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Travel Guide@Borobudur

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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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

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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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

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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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

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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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travel Tip @ Prambanan

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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Mystical Yogyakarta

Mystical Yogyakarta

Stories and pictures by ALEXANDRA WONG Art, human drama and mysticism. Yogyakarta is all this and more, as Alexandra Wong discovers in a chance encounter atop Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most volatile volcano. I’M about to join my fellow travel companions when peals of laughter freeze me in my tracks. A sucker for little children, I […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travelogue @ Prambanan

Three peaks of interest

Three peaks of interest

Yogyakarta’s wonders show might of nature and faith by Chen Fen Updated 12:48 PM Mar 24, 2011 Gunung Merapi was billowing smoke. It looked benign, almost like a giant gently breathing, beckoning from a distance. The volcano made a pretty picture framed by the glass windows of the cafe on the top floor of my […]

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Travel Guide@Borobudur, Travel Tip @ Prambanan

Travel: Savvy traveller

Travel: Savvy traveller

THIS WEEK’S WINNER: SABRINA ANNE JACOB in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Must Do Do not miss the two main attractions — Prambanan near the airport, and Borobudur, more than an hour’s drive from the city. It is recommended to hire a guide especially at Borobudur to learn more about its rich culture and history. You can also […]

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