One Day Borobudur Tour
Visit Borobudur Temple and another main tourist destination such as Yogyakarta City Tour, where the Kraton, batik and silver home industry are, with Prambanan temple the huge hindu temple of 10th century as terminated of the tourin oneday tour without staying overnight in Yogyakarta. Get the first flight directly from Denpasar Bali or from Jakarta to Jogjakarta/Jogja.
Borobudur Temple was built during the golden age of Syailendra Dynasty, sometime in the beginning of the 8th century.The word Borobudur is believed to mean monastery on a hill. It is derived from the words baram and buduhur. Bara is from Sangskrit word Vihara meaning a complex of temples monasteries or dormitories, Beduhur is a old Javanese word meaning above. Borobudur Temple was built on a small hill in the Kedu Basin, a rich, fertile valley sourrounded by the spectacular volcanoes. To the East lies Merapi and Merbabu and to the North lies Sumbing and Sindoro. The unsual jagged Menoreh Hills encircle the temple to South and West. The temple is also located near the meeting place of two rivers, the Elo and the Progo, these rivers are believed to be symbolic of Gangga and Yamuna, two rivers feeding the Indus valley in India. We get a sense of the grandness of the landscape when we rise to final terrace of the monument which opens up into 360 degrees view of the magnificent valley.
Yogyakarta’s Sultan’s Palace or Kraton, with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture, lay in the centre of the city. It was founded by Pangeran Mangkubumi I. He choose the right for the site of the building, right between Winongo River and Code River a swamp area that dried up then. The Sultan’s Palace stretches from the north to south. the front yard of the Sultan Palace is called Allun-Allun Utara (North Square) and the back yard called Allun-Allun Selatan (South Square). The design of this historical building demonstrates that the Palace, the obelisk (the Tugu, the column) and the mount Merapi positioned in one line. It is believed that the axis is blessed. In the-old times Sri Sultan is used to concentrated his mind long this axis before leading meeting, making decision or giving order to his people.
The hindu temple Prambanan this magnificent Shiva temple derives it name from the village where it is located. Locally known as the Loro Jonggrang Temple, or the temple of the “Slender Virgin”, it is the biggest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. Seventeen kilometers east of Yogyakarta, it is believed to have been built by King Balitung Maha Sambu in the middle of the ninth century. Its parapets are a domed with a bas-relief depicting the famous Ramayana Story. The first open air theatre on the southern side of the temples was built in 1960 and the new on the western side of the temple in 1988. During full moon evenings in the month from May to October, the Ramayana ballet is performed right here. The complex of Prambanan lies among green fields and villages. It has eight shrines, of which the tree main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Visnu and Brahma. The main temple of Shiva rises to a height of 130 feet and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva’s consort, Durga.
Itinerary of One Day Borobudur Tour as followed:
Borobudur Historical Tour (8 hours)
Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto Yogyakarta airport, met by your friendly tour guide, then direct tour to Borobudur, including visit Mendut and Pawon temples. Afterward, drive to local restaurant to have Indonesian buffet lunch and continued to Batik Home Industry, Silver Smith at Kota Gede, before transfer to Airport, visit Prambanan Temple, then terminated to the Airport for onward flight.
Borobudur Fantastic Tour (10 hours)
Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto Yogyakarta airport, met by your friendly tour guide, then direct tour to Borobudur, including visit Mendut and Pawon temples. Back to Yogya City Tour to visit the Sultan’s Palace, Water Castle and drive to local restaurant to have Indonesian buffet lunch and then visit Batik Home Industry, and Silver Smith at Kota Gede, before transfer to Airport, we visit Prambanan Temple, then terminated to the Airport for onward flight.
The Borobudur Tour Package above will be included
1. Transport with private car or bus with air conditioned
2. Entrances fees
3. Tour guide on languages requested
4. 1 x lunch at local restaurant
5. Air tickets to get to Yogyakarta V.V (on Request only)