One of the most popular things to see in Yogyakarta Indonesia is the Borobudur temple. This 9th century UNESCO temple is considered to be the largest Buddhist monument on Earth.
I am going to see it at sunrise.
Borobudur temple sunrise viewing is probably the best sunrise viewing I have ever witnessed.
I almost regretted this 3 am wake up call for sunrise but I am definitely glad I went to see it.
I tried to nap during the car ride to the temple. Everything is still pitch black when I arrive. I arrive at the main building to check in and retrieve a sticker to show I have paid admission. The plan is to head out to the temple to watch the sunrise then head back to the main building for a buffet breakfast.
It is off in the dark with a little flashlight to the temple.
I get up to the top of the temple and soon the sun starts sneaking up the horizon.
I find the dragonflies flying around the temple at sunrise charming. Someone tells me their life span is very short.
I actually had tears in my eyes watching the colors off in the distance against the shadow of the mountains. I have never cried at a sunrise before.
The sun puts light on the temple so gently.
After the sun rises I view the temple in full light.
It gets quiet in areas as the crowd dies down. It really is a peaceful experience.
I descend the temple to walk to the main building get my buffet breakfast. Not memorable but I enjoy the coffee (I am so addicted).
Video of the experience….very sorry about it being vertical.
After breakfast we head out to another temple. I am definitely going to nap on the way!