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Borobudur Sunrise and Candirejo Village
Enjoy a glorious sunrise over the iconic Borobudur temple complex before visiting the tranquil village of Candirejo to gain an insight into local village life in Java.
Arise early to travel to the stunning Borobudur temple complex, one of South East Asia's most impressive sites. Borobudur Temple received UNESCO World Heritage status in 1991 and consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. After arriving, stroll through the grounds and begin climbing the steps to the top in time for sunrise, on the way passing 1640 relief panels and 504 Buddha effigies. From the top, explore the bell-shaped stupas and soak up the endless views of surrounding Central Java as the sun rises above the horizon.
After, make your way to Candirejo, a peaceful village surrounded by plantations and lush scenery, where you can learn about harvesting and other local activities. Getting to the village is part of the fun as you traverse the picturesque countryside by traditional dokar (horse-drawn buggy). Alternatively, you may choose to cycle to and from the village. The excursion ends with a lesson in Indonesian gamelan (traditional ensemble) music and lunch at a local restaurant, before heading back to Yogyakarta.
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