* <listing name="PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur Prambanan Ratu Boko" alt="" directions="" address="Borobudur Temple Unit Office, Jl Badrawati, Borobudur" phone="+62 293
788266" email=" firstname.lastname@example.org" fax="" url="http://www.borobudurpark.co.id/temple" hours="6AM-6PM daily" price="">The official government park authority for Borobudur.</listing>
The public buses to Borobudur from [[Yogyakarta]] are aimed mostly at Indonesian visitors, and only a few tourists venture aboard. If you are adventurous though, the Trans-Jogya service runs from central Yogyakarta to Jombor bus terminal in northern Yogyakarta, bus 2B/2A (Rp 3,000), where you can change to another bus to get to Borobudur. It takes about 60-90 minutes, and
should cost around Rp 10,000-15,000 one way , but bargain with the bus staff to get a good price.
Buses run regularly from [[Magelang]] to Borobudur via Muntilan and are widely advertised there. The journey time is about 1 hour.
To get from or to the Hindu temples at [[Prambanan]], take a [[Yogyakarta]] bus and get down at Jombor Terminal (90 min, Rp 15,000 for visitors, Rp 7,000 for Indonesians). From Jombor take TransJogya route 2B to [[Prambanan]] (45-60 min, Rp 3,000). It will require 3 bus changes: 2B from Jombor to Terminal Condong, 3B from Terminal Condong to Maguwo (Jl. Solo) and 1A/B from Maguwo to [[Prambanan]].
Borobudur is about 40 minutes north of [[Yogyakarta]] by car. Most of the route is on a well-maintained (for Indonesia) four-lane (in many places) highway, and there are frequent bus services (see above). A taxi from central Yogyakarta to Borobudur costs around Rp 200,000, and
Entry into Borobudur costs:
15/Rp 135,000 for adult non-Indonesians.
*US$8/Rp 72,000 for non-Indonesian registered students (proof, e.g. ISIC, is required).
15,000 on weekdays and Rp 17,500 at weekends for Indonesian adults or foreign holders of an Indonesian work permit.
The site is open to public entrance from 6AM-5PM. However, the Manohara Hotel (see [[#Sleep|Sleep]]) runs a daily '''Borobudur Sunrise Tour''' for Rp
320,000 for foreigners (Rp 185,000 if you are a hotel guest) and Rp 220,000 for Indonesians, which gets you a flashlight and a lift up to the temple gate at 4:30AM. This is in time to see the sunrise, and to explore for an hour and a half before the hordes arrive. This is ''well'' worth the money. The sun rises in the same direction as the entrance you used to gain access to the temple. The top few levels offer a great view wherever you position yourself. If you're so inclined, grab a private spot facing East and enjoy your own precious few minutes of reflection (or photography).
Hiring a guide who can explain the reliefs in some detail costs Rp 75,000-100,000 per hour. Some guides may insist on a minimum time of two hours. You should ask for a guide in the evening before going to tour in the morning. It is also perfectly possible to roll up and find a guide available, it all depends on how busy the site is. Guides speaking European languages other than English may be available.
The main site is approached through a large open and pleasant park inside the complex.
* <sleep name="Amanjiwo" alt="" address="" directions="3 km (1.7 mi) from Borobudur on the temple's south side" phone="+62 293 78833" url="http://www.amanresorts.com/amanjiwo/home.aspx" checkin="" checkout="" price="From US$650" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]
" fax="">Super luxury resort run by the Aman Group and offering all the facilities you would expect. Rated by some as one of the very best hotels in Asia, if not the world. If you can't afford to stay here, try to find the money to have lunch or dinner which are worth it for the awe-inspiring vista alone.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Rumah Boedi Private
Borobudur" alt="" address="Tingal Wetan, Wanurejo
" directions="2 km from Borobudur area" phone="+62 293 551 6000" url="http://www.rumahboediborobudur.com" checkin="14:00 " checkout="12:00" price="From USD 50" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]
">Individual villas in a rural setting with view of Mt Merbabu and Mt Merapi
Yogyakarta is a great seat of learning in Indonesia, and you will often find many students at Borobudur who are keen to be friendly with you. Take this how it is meant; they are genuinely friendly, and rightly very proud of their heritage and keen to talk to you about it. To avoid the largest crowds, skip weekends when large numbers of domestic tourists visit, along with the occasional school trip of students, sent by their teachers to practice their English on overseas visitors. Alternatively, visit as early as you can in the morning.
If you look vaguely Western, you'll be a bigger tourist attraction to school students than the monument itself. Expect to be filmed or audio recorded as students ask you all sorts of harmless questions
- David Frost they are not - then ask for a photo with you. They are highly appreciative of your interaction with them . ==Contact== There is a public telephone office (''Wartel'') on Jl Pramudyawardani opposite the main market, and also a post office adjacent.
The telephone area code for Borobudur is the same as [[Yogyakarta]] - 0274
* Ambulance: ☎ 118. * Police: ☎ 110.