New Visitor Guidelines to Preserve Borobudur

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New Visitor Guidelines to Preserve Borobudur

Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO cultural gem in Indonesia, has recently implemented a set of regulations aimed at preserving its historical significance while managing the increasing flow of tourists.

The world’s largest Buddhist temple now operates within specific hours, welcoming visitors from 9 am to 5 pm, except on Mondays when it is closed.

While it is still not possible to access the top of the 8th century structure, visitors are allowed to climb up to an unspecified lower level by purchasing a higher-cost entrance ticket. These tickets are limited to a maximum of 1,200 visitors per day or 150 per hourly session and they can only be acquired within one week in advance. Given their immense popularity and limited number, there is no guarantee of successfully obtaining this special pass.

To protect the temple’s ancient stones, visitors are required to wear protective slippers provided on entry. The footwear minimizes potential damage while allowing visitors to freely explore the ancient shrine. Additionally, visitors joining the climbing sessions must be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide; Asian Trails’ guides are not allowed.

For more information or to arrange a visit, contact our Indonesia team.

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