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Best Places to Visit in Magelang of 2017

  • 01 Borobudur Temple

    Borobudur Temple
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    Along with the Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and the Myanmar’s Bagan, the Borobudur Temple of Java makes the rest of the South East Asia a spectacular site. It is a 9th century Mahayana Buddhist temple that attracts tourists from far and near.

    Highlights: Borobudur Temple comprises of six square, three circulars, nine stacked platforms and is towered by the central dome. It is adorned by 504 statues of Buddha and 2672 relief panels. The central dome is enveloped by 72 Buddha statues each of which are seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.

    Location: The temple is located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Price: Adult (non Indonesians): US$22/Rp 280,000 Non- Indonesian registered students (proof, e.g. ISIC or university card is required): $10/Rp 110,000 Adults (Indonesian or foreign holders of an Indonesian work permit): Rp 30,000

  • 02 Dieng Plateau

    Dieng Plateau
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    Dieng plateau is an upland volcanic plain which is famous for its scenery and Hindu temples. The plateau was formed by the eruption of ancient mountain Prau. Javanese Hindus built temples and made Dieng plateau a sacred place.

    Highlights: Sanjaya Dynasty built the temples here between 8th century to 13th century and they resemble the ones in Prambanan. The temples are named after Javanese Hindu legends which has similarities to Mahabharata and Ramayana. Hundreds of Temples were built but only eight are left today. Visitors can see hot springs, multi-colored lake, a misnomer, candis and some top-down scenery from the peaks here. Fresh air and greenery makes this plateau an enjoyable place and worth a visit for tourists.

    Location: Dieng plateau is located near Wonosobo, Central Java in Indonesia. It is at an altitude of 200m and 6,600 ft above sea level.

    Timings: 24 hours open

    Price: Accommodation charges in hotels can cost around 250,00 IDR a day.

  • Nearby Getaways from Magelang
  • 01 Jakarta

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    Jakarta is undoubtedly one of the greatest megalopolises of the world. A dynamic city with surreal juxtapositions om just about every nook and corner. Right from opulent, steamy and scented streets of the Glodok and to the colonial past of vestiges of Kota, Jakarta in every way is a city of daunting extremes. One contemporary area of Indonesia is the Merdeka Square which puts forth the face of the country just as the world wants to see – confident and bold. With the extravagant mega developments pitted against some of the humblest neighbourhoods of Asia, in the southern end of the city, the contrasts only get steeper. Crosswise the city, it is plausible to rub shoulders with the future artists, leaders, movers and shakers of the Indonesia in the sleek bar lounges and the Bohemian cafés located here. Nightlife of Jakarta is happening and you can enjoy clubbing till dawn and beyond though it is notwithstanding the sober desires of the country’s law makers.   

    Located amidst the maddening traffic and the public metamorphosis, life in Jakarta is lived at an all out pace. The city is majorly galvanized by the optimism and industriousness that’s every bit evident. Dysfunction here is damned and the development is undertaken at a pace that puts forth a number of challenges. The citizen here, even the poorest of them are very positive and good natured in comparison to the other capitals of the world. Crime levels are also significantly low.

  • 02 Java

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    Java is an island city in the South-Asian country of Indonesia and is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places you will ever see in your life. It is a central hub for all the internal activities of Indonesia as well as a hot spot for holidays. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia is to the West of Java and from there till the east, there are many places for sight-seeing like temples, green fields and grass covered hills, active volcanic mountains, old castles and misty rainforests.

    Java is a place which will make you get lost in its natural beauty. The wet rainforests, waterfalls where you can have a dip, sea view and landscape and the pure atmosphere will make you feel pampered like never before. You will see nature’s miracles at its best when you witness the active volcanoes amid purple and blue hills and this sight is guaranteed to leave you mesmerized with its beauty. There are many places to see in Java which will leave you spellbound.

    Apart from the wonders of nature, Java also boasts about rich culture and tradition, art, food and heritage. Many travelers describe this place as one of the most magical and serene places they have ever visited.