Borobudur Sunrise – Worth Waking Up at 3am For – Over a long weekend visit, I decided to go for the sunrise tour on a Monday to try to avoid the large crowds. This totally worked, as there were only around 20 or so people there at 5am sharp. I commend the Manohara Hotel team as they have an efficient program that makes the visit so easy and enjoyable.
I arrived at Manohara hotel at 4:45 am, paid 400,000 rupiah, was given a map and a flashlight and set off following the signs towards the temple. Despite being so dark with the flashlight and also security team I never felt worried and did not get lost. The walk was about 500m and began and then began to climb the steps inside the temple. Borobudur slowly reveals its mystic beauty to you, and the panorama with mountains and trees is spectacular.