Selasa, 03 Februari 2009

One Day Borobudur Yogyakarta Tour

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple was built during the golden age of Syailendra Dynasty, sometime in the beginning of the 8th century.The word Borobudur is believed to mean monastery on a hill. It is derived from the words baram and buduhur. Bara is from Sangskrit word Vihara meaning a complex of temples monasteries or dormitories, Beduhur is a old Javanese word meaning above. Borobudur Temple was built on a small hill in the Kedu Basin, a rich, fertile valley sourrounded by the spectacular volcanoes. To the East lies Merapi and Merbabu and to the North lies Sumbing and Sindoro. The unsual jagged Menoreh Hills encircle the temple to South and West. The temple is also located near the meeting place of two rivers, the Elo and the Progo, these rivers are believed to be symbolic of Gangga and Yamuna, two rivers feeding the Indus valley in India. We get a sense of the grandness of the landscape when we rise to final terrace of the monument which opens up into 360 degrees view of the magnificent valley.


Jogjakarta Sultan Palace 
Yogyakarta’s Sultan’s Palace or Kraton, with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture, lay in the centre of the city. It was founded by Pangeran Mangkubumi I. He choose the right for the site of the building, right between Winongo River and Code River a swamp area that dried up then. The Sultan’s Palace stretches from the north to south. the front yard of the Sultan Palace is called Allun-Allun Utara (North Square) and the back yard called Allun-Allun Selatan (South Square). The design of this historical building demonstrates that the Palace, the obelisk (the Tugu, the column) and the mount Merapi positioned in one line. It is believed that the axis is blessed. In the-old times Sri Sultan is used to concentrated his mind long this axis before leading meeting, making decision or giving order to his people.

Prambanan Temple
The hindu temple Prambanan this magnificent Shiva temple derives it name from the village where it is located. Locally known as the Loro Jonggrang Temple, or the temple of the “Slender Virgin”, it is the biggest and most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. Seventeen kilometers east of Yogyakarta, it is believed to have been built by King Balitung Maha Sambu in the middle of the ninth century. Its parapets are a domed with a bas-relief depicting the famous Ramayana Story. The first open air theater on the southern side of the temples was built in 1960 and the new on the western side of the temple in 1988. During full moon evenings in the month from May to October, the Ramayana ballet is performed right here. The complex of Prambanan lies among green fields and villages. It has eight shrines, of which the tree main ones are dedicated to Shiva, Visnu and Brahma. The main temple of Shiva rises to a height of 130 feet and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva’s consort, Durga.

TOUR ARRANGEMENT
With this followed tour arrangements, you can enjoy the beauty of the Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta with Sultan palace, Prambanan Temple in one day only with duration estimated 8-10 hours, learn this followed tour arrangement:

Borobudur and Yogyakarta Tour (10 hours)

07.00 Upon arrival at Adi Sucipto airport by the first morning flight, met by your friendly guide
07.30 Begin your tour in the morning drive to the northwest of Jogja (about 42 kilometers). Find the magnificent Borobudur stands on a hillock with seven square terraces represent the steps of from the earthly realm to the nirvana at the three circular terraces to the biggest mother stupa at top. Thousand reliefs panels here depict the birth, enlightenment, the death Buddha and the journey of Boddhisatwas. Later on, pay visit to Pawon and Mendut temple nearby on the way to Yogyakarta.
1130 Yogyakarta City Tour to visit the Sultan’s Palace, Water Castle
13.00 drive to local restaurant to have Indonesian buffet lunch and then visit Batik Home Industry, and Silver Smith at Kota Gede
15.00 tour to visit Prambanan Temple In Prambanan, spend the rest of your time by walking around the complex. See for yourself sixteen temples stand majestically here. Sequel relief panels of Ramayana epic on carved on the temples’ wall will be another alternative way to find out how skillfully the builders of the temples had been. Last, enrich your exploration by visiting Sewu temples complex at the same area
17.00 then terminated to the Airport for onward flight by evening flight

Including:
1. Transport with private car.
2. All Entrances fees.
3. English Speaking Tour Guide.
4. 1 x lunches at local restaurant.

Not Including:
1. Personal account
2. Airport Tax
3. Tipping for driver and tour guide

Tour Price :
1.Ground arrangement only start from US $ 75 / person
2.Ground arrangement with tickets flights from Bali-Yogyakarta and Yogyakarta-Bali by Garuda Indonesia start from US $ 225 /person


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