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Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut) Tours

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Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut)
A couple of miles (3.5 kilometers) from the UNESCO World Heritage–listed temple of Borobudur, the charming Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut) features an attached working Buddhist monastery. Built in the early 9th century, the temple and the village that houses it are the starting point for the annual Waisak (Buddha day) celebrations.

The Basics
There is a tiny admission charge to Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut), which also covers admission to Pawon Temple (Candi Pawon), another small temple related to majestic Borobudur. It’s perfectly possible to visit all three temples independently, but many prefer the seamless transportation of a tour or private driver, perhaps with the historic insights of a private guide.

Most Mendut tours bundle this temple with others in the Yogyakarta area: particularly Borobudur and Pawon. Some combine Borobudur, Mendut, and Pawon with the Prambanan complex, which is a lot to take in over a single day. Mendut is also a popular stop on multi-day tours of Yogyakarta and its environs. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mendut Temple is a must for serious history buffs. 
  • Candi Mendut is a small and simple temple, around 85 feet (26 meters) in height, but the stone carvings within its inner sanctum are dazzling.
  • As with any religious site in South East Asia, it’s worth dressing appropriately—try to cover your shoulders and kneeds. 

How to Get There
The best way to reach Mendut Temple independently is by traveling from Yogyakarta to Borobudur then walking or taking a taxi. The 25-mile (40-kilometer) journey from Yogyakarta to Borobudur takes around two hours by bus from the Jombor or Giwangan terminals. Many prefer the ease of an organized tour that starts and finishes at their door and covers off temples such as Pawon and Borobudur, or the comfort of a private driver.

When to Get There
Candi Mendut comes into its own on Waisak (Buddha’s birthday), which falls around May each year on a date set by the lunar calendar—that’s also when the temple is very busy. Assuming you’re combining Mendut with Borobudur, try to avoid weekends and Indonesian public holidays, which is when the Borobudur crowds are at their most hectic. 

Waisak at Borobudur and Mendut
Although the Buddhist Sailendra dynasty that built Borobudur and Mendut is long gone, Indonesia boasts a diverse selection of Buddhist traditions. Waisak, a holiday that celebrates Buddha’s birthday, is an official holiday for all of Indonesia. Prayers and processions start from Candi Mendut and progress to Borobudur, and both the temple and the monastery come alive in spectacular fashion. 
Address: Jl. Mayor Kusen, Mungkid, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia 56512, Indonesia
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Private Tour: Full Day Lava Tour By Jeep In Merapi Volcano Including Borobudur Sunrise Pawon Mendut and Prambanan Temples Tour

Private Tour: Full Day Lava Tour By Jeep In Merapi Volcano Including Borobudur Sunrise Pawon Mendut and Prambanan Temples Tour

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Check off not one but two UNESCO World Heritage sites and an active volcano on this action-packed private door-to-door tour. Begin with sunrise at Borobudur, followed by the smaller nearby temples of Pawon and Mendut. Next, board a jeep to explore the lava-strewn slopes of Mount Merapi. Finally, visit the 10th-century Prambanan temples.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Yogyakarta Join Jeep Tour: Mount Merapi Golden Sunrise, Borobudur, Mendut Temple

Yogyakarta Join Jeep Tour: Mount Merapi Golden Sunrise, Borobudur, Mendut Temple

Get ready for an adrenaline- pumping experience by having a thrilling jeep tour in Merapi Kaliadem, Yogyakarta. Enjoy the most spectacular sunrise on the slope of Merapi mountain by riding jeep. Get new experience driving down the river and eruption area of Merapi mountain it will be a thrilling and fun adventure you ever had. The driver will pick you up at your hotel early at 04.00 am then transfer to Mount Merapi. Feeling hungry? Don’t worry we provide your breakfast just enjoy it. This is not the end of your adventure let’s continuing the adventure by escaping Borobudur temple, the most beautiful temple in the world. Enjoy the marvellous temple there, don’t forget to snap some photos. Then let’s move to the next temple, Mendut temple. Although it’s not as grand as the Borobudur temple, Mendut has historical value as a place of worship.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour of Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut Temple

Private Tour of Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut Temple

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Visit the world’s most spectacular Buddhist monument — the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Borobudur Temple Compounds — on a private tour with an art historian as your guide. Built in the 8th and 9th centuries, the colossal relic looms above an emerald green landscape in East Java. Learn why the complex was abandoned around the 14th century and how it was rediscovered in 1814. Your half-day itinerary from Yogyakarta includes the Pawon and Mendut temples.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tours: Borobudur Sunrise, Pawon & Mendut Temple

Private Tours: Borobudur Sunrise, Pawon & Mendut Temple

Our profesional Javanese tour drivers can guide you to the beautiful panorama of populer tourist destinations and guarantee customer satisfaction everytime.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Yogyakarta 3 Temple Join Tour: Borobudur, Mendut, Prambanan

Yogyakarta 3 Temple Join Tour: Borobudur, Mendut, Prambanan

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Holiday in Yogyakarta would be uncompleted without visiting the temple. There are three most popular temple you have to visit there are Borobudur, Prambanan, and Mendut temple. The tour will started by visiting the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, of course! Borobudur temple. You will be amazed by the beautiful reliefs of the Borobudur temple. Don’t miss to take some picture there! Then move to Mendut temple, another prominent Buddhist temple in Java. Then let’s complete the tour by visiting the largest Hindu temple, Prambanan temple. You will hear folklore about unrequited love of young man Bandung Bandawasa and Princess Roro Jonggrang. Is that really exciting exploration?
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  • 8 hours
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Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta

Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta

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Lose yourself in the sacred atmosphere of Borobudur on a full-day sunrise tour of the UNESCO-listed landmark from Yogyakarta. After emerging early, you’ll travel to the world’s biggest Buddhist monument to watch the sun rise majestically over the bells and statues of the complex. Then, you’ll stop at the Pawon temple and gain insight into Javanese culture on a visit to a local home. Ascend the slope of the Merapi volcano in a jeep, revitalize with lunch and conclude your tour with drop-off at your Yogyakarta hotel.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Borobudur Sunrise with Merapi Lava Adventure by Jeep & Prambanan Temple Tour

Borobudur Sunrise with Merapi Lava Adventure by Jeep & Prambanan Temple Tour

Experience the extraordinary holiday by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. We will stop by at Prambanan Temple lastly. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur and Prambanan • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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  • 8 hours
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Borobudur Sunrise Merapi Jeep Adventure & Prambanan Temple ( Private Tour )

Borobudur Sunrise Merapi Jeep Adventure & Prambanan Temple ( Private Tour )

Discover the amazing Borobudur Temple during the wee hours of the morning to see the majestic sun rise & illuminate Central Java followed by Mendut & Pawon temples. Next, you’ll hop on a 4x4 jeep and explore Mount Merapi area, driving down paths not frequented by tourists & getting filmic views of the lush landscape. This is definitely a must for any tourist looking to mellow out and appreciate Indonesia’s tranquil nature. End your journey at the biggest Hindu Temple in Asia which is Prambanan Temple.
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  • 11 to 12 minutes
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$150.00
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Borobudur Temple Half Day Tour from Yogyakarta

Borobudur Temple Half Day Tour from Yogyakarta

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Experience the Buddhist culture of Central Java on this guided adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore the 9th century, UNESCO-designated temple of Borobudur with an informative, English-speaking guide. Learn about the site’s history, symbolism, architecture, and importance to Buddhism. Stop by two more temples—Mendut and Pawon—before returning to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
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Borobudur & Prambanan Guided Temple Tours ( Private Services )

Borobudur & Prambanan Guided Temple Tours ( Private Services )

Experience the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. End you temple tour at the biggest Hindu temple in Asia which is Prambanan Temple.
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  • 8 to 9 minutes
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6 Days Amazing Yogyakarata: Temple, Cycling, River Cave Tubing, Hiking

6 Days Amazing Yogyakarata: Temple, Cycling, River Cave Tubing, Hiking

Admire Yogyakarta cultural heritage, history and natural wonders on this day tour. Discover one of the most beautiful temples that listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, visit Pawon and Mendut Temple. Then head to the largest Hindu Temple in Indonesia, Prambanan. The next day, embark on an exciting river cave tubing at Kalisuci Cave. Then spot the sunset at Drini Beach. Go on a bike ride around Prambanan Temple. Cycle through rice fields and stop at emping crackers, tofu and tempe home industry. Experience an exhilarating hiking to Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano then catch a mesmerizing sunset from Nglanggeran Reservoir
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  • 6 days
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Borobudur Sunrise at Manohara Resort & Prambanan Temple ( Private Tour )

Borobudur Sunrise at Manohara Resort & Prambanan Temple ( Private Tour )

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Discover the amazing Borobudur Temple during the wee hours of the morning to see the majestic sun rise & illuminate Central Java followed by Mendut & Pawon temples. End your journey at the biggest Hindu Temple in Asia which is Prambanan Temple. This temple is built between the 8th and 10th centuries
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Borobudur Temple and Candirejo Village Tour with Dokar or Cycling

Borobudur Temple and Candirejo Village Tour with Dokar or Cycling

Visit Buddhist Temple the largest in the world and discover the incredible history behind its construction. Candirejo Village is located in the Borobudur District, about 3 kilometers southeast of Borobudur Temple. The village is set amidst lush green fields and tropical rain forests, and populated with friendly people. Candirejo is said to be a symbol of Javanese culture where visitors can experience and participate in a variety of cultural attractions and activities. The word Candirejo is a combination of two Javanese words: Candi and Rejo. Candi means temple, but it can also mean stone, and Candirejo happens to be quite a stony area. The word Rejo means fertile, so when put together, Candirejo got its name as the land that was full of stones, but yet remained fertile.
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  • 10 hours
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Borobudur Sunrise & Merapi Jeep Lava Experience

Borobudur Sunrise & Merapi Jeep Lava Experience

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Experience the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Borobudur & Prambanan (with other local temples)

Borobudur & Prambanan (with other local temples)

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See the famous temples of Java on a day trip that departs the historic city of Yogyakarta and explores the surrounding cultural and religious sites. An efficiently organized group tour lets you fit in all the top attractions—including the UNESCO-listed Borobudur and Prambanan temples—while also learning about the sites from a guide.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$111.11
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Day Trip to Merapi and Temples from Yogyakarta

Day Trip to Merapi and Temples from Yogyakarta

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Brave a visit to Java’s most active volcano on this full-day small-group tour from Yogyakarta, including hotel pick-up. Admire the startling topography of Java island as you pass lush rice paddies, rugged plains and dense jungle, then visit the Buddhist temples of Pawon and Mendut. Finally, enjoy a prime view of Merapi Volcano, Indonesia’s most active volcano, nicknamed the ‘Mountain of Fire’.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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$175.00
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Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temples Tour

Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temples Tour

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Fit two beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites into one convenient day trip, with this tour to Borobudur and Prambanan. Get to the ancient Buddhist temple at Borobodur in time for sunrise, which will be an unforgettable experience. Explore the Hindu temples of Prambanan, plus there will also be time to visit some lesser-known temples. This tour is ideal for travelers who want to see a lot, but who don’t have much time in the Yogyakarta area.
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  • 10 hours
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Spectacular Borobudur Sunrise from Yogyakarta

Spectacular Borobudur Sunrise from Yogyakarta

Watch the sunrise at Borobudur Temple with this beautiful guided tour from Jakarta. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the 9th-century temple in time for sunrise. You'll then grab a light breakfast before continuing to the Mendut and Pawon Temples nearby before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.50
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 Borobudur Sunrise And Merapi Lava Experience With Jeep (PRIVATE TOUR)

Borobudur Sunrise And Merapi Lava Experience With Jeep (PRIVATE TOUR)

Experience the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.71
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6 Days Yogyakarta Budget Backpacker Tour

6 Days Yogyakarta Budget Backpacker Tour

Spend 6 days in Yogyakarta and explore its landmark with this budget backpacking tour. Alongside an expert guide; explore Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut and Prambanan Temple in one day. Marvel yourself with its stunning architectural masterpiece and fascinating history. Next day, pedal across Yogyakarta City and pass by its iconic landmark, like Southern City Square, Yogyakarta Monument and Fort Vredenburg Museum. Stop at Tamansari and Bakpia 25 to see the process of making traditional shadow puppet and bakpia. Treat yourself on a halfday exploration to Nglanggeran Ancient Volcano. Hike to a height of about 700 meters and catch the breathtaking moment right before the sun sets at Nglanggeran Reservoir. Hop on a river cave tubing along the underground river of Kalisuci Cave. Then move to drini beach and enjoy the sunset vibe there.
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  • 6 days
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$410.00
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The Tale Of Three Temples of Yogyakarta

The Tale Of Three Temples of Yogyakarta

If you are interested in history and stay only 1 day in Yogyakarta, then this is an experience that you should take. From sunrise to sunset, packed with 7 top Jogja attractions, this will be a long but rewarding day. We will start with the most important archaeological sites in Yogyakarta (*UNESCO-listed) Borobudur temple for sunrise. Continue our trip to Mendut temple, Ullen Sentalu museum, Prambanan, Ratu Boko, Ijo temple for sunset and end the day with the Ramayana Ballet - an evening with Javanese dance, music and fire. This tour will start from 03.30am and finish at 21.30pm
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  • 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.59
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Yogyakarta Adventure Tour with Merapi 4WD Jeep

Yogyakarta Adventure Tour with Merapi 4WD Jeep

Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur and Prambanan • Experience thrilling Little Ubud River Tubing • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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  • 14 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.82
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Fullday Tour : Borobudur Sunrise & Dieng Plateau ( Private Trip )

Fullday Tour : Borobudur Sunrise & Dieng Plateau ( Private Trip )

Discover the amazing Borobudur Temple during the wee hours of the morning to see the majestic sun rise & illuminate Central Java followed by Mendut & Pawon temples. Get ready to arise as early by 3.30 AM for a hotel pick-up. Next drive to Wonosobo where you will be able to see a dramatic mountain scenery as we travel through Sindoro - Sumbing Valley, passing through tobacco & tea plantations. Visit Java’s oldest Hindu Temples of 7th century. Enjoy the sound of active craters at Sikidang Crater, the Color Lake.The diversity of the landscape makes the area very different to anywhere else in Indonesia.
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  • 13 to 14 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Private Yogyakarta 4 Temples Tour with English / Dutch / Italian / French Guide

Private Yogyakarta 4 Temples Tour with English / Dutch / Italian / French Guide

Yogyakarta temples should be your prime destination if you are a traveler who loves art and history. Indonesia’s main religion is Muslim with only pockets of Buddhists and Hindus left. But Hindu and Buddhist are dominant religions for a much longer period. This tour offers a private full-day tour package to explore the beauty of the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Yogyakarta. Accompanied by our experienced Dutch/ Italian/ French/ English Speaking Guide, you will witness the splendor and beauty of Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut to Prambanan Temple. The tour guide will explain everything you see in this one day tour. If there is time left, you can also ask the guide to accompany you to try the local foods (price not included in the package).
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  • 12 hours
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$120.00
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