Borobudur is located in Magelang town, which is known among the seven wonders of the world. No wonder that this area became a favorite tourist destination in Indonesia. Travelers from all around the world have visited here no different cities in Indonesia and abroad. But, do you want to devote your holiday entirely only to pay a visit to Borobudur Temple? You’re going to overlook something! Particularly when you’re inclined to travel across provinces to get there, but you don’t like tourist attractions as much as possible. There are a few exciting areas to go to, and the location is not too much from Borobudur. Listed below are five of them:
- Bukit Rhema
Bukit Rhema as called Chicken Church, is also a must visit place that you are likely to lose many adventures if you miss this place, when traveling to Borobudur, especially, since it becomes one of the filming areas of Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (AADC) 2. Additionally, the uniqueness of this building design also makes it a perfect place for searching instagrammable photographs.
Bukit Rhema is also an alternative to watch the gorgeous sunrise on Borobudur. You can feel the atmosphere of a private sunrise on this hill, compared to Punthuk Setumbu that is mainly crowded with visitors. Additionally, the Bukit Rhema entrance ticket is much less pricey as when viewing the sunrise through Manohara Hotel; Rp 275.000 each person. Here, you merely pay an entrance ticket of 15,000 per person for local tourists along with 30,000 for foreign tourists.
- Ketep Pass
Located about 30 Km in Borobudur Temple, you can see Ketep Pass. This place is placed on Sawangan Hill 1200 meters above sea level (asl). From that hilltop, tourists will be able to observe the scene of Mount Merapi and Merbabu. Ketep Pass also has various facilities. It’s possible to see the Museum of Volcanology or see educational films in a miniature cinema available at the top of the hill. Additionally, there are two sleeves utilized to watch the view of Mount Merbabu or Merapi closely. And, there are some gazebos for tourist comfort areas.
- Camera House of Magelang
Approximately ten minutes north of Borobudur Temple, there is a tourist attraction called Camera House. If in certain big cities you will find Upside Down Town then Magelang has a Camera House. This place provides instagrammable photo locations. Outside the room, you can try out posing together with the backdrop of the Camera House building in the shape of your DSLR camera. Inside, you’ll discover some paintings to the scene of photographs. Seeing this place, you might be thinking that the homeowner has been a photographer or a hobbyist of photography, but your guess is wrong since the house owner is really a painter. Whoever owns this house is MagTanggol. He’s from Semarang and lived in Bali for quite a while. Mr. Tanggol is a guy who has spent his years in the subject of painting, and he has received several awards.
- Candi Umbul
You can try to feel the heat from the Hot Water Bath of all Umbul Temple (Candi Umbul). This location is located in Kartoharjo Village, Grabag, Magelang District, not too far from Borobudur; approximately 38 kilometers. Such as the Borobudur temple, Umbul Temple (Candi Umbul) can also be a relic of the Syailendra House who dominated the region of Central Java. Within this temple region, you’ll find the presence of two different pools. The initial pool is placed at the top, and it’s a hot water pool. Meanwhile, the second pool is a standard pool using cold water. Some said that these two pools were utilized to be bathing areas such as noble princesses.
- Candirejo Village
Lastly, visiting Candirejo Tourism Village is also an intriguing tourist activity that may be done throughout traveling to Borobudur. This tourism village is located only about 5.5 Km in Borobudur Temple and could be reached in no longer than 15 minutes. Many local and foreign tourists stop by at this Village Tourism of all Candirejo hamlets since the existence of the tourist village cannot be separated in the history of that greatest temple establishment in Southeast Asia.
In this tourism village, tourists can perform many activities. It is possible to try to walk around the village on foot or by horse riding. Moreover, you might try to find the neighborhood resident’s art performance. Tourists have the chance to interact closely with the neighboring community by remaining at a resident’s house. Furthermore, you will observe the thrill of the Nyadran Traditional Ceremony performance that’s consistently completed each couple of ‘Ruwah’ based on the calendar
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