Borobodur and lush paddy field

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Impressive symetrical stupa of Borobodur, Java
Early morning I woke up to get to Borobodur by Transbus and another bus to Borobodur town. Yogyakarta has a same system of public bus as in Jakarta. A proper halte (station) complete with ticketing man, turntable gate and a bus which dropped passenger at the exact door similar concept with metro. I don’t know if there was a bus direct to Borobodur from Pasar kembang where the bus/train station intercange. I took transbus from city center to Jombor station some 4 km north Yogyakarta and another bus to Magelang and stopped at Borobodur midway.

It wasn’t a strange atmosphere before the ticketing counter where countless touts and warung selling souvenir and meals.
Borobodur, Java
Reaching the ticketing counter I pulled out 17,000rp for the entrance fee, I was unaware that it was the counter for Indonesian tourist thus the guy pointed out the next counter specifically for foreigner. And my jaw dropped to know the entrance fee is 117000 rp! A 100% more than what local has to pay! This reminds me of reading a journal by James1985 on his encounter how racist this way is that he used un-filtered words expressing his anger. http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/47493/If-you-ask-me-bloody-racist-23

I felt the same way too.

Borobodor built by millions of stone blocks in a form of massive symmetrical stupa wrapped around a small hill in a serene setting of lush green and paddy fields. It’s also surrounded by a range of Volcanoes Mountains. The Borobodur region itself has supremely beautiful landscape of impossibly green rice field and traditional rice-growing Kampung way, overlooked by soaring volcanic peaks.

herman_munster says:
IBU YANTI? Hmmm sounds so familiar haha. Going to check on that thanks.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2010
justasimsim says:
I recommend you to stay at Ibu Dewi's place, its cheap and clean :) close to the Indonesian restaurant Ibu Yanti if am not mistaken. Take ojek in the morning to see the sunrise :) then hiking for 15minutes....ayayayayayayayayyaya wants to go there again...
Posted on: Mar 28, 2010
herman_munster says:
Yep I'm going Prambanam tomorrow and the remaining of the day wondering around Yogya. Day after tomorrow I'm going to Wonosobo staying there 2 nights for Dieng. Should be great !
Posted on: Mar 28, 2010
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Borobodur, Java
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Entry walk to Borobodur
Entry walk to Borobodur
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Stepped up on the small hill
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Kids wishing a wish on the stupa
Kids wishing a wish on the stupa
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relic on the wall
relic on the wall
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Borobodur, Java
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Lush green surrounds the hill
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Borobodur, Java
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