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Yogykarta and Borobodur Temple

Yogyakarta (also known as Jogyakarta) is an enchanting city at Central of Java, Indonesia. This city as a special region in Java . It is renowned as a center of education, classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry, and puppet shows. On this 3 day tour you will explore and experience Borobudur and Prambanan temples, accompanied by an experienced tour guide.

Borobudur Temple is a 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 reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.

Prambanan Temple is built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.

PRICE : $850 per person (Twin share - minimum 2 persons)

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Bali/Jakarta to Yogyakarta – Prambanan
You will be transferred from your hotel the airport  (Bali or Jakarta) for your flight to Yogyakarta. On arrival you will be met and briefed by your local tour guide. You will explore the area’s biggest Hindu Temple called Prambanan Temple accompanied by an experienced local guide, exploring the temple. After lunch at local restaurant, and tour continues to the Sultan Palace and Water Castle. Transferred to hotel near of Borobudur for overnight, short briefed for next program and relax time. (L)

Day 2: Borobudur Sunrise - Kaliadem  – Yogyakarta Hotel
Early morning at 04.30 am wake up and enjoying a cup of coffee or tea then proceed to Borobudur Temple accompanied by an experienced local guide to witness a spectacular sunrise. Then go down to circle the temple while find the amazing relief on the temple and back to hotel for breakfast before continuing the tour to visit Pawon and Mendut Temple. Lunch at local restaurant, and tour continue to Kaliadem to visit the most active volcano in Java Island, Merapi Mount. Transferred to hotel in Yogyakarta city, check in and rest. At late afternoon you will enjoy to ride the traditional transportation of Yogyakarta called Becak and drop you to Purawisata for dinner and watching the Ramayana Ballet. Afterward back to your hotel and stay overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Yogyakarta City Tour - Transfer to Airport flying Bali/Jakarta
Breakfast at hotel, pick up with your guide then proceed to Yogyakarta city tour for visiting bird market ( Explore surrounding to see very of bird here ) and batik / silver manufacture industry at kota gede (you can see and watch the production process of batik/silver Jogjakarta). Lunch at local restaurant, then transfer to airport for flying to Bali/Jakarta. on arrival directly transfer to hotel ( arrange by hotel ) , check in and relax time. ( B, L )

Day 4: Bali/Jakarta Hotel- Ending of Program
After breakfast you will be transferred by hotel to Bali or Jakarta airport for flying to next destination tour of Indonesia or return back home. (B)

Inclusions:

  • Flight ticket Bali/Jakarta to Yogyajakarta return
  • Private vehicle all transfer
  • Private vehicle on tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Local English guide all object
  • Meal as mentioned above itinerary
  • 2 night hotel Yogyakarta and Borobudur
  • 1 night hotel Bali/Jakarta
  • Mineral water
  • All entrance fees

Exclusion:

  • Tipping, Drink than mineral water, souvenir, and personal expenses.

MORE ABOUT BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe inspiring monument is truly a marvel. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.

Located on the island of Java, the temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. It covers an enormous area, measuring 123 x 123 meters. The monument is a marvel of design, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The architecture and stonework of this temple has no equal. And it was built without using any kind of cement or mortar. The structure is like a set of massive interlocking Lego blocks held together without any glue. The temple has remained strong even through ten centuries of neglect. It was rediscovered in 1815, buried under volcanic ash. In the 1970’s the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur to its former majesty The restoration took eight years to complete and today Borobudur is one of Indonesia and the world’s most valuable treasures. The temple is decorated with stone carvings in bas-relief representing images from the life of Buddha. Commentators claim that this is the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world, unsurpassed in artistic merit. This monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The ten levels of the temple symbolize the three divisions of the religion’s cosmic system.

MORE ABOUT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE
Prambanan Temple Compounds consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.

While Loro Jonggrang, dating from the 9th century, is a brilliant example of Hindu religious bas-reliefs, Sewu, with its four pairs of Dwarapala giant statues, is Indonesia’s largest Buddhist complex including the temples of Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana temple). The Hindu temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating the Indonesian version of the Ramayana epic which are masterpieces of stone carvings. These are surrounded by hundreds of shrines that have been arranged in three parts showing high levels of stone building technology and architecture from the 8th century AD in Java. With over 500 temples, Prambanan Temple Compounds represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also a standing proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation.

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