Visit Borobudur Temple at Sunset which was Wxceptional – We were able to visit Borobudur Temple at sunset which was exceptional. While it was slightly raining, we were the only ones at the top… we had the entire temple to ourselves! We had heard that sunrise was the thing to do there but sunset was worth it just for the peace and quiet (and amazing views).
We did visit again in the morning around 9am and it was extremely busy. Of course, it’s a beautiful site with an interesting history so it was good to see it in full daylight as well as at sunset.
While there, we did the elephant rides which were fun but a bit silly. It’s a 30 minute walk up a hill and back down. At the top of the hill you get a view of the temple. It was interesting but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of our way again to do it.
We also did a horse cart tour of the nearby villages which was good as well. Again, maybe not worth all of the time but it was certainly interesting to see the villages.