The Borobudur Temple is Indonesia’s spectacular site which allows you to travel back in time to enjoy an unrivaled combination of history, culture, spiritually and natural beauty. Visitors will enjoy the astonishing experience afforded by the world’s biggest Buddhist monument which survived 1,200 years of natural and man-made disasters. Set in an unspoiled green valley surrounded by majestic mountains, a visit to Borobudur is an unforgettable experience.
Floating above the landscape of Central Java like a series of concentric circles that forms a giant mandala, Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Even though there is no written record of who built the temple first, it is believed that Borobudur Temple was built between AD 780 and 840 when the Syailendra Dynasty ruled the region. The building was abandoned for centuries and buried beneath layers of volcanic ash from Mount Merapi with only local people knew of its existence. In 1814, the British ruler of Java, Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, appointed a team led by Cornelius to investigate a hill, which, according to many local inhabitants, was the site of an ancient monument. The discovery got the Borobudur Temple worldwide attention, but it was not until 1835 that the entire area of the temple has been cleared.
Nglinggo Tourism Village is located in the hills of Menoreh, Kulonprogo Regency, Yogyakarta. Nglinggo has Tea Garden which is indeed the main charm of this tourist village. Tourists who visit Nglinggo can walk along plot after plot of tea plantations located at an altitude of 800 m above sea level. From the tea garden, tourists can see the scenery of the hill with interesting shapes, settlements in Magelang and Purworejo regencies, dense pine forests, and green expanse of valleys like thick carpets. Not only natural attractions, Nglinggo is also rich in cultural tourism. Tourists visiting Nglinggo can learn agriculture, goat farming, and art in this place. There are some activities provided in Nglinggo Village, such as learning to dance, jathilan, make masks, and batik workshop. Visitors can participate the activities of residents in tea gardens, coffee gardens, or making palm sugar, while inhaling the fresh air of the Menoreh hill.