We woke up early the next morning as the journey to Prambanan was quite far and on top of that, we had a flight to catch in the afternoon. For the complimentary breakfast, i had Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) and a cup of coffee. Everyone was informed to do their packing in the morning itself so that we don’t rush later on and once we were all set, we shot off towards Prambanan.
On the way, we stopped at a traffic light and come across the above scene, lol. Never expected to see them in the broad daylight, more over in the middle of the road.
After 40 odd minutes, we finally arrived !
Prambanan – It’s the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the biggest in South East Asia and it was the answer to Borobudur temple which was for the Buddhist. When Angeline and i planned this trip, we marked this 2 places as the main agendas for both the days. Die die also must go see cause both are listed in the UNESCO’s heritage site.
For foreigners, the ticket price is $11USD and if you can present your Student ID then it’s $6USD. An additional 600,000 rupiah was paid to hire a guide for our group which is optional but i do recommend to get a guide. After all 600,000 rupiah isn’t that much once you have divided amongst yourselves.
We were given Marsono as our guide. He was showing us the before and after the main eruption that affected Borobudur and Prambanan.
Marsono explains …
The best time to visit Prambanan would be in the morning or evening. At least the scorching sun would burn you and it would be ideal for photography.
The whole tour in Prambanan took about 1 and half hours but it could differ based on your tour guides. We did take slightly longer cause we spent most of the time snapping photos.
As you exit the main Prambanan area, you will either have to walk back to the entrance or you could wait for their shuttle train. Since we had some time to spare, we walked even further to see the other smaller temples around Prambanan. For this, i think it’s better if you sit on the shuttle train and view these temples because walking all the way in and back out is time consuming.
Upon exiting the grounds and into the carpark area, you would have to go through a souvenir area just like in those theme parks, etc lol. Just that, this is open air and it’s the same people that usually man the stalls around tourist attractions but here they are arranged in an orderly manner. But that doesn’t change the fact that you would still be chased by the handicraft people right to the door of your car.
More pictures in my gallery. Really loved the sky when we were there !
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