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“rice paddies” (12 reviews)
Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The temple itself is small and it's in a very nice garden, but what's really amazing is the way to get there. Hire a local to guide you through the rice fields to get there and than you can come back using the small road....More

Thank Lanader
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The drive from the Borobudur area takes about 1 - 1.5 hours depending if you stop along the way - the drive is scenic and enjoyable. While a guide isn't necessary, ours took us off the stone path through the rice fields which was great....More

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I agree with most previous comments that what makes this temple memorable is the trekking view. we arrived quite early, slightly before 8 am where it was still very quiet and the sun was friendly. The hiking was easy since the track was already made...More

1  Thank ellieruslim
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The hike to this small mountaintop temple is the best part as you meander through rice paddy fields and lush jungle. Pure nature. The windy path is easy to navigate as you meet the occasional farmer along the way. You could hike in sandals but...More

Thank panamtravelkid
Reviewed 3 May 2017

It's not the temple that is the attraction, but the lovely walk to it, taking you through working farmland and terraced rice paddies. This feels like real Java.

Thank diverdoc
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a beautiful half day trip from our villa in Borobudur. The journey is lovely through the villages and the walk itself easy yet very beautiful in the middle of the rice paddies. The temple itself nothing spectacular after seeing Borobudur, however just for...More

1  Thank Karin H
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I've been several times visit this place . I didn't found any invention. Just naturally. Very nice. All terraces . I'm an Indonesian , sound bit crazy but I'm in group driving motorbike through those very small paving blocks to get to the temple. Little...More

Thank 738ayua
Reviewed 19 December 2016

don't expect anything from the temple itself but the walk through the rice terraces and the interaction with the warm and friendly Indonesian people make this a great half day. Marvel at how hard they work.

Thank fisher157
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The temple is small, but the trek through picturesque rural landscape to reach the temple is the main purpose to get here. The light hike to reach the temple takes around two hours and leads through rice paddy fields and lush vegetation. From the temple...More

Thank Reza S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The temple is small but the scenery around is great. Mountain, rice planing, farming life, javanese people and culture etc...

Thank uler k
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Mary T
13 August 2017|
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Response from ellieruslim | Reviewed this property |
this trek is very easy, basically there is only one trek to go up. so yes, you can actually do it on your own. To reach the entrace there you might need to check with local map or just ask people around. but once you are at... More