It is not for nothing that the Borobudur is on the World Heritage List. It is one of the most impressive monuments of Buddhism. A highlight that you really don’t want to miss before you leave Java.

The temple was built between 750 and 850 as a stepped pyramid around a mountain. You can see it in the distance when you arrive. The Borobudur has 9 floors, which represent the Buddhist cosmos. Climb up and enjoy the view over the temple complex and the Merapi volcano.

For an extra fee you can buy tickets to stay in the Borobudur from sunrise to sunset. Especially the sunrise on the mountain seems to be an intense experience and makes for beautiful pictures.