Borobudur Facilities

1. SAMUDRA RAKSA MUSEUM GALLERY

In 1982, a 21 year old Englishman named Philip Beale climbed the Borobudur temple intent on studying the reliefs which adorn the temple. Philip was in Indonesia to study traditional ships and marine traditions, and had previously served in the British Royal Navy. In total he found 10 panels depicting sea vessels, some powered by oar, and others with a three masted ship, with sails cut in a rectangular slant.

The young Englishman could see that the ships of the Borobudur temple may have been a part of a famous shipping route that linked Indonesia to Africa many centuries earlier. The treacherous Cinnamon shipping route took vessels from Indonesian waters across the Indian Ocean past the Seychelles, Madagascar, and South Africa to Ghana. The main trade of the first millennium on this route was spice, being of extremely high value in that era.

The ship and the full story behind its trip are now housed in a dedicated space within the Borobudur Archaeological Park, The Borobudur Ship Museum.

2. KARMAWIBHANGGA MUSEUM GALLERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. BOROBUDUR PARK TRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. ELEPHANT ATTRACTIONS

 

5. BOROBUDUR VILLAGE TOUR

Visitors get the opportunity to do village tour by horse cart or tram in order to get closer to the traditional culture and home industry, i.e : home made tofu, casava ring, ceramic, traditional dance, etc.