Yogyakarta and Borobudur

Yogyakarta/Jogja

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Sultan Palace of Jogjakarta

YOGYAKARTA or JOGJAKARTA, the city in Java Island that called also in simple name as Jogja or Yogya. The Special Region of Yogyakarta (Indonesian: Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, or DIY), is the smallest province of Indonesia (excluding Jakarta). It is located on the island of Java. It is the only province in Indonesia that is still formally governed by a precolonial Sultanate, the Sultanate of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. Yogyakarta/Jogja is well known as one of the mains tourist destinations in Indonesia, is referred to as an Arts and Culture City. Yogyakarta has many beautiful natural landscapes including Mt. Merapi, Parangtritis Beach and magnificient historical sites: BOROBUDUR the Buddhist temple and Prambanan the Hindus temple. Yogyakarta/Jogja is the point of depart tour and travel to visit Jakarta, visit Borobudur, visit BROMO, Visit Solo (Surakarta) and Semarang, visit Ijen, Bali and Lombok or to others tourist destinations in Indonesia such as Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Sumatera.

Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur Temple

Traveling to Indonesia to visit the most important buddhist temple in the world BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, it’s needed the reliable and accurate information direct from where the Borobudur is. Borobudur Tour Information BOROBUDURTOUR.INFO provides the speciale tour informations service how visit easier BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, published directly from Yogyakarta/Jogja, nearest city from BOROBUDUR TEMPLE. All the tour arrangements with visit Borobudur will better if it’s started from Yogyakarta.
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 wich opens up into 360 degrees view of the magni ficent valley.

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Prambanan Temple

Prambanan temple
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 Jogjakarta, 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 Other Temples
Candi Kalasan
Candi Sambisari
Candi Sewu Plaosan
Candi Sojiwan and Ratu Boko

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