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Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world

A great work of the ancestors of Indonesia, was built around the year 800 AD during the reign of the Sailendra dynasty. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple or shrine in the world.

The location of the temple is approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta

Borobudur TempleBorobudur consists of six square terraces on which there are three circular courtyard, the walls are decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues are originals. Borobudur has the most complete collection of Buddhist reliefs in the world. The main stupa in the middle teletak once crowned this building, surrounded by three rows of circular 72 perforated stupas in which there is a statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged in the lotus position perfectly with mudra (hand gesture) Dharmachakra mudra (turning the wheel of dharma).

According to historical evidence, Borobudur was abandoned in the 14th century as the weakening of the influence of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms in Java as well as begin the influence of Islam. The world began to realize the existence of this building since it was discovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who was then serving as the British Governor General of Java. Since then Borobudur has suffered a series of rescue and restoration efforts. The restoration project was held in the period 1975 to 1982 for the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and UNESCO, and the historical sites included in the list of World Heritage Sites.

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Surabaya-Bandung Overland

Gedung Sate BandungDAY-01 Surabaya Arrival – Mount Bromo

  • Arrival Meet and greet service at the Airport Surabaya
  • Sightseeing drive to Mount Bromo that is 5 hours drive
  • On arrival Bromo, proceed to the hotel for Check in
  • Room CAFÉ LAVA or similar

DAY-02 Mount Bromo – Mount Ijen

  • 03.30 stand by at the lobby
  • Jeep pick up and drive excursion Sun Rise to Pananjakan
  • Pananjakan is the highest place used to be lip of the volcano
  • Sun Rise is about 05.15
  • Drive to Bromo volcano through savanna
  • Trekking 2 KM reach the crater
  • Back to Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Break and shower
  • Hotel Check out, drive to Mount Ijen
  • Room CATIMOR or similar


  • Breakfast Box
  • Morning drive to base camp
  • Trekking to Mount Ijen (3 KM one way)
  • 10.00 schedule arrival back at the base camp
  • Drive to Kalibaru
  • Plantation Tour at Kalibaru villages
  • Room KALIBARU COTTAGES or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Malang via Lumajang
  • Stop at beautiful Bridge Geladak Perak
  • Proceed down town Malang city
  • Room MONTANA or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Malang Tour visit Jago, Kidal and Singosari Temple.
  • Also visit to the south  beach of Malang called Bale Kambang
  • Afterwards drive to Batu Apple plantation
  • Room ASIDA HOTEL or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Morning Apple plantation tour
  • Drive to Sarangan Lake
  • On the way visit Coban Rondo water falls
  • Overnight SARANGAN COTTAGES or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Then drive to Sukuh Temple
  • Drive to Seramang via Solo
  • Room HOTEL BALI or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Semarang City Tour visit Sam Poo Kong temple
  • Then Drive to Dieng Plateau
  • Room HOTEL BIMO or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Pangandaran Beach
  • Room SINAR RAHAYU 2 or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Morning eadventure to Green Canyon
  • Drive to Bandung
  • Room CIHAMPELAS 2 or similar

Pasopati BridgeDAY-11 BANDUNG

  • Breakfast
  • Full day Bandung Tour
  • Tangkuban Prahu and Ciater Hot Spring
  • Afternoon Enjoy Angklung performance
  • Room CIHAMPELAS 2 or similar


  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination


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Lawang Sewu (Thousand Doors)

Lawang Sewu is a building in Semarang, Central Java, which is the office of the Nederlands-Indische Maatschappij Spoorweg or NIS. Built in 1904 and completed in 1907. Located at the roundabout Tugu Muda formerly called Wilhelmina Plein.

Local communities called Lawang Sewu (Thousand Doors). This is because the building has a lot of doors (in fact the door was not until a thousand, maybe also because the window of the building height and width, the public also regard it as the door).

Lawang SewuAncient buildings and magnificent two-story after independence is used as a Railway Division office of Indonesia (DKARI) or the current PT Kereta Api Indonesia. Also been used as an Infrastructure Agency Regional Military Command (Kodam IV / Diponegoro) and the Regional Office (Regional Office) Department of Transportation Central Java. During the struggle this building has its own historical record of events during a five-day battle in Semarang (14 October to 19 October 1945) in this old building into a great location of the battle between youth Youth AMKA or against Railway Kempetai and Kidobutai, Japan. Thus Semarang City Government Mayor and SK 650/50/1992, Lawang Sewu included as one of 102 ancient or historic buildings in the city of Semarang is worth being protected.

Currently building a 181-year-old was empty and the infamous haunted buildings and spooky. Occasionally used as a place of discourse also pameran.Pernah there who want to turn it into a hotel. In the year 2007, this building was also used for the film with the same title with the building.


Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is the name of a Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. Location of the temple is approximately 100 km in the south-west of Semarang and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple was founded by the Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD the dynasty during the reign of Sailendra.

Borobudur Structure

Borobudur storey punden shaped, consisting of six levels of a square, three-level circular and a circular main stupa as a peak. Also scattered in all levels-the levels several stupas.

Borobudur is a ten-story clearly illustrates the Mahayana school of philosophy. like a book, Borobudur describes ten Bodhisattva levels which must pass to reach the perfection of the Buddha.

The foot of Borobudur represents Kamadhatu, the world is still dominated by kama, or “low desire”. This section is mostly covered by a pile of stone that allegedly made to strengthen the construction of the temple. In the closed structures have an additional 120 panels Kammawibhangga story. A small portion was set aside additional structure so that people can still see the relief in this section.

Four floors with walls above berelief by the experts called Rupadhatu. The floor is rectangular. Rupadhatu the world who have set themselves free from lust, but is still bound by the appearance and shape. This level represents the nature of that is, between nature and the natural bottom up. In part this Rupadhatu Buddha statues found on the wall niches above ballustrade or hallway.

Start fifth to the seventh floor walls not berelief. This level is called Arupadhatu (which means no tangible form or not). Circular floor plan. This level represents the nature of, where people are free from all desires and the bond forms and shapes, but have not reached nirvana. Buddha statues are placed in the stupa covered with holes as in a cage. From outside the statues were still dim.

Which describes the highest level being represented by the absence of a stupa, the largest and highest. Stupa described plain without the holes. In the largest stupa is a Buddha statue ever found in an imperfect or unfinished also called Buddha, which disalahsangkakan as Adibuddha statue, but through further research there has never been a statue at the main stupa, which was not completed sculpture was a mistake pemahatnya in the ancient times. according to the belief that one statue in the manufacturing process are not destroyed. Archaeological excavations conducted in this temple this page to find many like this statue.

In the past, several statues of Buddha along with the 30 stone reliefs, two lions, a few times-shaped stone, stairs and gates are sent to the King of Thailand, Chulalongkorn, who visited the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1896 as a gift from the Dutch Government as that.

Borobudur has no worship spaces like the other temples. That there are long passages that are narrow streets. The hallways surrounding the walled temple level by level. In these corridors is expected Buddhist ritual walk around the temple to the right. The shape of the building without room and terraced structure is alleged is the development of berundak punden form, which is a form of original architecture from prehistoric Indonesia.  Borobudur structure when viewed from above form a mandala structure. Borobudur structure does not use cement at all, but the Interlock system is like Lego blocks that can be attached without glue.


At every level carved reliefs on temple walls. These reliefs read as counter-clockwise or called mapradaksina in Old Javanese language derived from Sanskrit meaning is daksina east. These reliefs variety of story content, among other reliefs Jataka stories.  Reading of the stories are always the starting relief, and ends on the east side of the gate at every level, starting on the left and right ends of the gate. So obviously that the east is the ladder up the real (main) and to the top of the temple, it means that the temple facing the east while the other sides of similar right.

Karmawibhangga. In accordance with the symbolic meaning of the foot of the temple, reliefs that decorated the walls are covered shelf that illustrates the law of karma. Rows of relief is not a story series (series), but in each frame describes a story that has a causal correlation. Relief is not only give you an idea of human moral turpitude accompanied by penalties that will get, but also the human good deeds and reward. Overall is a depiction of human life in the cycle of birth – life – death (samsara) which never ends, and with the chain, Buddha, expiring on to perfection.


Borobudur – Yogyakarta

Borobudur TempleYogyakarta — uncommonly written JOGJA is capital of Yogyakarta Special Region province, owes its special status to the sultanate of Hamengkubuwono, which has ruled the area since 1749. Today’s Jogja is a bustling town and the most popular tourist destination on Java, largely thanks to its proximity to the temples of BOROBUDUR temple.

Other famous here is GAMELAN, a musical ensemble of Indonesia typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. The Javanese Dance is very important and has a long history, as shown by temple reliefs at Borobudur.

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