Java Island, Indonesia

Mendut Temple

Originally built in the early 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, Mendut is an exquisite Buddhist temple in Central Java that is about 3km east from the mighty Borobudur. With Pawon temple right in the middle of them, the three temples are located in one straight line that is also the walking path of Buddhists during the Vesak annual ritual. Inside Mendut temple, you will see three carved large stone statues, in the middle is the Buddha, on the two sides are Bodhisattvas. Meanwhile, the outer walls are adorned with many intricately unique bas-reliefs of Buddhist divinities and Hariti, the goddess of fertility and motherhood.

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4Days

Splendid Central Java

Yogyakarta → Surakarta → Magelang → Yogyakarta
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Tour Yogyakarta city to see its iconic landmarks, including Sonobudoyo museum, Keraton Yogyakarta, Water Castle of Taman Sari

Admire the masterpieces of stone carvings in Prambanan Temple and Mendut temple

Visit the centuries-old Cetho and Sukuh Temples located on the slopes of Mt Lawu

Enjoy fresh mountain air at Kemuning tea garden and taste hot tea in Ndoro Donker tea house

See the breathtaking views of Borobudur Temple at the sunrise

Get on a biking tour around local villages and surrounding plantations

Yogyakarta → Surakarta → Magelang → Yogyakarta
13Days

Highlights of Java Sulawesi and Bali

Java Island → Sulawesi Island → Bali Island
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Tour Yogyakarta to see its highlights: Kraton palace, Taman Sari water castle, Prambanan temple and Plaosan temple

Explore the huge Buddhist temple at Borobudur

Marvel at the breathtaking sights of sunrise over Mount Bromo

See the traditional village Bugis and traditional wooden houses

Get amazed by the unique culture of the Toraja ethnic group as well as their renowned funeral sites such as Lemo, Tampang Allo, Suaya

Start a soft trekking tour in Batutumonga for fantastic scenery of nature and countryside

Join devotees at remarkable Hindu temples of Bali such as Ulun Danu, Taman Ayun, Tanah Lot

Walk through Bali’s stunning terraced rice fields in Jatiluwih village

Java Island → Sulawesi Island → Bali Island

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