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World Heritage Site #592 :: Borobudur Temple Compounds

World Heritage Site #592 :: Borobudur Temple Compounds

This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low […]

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Borobudur: Map

Borobudur: Map

Location Map GPS Coordinates: S29 7 0.588, E58 22 0 Tourist Map Downloads Borobudur to Mendut Yogyakarta

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Borodudur Temple Compounds :: Travel Tip

Borodudur Temple Compounds :: Travel Tip

Get in By plane The nearest larger airports are in Yogyakarta’s Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) and Solo’s Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC). Both are well connected domestically and also offer some limited international connections to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It is possible, if one rushes oneself a bit, to visit Borobudur on a day trip from […]

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Alluring sister cities

Alluring sister cities

By QISHIN TARIQ Catch a glimpse of the past and a peek into the future while in Yogyakarta and Solo. FROM the outside, the humble single storey Adi Sucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta seemed more like a bus station. “The airport will be expanded if there is a need to,” said one of the airport […]

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Ancient marvels in Yogyakarta

Ancient marvels in Yogyakarta

I’m in a minivan travelling along a gravel road just outside the heart of Yogyakarta, and things are getting decidedly, shall we say, rustic. The sound of cicadas chirping accompanies a chorus of bullfrogs. I stare out of the window tentatively, my eyes adjusting slowly to the fading light. I think: This can’t be where […]

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Sacred in the sun

Sacred in the sun

By Budsarakham Sinlapalavan, The Nation, ANN There’s plenty to see in Yogyakarta town but it’s the temples of Prambanan and Borobudur that really enthrall visitors to Central Java. Sitting in the centre of Indonesia’s Java island, Yogyakarta, or Yogya as it’s affectionately known, is the heart and soul of ancient Javanese culture. The centre of […]

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Instant nirvana

Instant nirvana

Keval Singh, Mumbai Mirror In Central Java, the road to enlightenment doesn’t stop at the Buddhist shrine in Borobudur. An Indonesian king who almost built 1000 temples in one night and another who liked to watch maidens bathe had some ideas of their own One of the legacies of Indonesia’s pre-Islamic past stands in the […]

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Raffles Reimagined

Raffles Reimagined

Katrin Figge | October 02, 2011 Ask anyone who Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles was and most people would probably give the same answer: The founding father of Singapore. Traces of Raffles can be found all over Singapore, most prominently in tourist attractions like the famous Raffles Hotel and his larger-than-life statue, both of which have […]

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Cultural immersion

Cultural immersion

ADMIT it. You, independent traveller, yearn to experience something different, to visit cool places few have been, and then gloat about larger-than-life experiences in exotic cities. Yogyakarta, Jakarta’s cultured sibling in central Java, will provide you with plenty of conversation starters. I nominate the following as my favourite Yogyakarta experiences, in no particular order: Kraton […]

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