and Merbabu can be met. When like this, make sure the camera battery is fully charged to shoot the beautiful Borobudur sunrise.
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When is the right time to enjoy the sunrise? Indonesia is a tropical country with two seasons. Of course, this is very affecting when you want to enjoy this tour further. The best time to enjoy this view when the dry season is happening around April-October. In this season the sky will look bright so sunrise can look very clear that passes between the Buddhist stupas. One more make sure you’ve got to the location around 04 am-5 am because this is a great time to capture this special moment. When the sun rises, it is the best moment when Magelang town is covered with a thin mist in the light by the warmth of the sun.
After enjoying the sunrise you can get close to the main object of this tour, namely Borobudur Temple. Not as a natural tourist course, but Borobudur is also a religious tourism place for some pilgrimage. If you are very fond of history then Borobudur is the right location to explore the Buddhist story. This site also has a relief of fable stories for children. Is this a perfect option for a family vacation to relish Borobudur Sunrise tour From Yogyakarta.
In Borobudur temple, three foundations have philosophical value in human life to Nirvana. The first level is the lower part called Kamadhatu is the foot of the temple consisting of the building of the lobby and the Undak. Behind the foot of the temple, reliefs are depicting the living landscape that is still ruled by the lust and worldly pleasures.
The central part called Rupadhatu is a rectangular building consisting of walls and ledge fences. In the Rupadhatu section, there is a relief depicting the ideal life that must be pursued by each individual in his efforts to escape all the afflictions and cycles of reincarnation.
The upper part called Arupadhatu or “an embodiment” is a circular patio building symbolizing the ultimate goal of each of the people (Nirvana). In this circular terrace, there is no decoration except for several stupas in which Buddhist statues are surrounding the mother stupa. This part of the passage becomes a religious tourism that illustrates how the life of a Buddhist. If you are interested you can contact us.