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Borobudur, AV #25

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Brad, Will and the Stupas

Two weeks ago we visited AbsoluteVisit #25, Borobudur! This was our 8th AbsoluteVisit of the trip and was one that we had never seen before, but were both very curious to explore and compare to the other incredible temples we had seen in the region.

Unfortunately the weather gods delivered us clouds for our entire visit, but we were still able to enjoy a decent sunrise and sunset from the top of the temple. All in all we had a great time and really enjoyed spending hours trying to take the perfect photos of the bell-shaped stupas from the top!

Borobudur Detailed Info & Travel Tips

On the Borobudur page you can learn about why we believe Borobudur is one of the greatest temples on the planet and ranks #25 in the Top 100 Places in the World. In addition to why the temple is incredible, you can find detailed travel information, a video we made from our visit there, and some of our favorite pictures that we captured. If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Borobudur or will be going there soon, check it out!

Our Visit to Borobudur

We splurged a little bit and stayed at a hotel located within the temple grounds – The Manohara Hotel. This put us just steps away from the base of the temple, which was incredibly convenient for visiting.

We headed up to the temple around 4pm on our first evening. It cost us around $40 USD each to buy the special sunset ticket, allowing us to hang around the temple after it closed to the public at 5pm. Things were going great until 5pm arrived and there was massive confusion between us and the army of security guards at the temple. They didn’t believe that we had purchased the special sunset tickets, so they tried to escort us out of the temple with the rest of the public. What a mess!

I argued with the security guards for a good thirty minutes about the tickets, allowing Will to focus on capturing shots of the sunset and the now completely empty temple. Realizing the sunset wasn’t really turning out to be anything EPIC, Will and I decided that it was best for us to just leave with the guards and try to recoup our $40 each. Turns out we were able to both get the pictures we wanted and also get our money back…score!

The second morning we entered the temple at 4:30am with all of our fingers crossed, hoping to catch the perfect Borobudur sunrise. While our wishes were not completely answered, the sun did peek through the clouds a couple of times, allowing us to snap some cool pictures.

Overall our visit was a great success and both of us were very excited to finally get an up close and personal look at this incredible wonder!

A Few Photos

We took a ton of photos on our two visits to Borobudur. Here are a few of our favorites. We hope you enjoy them!

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

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Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

Borobudur - AbsoluteVisit - Travel

 
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