NOT too long ago, Elena Koshy and her three sisters decided on a trip to a far-flung country for a few days. It seemed like a recipe for disaster.
Packed with hundreds of captivating tourist sites, Indonesia is a discovery for curious travellers and history buffs.
Yogyakarta, affectionately known as Jogja, is quite a special place. The only Indonesian royal city still ruled by monarchy – Sultan Hamengku Buwono X is Indonesia’s last sultan with real political power – and is also known as the cultural capital of Java. Here are 9 scenic wonders not to miss.
Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java, is considered a must-see for travellers visiting the area. Located on Menoreh Hill and surrounded by the four mountains of Sindoro, Sumbing, Merapi and Merbabu, the temple also sits between the Elo and Progo rivers. Along with the temple’s majestic beauty, the natural landscape offers a view like no other. After a visit to Borobudur temple, exploring the surrounding area would be the next option for travellers…
After visiting the Borobudur temple, one can explore the surrounding area, which offers various activities, such as rafting or the making of earthenware products.
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Located near Yogyakarta, on the Indonesian island of Java, one is best viewed at sunrise, the other at sunset.
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44 destinations were nominated for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list this year.
Borobudur Temple Tourism Park in Indonesia prepares a special route to the temple listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites for foreign tourists. General Manager of Borobudur Temple Tourism Park I Gusti Putu Ngurah Sedana said this special route is provided to give the best service for foreign tourists.
The Temple of Borobudur or sometimes “Barabudur” is a Mahayana Buddhist temple located close to Muntilan on the island of Java in Indonesia. Built during the rule of the Sailendra Dynasty…
The provincial administration of Central Java has set a target of attracting 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2019.
In our digitally-connected age, often the most powerful way to connect with a new environment is by putting your phone down and looking up (and out) at the wonders of the world…
While the prettiness of Batu Caves’ new unicorn paint job is the talk of the town, the Batu Caves temple committee got themselves into a little trouble with the National Heritage Department (JWN) over the lack of permission sought for the upgrades made in conjunction with the former’s temple renewal process.
Heading to Yogyakarta the main attraction for us was just outside the city: The stunning Borobudur Temple, the UNESCO largest Buddhist temple in the world!