Borobudur Sunrise Tour
This tour arrangement special designed to enjoy the amazing sun rise on the top of BOROBUDUR TEMPLE and see its surrounding area in the morning, and allow you to visit 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 tour.
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.
The Borobudur Sunrise Tour itinerary as followed:
Day 1. Arrival at Yogyakarta Airport Prambanan Tour
Upon arrival in Yogyakarta, meet and greet by your guide and visit Prambanan the Hindu temple built at 9th century direct transfer to Manohara Hotel on the way see the rice field view, villages, etc. It will be about 1,5 hours on drive. Check in Manohara Hotel in the complex of Borobudur temple.
Day 2. Borobudur Sunrise tour and Yogyakarta City Tour
Early in the morning, climbing up the Borobudur temple for welcoming the beautiful sunrise. Then, exploring the story of Buddha Gautama story on the relief (on walk). Back to your hotel for breakfast. After take a rest and breakfast, check out time and than drive to Yogyakarta to explore the city with visit Kraton Yogyakarta, Batik Home Industry and Silversmith Industry with their processing and collection. transfer to Adisucipto Yogyakarta Airport for flight home.