Borobudur Temple Beautiful Wonder of the World – We went to Borobudur Temple joining the sunrise tour. At first we were quite reluctant because it is quite pricey. But since we haven’t been and we didn’t have time to do it so we did it anyway. And turn out to be really awesome !
We went from hotel in Yogya at 4am, got to the Manohara hotel at 5am and buy entrance ticket there. We went with a guide provided at the hotel, and they give us flashlight. It was cool morning but not very cold and no wind, so nice..
Going up the temple is rather scary for me who is scared of height.. but I managed to get on the top platform after several times taking a break to catch my breath. Some of the stairs are taller than my knee.
The scenery is so breathtaking, layers of cloud, mist, trees.. and when the temple is awaken by the kiss of the sunlight, birds are busy flying to catch dragonflies.. it was magical.
It turned out to be best decision we made. We recommend to take the sunrise tour for you to enjoy Borobudur temple to the fullest.
It was really tranquil people were whispering and we can hear the sound of the nature.. wonderful..
No screaming tour leaders on their loud microphones, no need to fight for the perfect picture spots, you can take your time looking at all the carvings without hundreds of school kids around you. The big groups started coming at around 7 and the tranquility disappears.
So, we did have to pay a lot, but the sunrise tour is hundred times worth it.
The only thing I miss was my sleep.