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Borobudur

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===By car===
Borobudur is about 40 60 to 90 minutes north of [[Yogyakarta]] by car, depending on traffic condition as the roads from Yogyakarta to Borobudur can be very congested during daytime. 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 fixed price taxi from the taxi counter at Yogyakarta airport is Rp 190,000.
'''Rent Car Company''' like <listing name="Central Java Transporter" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+6285225993574" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://centraljavatransporter.jimdo.com/" hours="" price=""></listing>
* <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 Residences Villa Borobudur" alt="" address="Tingal Wetan, Wanurejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java - Indonesia" 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]" fax="+62 293 788 698">Individual villas in a rural setting with view of Mt Merbabu and Mt Merapi. </sleep>
* <sleep name="Plataran Borobudur" alt="Plataran Borobudur Resort and Spa in Borobudur" address="Dusun Tanjungan, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java 56553, Indonesia" directions="1.5 km from Borobudur area (You can reach the temple area in less then 5 minutes)" phone="+62 293 788 888" fax="+62 293 788 699" url="http://plataranborobudur.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From US$137" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">The resort offers an outstanding view of the Borobudur Temple, Mt Merapi, Menoreh Hill and surrounded by lush teak forests. Be amazed of an unforgettable experience of sunrise over Borobudur from a wooden deck, where you get the impression that wherever you go, the Borobudur Temple follows.</sleep>
==Respect==
'''Be nice Tell the vendors to the localstake a hike'''. Seriously. There is a lot written in travel guides about the pushy nature of the vendors at Borobudur. And they can be a little extremely annoying it must be said. But So a few friendly clear no's and keeping on walking usually does the job.
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 and perhaps ask for a photo with you. They are highly appreciative of your interaction with them.
 
''Be nice to the locals. Seriously. There is a lot written in travel guides about the pushy nature of the vendors at Borobudur. And they can be a little annoying it must be said. But a few friendly no's and keeping on walking usually does the job.''
It happened about 10 years ago. The government seems worked hard on it. Now you don't find them anymore. There aren't pushy vendors at borobudur at the moment. Now it seems there is a invisible linie between vendors and tourist, they will (still) ask you to buy something from them, but they won't follow and push you anymore.
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