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Borobudur Temple: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour With Admission Ticket

1. Borobudur Temple: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour With Admission Ticket

Encounter 504 life-sized Buddha statues, each carved from a single stone. Discover seated Buddha statues beneath each bell-shaped spire. Admire its grandeur, beauty, and uniqueness. See 2,672 relief panels and learn about Buddha’s teachings. Climb steep steps and be rewarded with a panoramic view. Marvel at the majestic sight of central Java and Mount Merapi. Explore the largest Buddhist temple in the world with your local guide who will explain more about the site. Alternatively, visit this impressive monument at sunrise and admire the incredible carvings in the first morning light. Pick the Sunrise Tour option upon check-out. Also, choose an optional shared transfer service from Yogyakarta.

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From Bali: Private Yogyakarta Day-Trip with Flight Option

2. From Bali: Private Yogyakarta Day-Trip with Flight Option

Get picked up from your hotel, head to the airport and hop on a plane for a full-day adventure in Yogyakarta on Java Island. Once landed, you will meet your professional guide and head to Indonesia's largest and most beautiful Hindu temple, Prambanan. Learn about the history and folklore of the ninth-century temple before going to the Sultan Palace Kraton. Built in 1790, the Sultan Palace Keraton remains a center of the walled city with shops, markets, schools, mosques and the city’s batik dyeing and silver industries. Your next destination is the world's largest Buddhist Temple and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur Temple. An example of Indonesia’s classic art and architecture, the temple consists of three monuments, which together represent the phases in the attainment of nirvana. Upon arrival back in Bali, you will be picked up and brought back to your hotel. This is a perfect tour if you have only one day for exploring the Yogyakarta area and want to see its most famous sites.

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From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill

3. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill

Be collected at your accommodation by your friendly driver and travel to Setumbu Hill for 5:00 AM. Witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise views. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. You will leave at dawn.  Choose the additional option to explore the UNESCO listed Borobudur Temple, just 4 kilometers from Setumbu Hill. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. Borobudur is one of the world's truly great ancient monuments and is the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth. You can continue your journey and visit the nearby Mendut and Pawon Temples, which are positioned in a straight line with Barabudur for an unknown ritual process. 

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Prambanan Temple: 1-Hour Guided Tour With Admission Ticket

4. Prambanan Temple: 1-Hour Guided Tour With Admission Ticket

Before you set out for Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, ensure peace of mind by having your tickets in hand. Built between the 8th and 10th centuries, this mighty temple complex celebrates both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, and the scale is so impressive there’s a small train to help you get around. The Prambanan Temple complex was build in the 9th century and is located in Central Java, about 17 kilometers from Yogyakarta. It was dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and one of the largest ones in Southeast Asia. Explore the largest Hindu's temple in the world with your local guide who will teach you more about the site.

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Yogyakarta: Prambanan Temple Entrance Ticket

5. Yogyakarta: Prambanan Temple Entrance Ticket

Visit Prambanan Temple with this entrance ticket. Walk through the biggest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. Snap photos of the temple complex learn more about the history and religions of the region. See the temple that is locally known as the Roro Jonggrang Temple, or the Temple of the Slender Virgin. View the eight shrines, of which the three main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Marvel at the main temple of Shiva which rises to a height of 130 feet and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva's consort, Durga. Admire the 224 temples in the complex. Learn about how the temple was rediscovered, revitalized and made a heritage site in 1991 by UNESCO. Journey to what is widely regarded as the most beautiful and graceful Hindu temple in Indonesia.

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Yogyakarta: 3-Hour Guided Rickshaw Tour

6. Yogyakarta: 3-Hour Guided Rickshaw Tour

Experience the constant hustle and bustle of Javanese life as you tour the city of Yogyakarta in a becak, which is the local name for a rickshaw. With three tires and one seat at the front, the becak is manually pedaled by the driver. Yogyakarta is widely renowned as Java's educational center. Discover the main attractions and most prominent landmarks. Begin by walking for a few minutes through the most happening area in Yogyakarta. Continue on and to explore the exquisite ancient royal baths at Taman Sari Water Castle and learn the history from your experience guide. See the ancient park where there are two big sacral Ficus trees. Then proceed to the famous local industry of Batik. See, enjoy, and learn more about the processing for a difference experience. Complete your journey by having lunch at a family restaurant that serves many kind of local dishes as a buffet.

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What people are saying about Yogyakarta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

My 3rd thour in 3 days, today also with the lovely guide Ivan! First we went to Solo City to visit the sultans palace there and a batik museum. Didn‘t know that it takes so much time to finish ONE piece of batik if its handmade and costs this amount of money! Then we went to Cetho and Sukuh, 2 hindu temples. The ride over there is a bit extreme, but you have a great view of the landscape there! My guide Ivan follows me also into this temples and explain everything. After that we had lunch at a nice restaurant. If your guide is Ivan, please invite him to something sweet, esp chocolate . Ivan is such a great guide! Highly recommend this tour as well!

Widi was an absolutely fantastic guide! His Rnglish is good and is manner outgoing and friendly! He offered value added at every step of the tour. Plus, I have to walk with a cane when covering long distances. He was a trooper and helped me enjoy the sites. He also had ideas for value added things like trying civet coffee which was wonderful. Best guide ever!

If you are at Bali - you need to go to see these Temples! Impressiv and magnificent! I bought flight by my self with Garuda Indonesia but if there are cheaper available you can get once with Lion Air. Our Guide Malik was very funny - we enjoyed time with him. The food during lunch was ok - maybe a bit without spices! But any way - recomended!

It was great and easy, the code given can just be scanned and enter at the gate! Everything make easy and simple!

Fantastic experience. I recommend it to anyone who loves special historical sites.