Borobudur and Prambanan Temple are Closed on Monday

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Hello guys, by this article I would like to share an important news for every body who want to visit Yogyakarta City. For your information, Yogyakarta is considered as a Special Region in Indonesia. The reason why Yogyakarta has special tittle is because this region is still ruled by a King or Sultan. The Sultan of Yogyakarta still has a power to control the region as he also become the governor of Yogyakarta.

By this unique structure, a lot of tourist either domestic or foreign tourist want to visit this region. Especially there are Borobudur and Prambanan Temple, the most visited attraction in Indonesia that can be reached from Yogyakarta City Centre within 1 hour journey.

Borobudur and Prambanan are closed every Monday

If you’re planning to visit Borobudur and Prambanan Temple in Indonesia, it’s important to note that they are closed every Monday. This closure is necessary for maintenance and preservation purposes, so it’s important to plan your trip accordingly to avoid disappointment.

It’s always a good idea to double-check the schedule for Borobudur and Prambanan Temple before you plan your visit. While they are typically closed every Monday, there may be exceptions for holidays or special events. You can check the official website or contact the temples directly to confirm their schedule. It’s also a good idea to plan your visit during the off-season to avoid the crowds and make the most of your experience. By staying informed and planning ahead, you can ensure a memorable visit to these historic and beautiful temples.

To avoid disappointment and ensure a smooth trip, it’s important to book your tickets and accommodations in advance. This is especially true during peak season when the temples can get very crowded. You can purchase tickets online or through a local travel agency ( there are many options for accommodations in the surrounding area. By planning ahead, you can save time and money, and make the most of your visit to these incredible temples.

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Here I would like to give you the details information of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple opening time, ticket price and some procedures of visiting Borobudur and Prambanan Temple.

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Opening Time and Ticket Price of Borobudur Temple and Prambanan ( Regular Ticket )

The Regular Opening Ticket Counter Time of Borobudur and Prambanan Tempel is started at 6.30 AM until 4.30 PM, but you could enter the temple from 07.00AM until 05.00 PM. It is mean if you buy ticket at 6.30, you have to wait until 07.00 AM to enter, and maximum to buy ticket is at 4.30 PM but you could still be inside the temple until 05.00PM.

Especially for Borobudur Tempel , the explanation above is for regular entrance only without any chance to go up to the temple, it is mean you are only able to visit only until the ground level. You still have chance to see and to take whole picture of Borobudur Temple, but you will not have any access to step up until the top level in Borobudur Temple.

The Price for this Regular Access is :

Domestic Visitor : IDR 50.000

Domestic Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 25.000

Foreigner Visitor : USD 25

Foreigner Visitor (Student / Children) : USD 18

Opening Time and Ticket Price of Borobudur Temple ( Climb Up Ticket )

If you  want to climb up Borobudur Temple, you have to buy a different ticket with the regular one. This ticket is also a ticket for entrance, so you do not need to buy a separate ticket for entrance. It means it is a combination ticket to enter Borobudur Tempel and to climb up the monument.

By purchasing this ticket, you will get also a local guide to explain the history of the temple and special sandals made by local people. So you are not allowed to enter with your own shoes, they will give you special sandals called Upanat.

There is a limitation of 1200 people per day to climb up Borobudur Temple. The Opening Time of Climb Up Ticket is started from 7.30 AM and there is limitation of 150 people per hour. And the last time to have a chance to climb up Borobudur Temple will be at 15.30.

So when you are already at the ticket counter and the the quota per hour has been full already, you have to wait fot the next time window. That come every hour.

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Here is the time window : 7.30, 8.30 ,9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30 .

The ticket price to Climb Up Borobudur Temple :

Domestic Visitor : IDR 150.000

Domestic Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR   30.000

Foreigner Visitor : IDR 455.000

Foreigner Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 305.000

Facilities you get by purchasing Climb Up Ticket 

  • Visitor could enter and Climb Up to the top Level of Borobudur Temple
  • Special sandals (Upanat)
  • Local Guide

Procedure to Climb Up Borobudur Temple.

You can buy the ticket directly in the ticket counter in Borobudur Temple. There is a time window to sell the ticket. If you want to enter at 7.30, you have to be ready at 7.00 AM at the ticket counter and as well as other time. Also for a reminder, there is a limitation of 150 people per hour to climb up Borobudur Temple. So it means once you arrive in the ticket counter, you might missed the chance to buy the climb up ticket.

It is a good idea for you to deal with a local tour agency in Yogyakarta to provide everything for you. If you need help, kindly please to contact us via our phone number (whatsapp) at : +62-811-278-1115 or our email address at [email protected]. Or kindly please to check our tour package in Yogyakarta City in this link. We have an excellent review in Trip Advisor for your consideration. You may contact us also for any question about your trip in Yogyakarta or Java Island.

What other things to do while Prambanan and Borobudur Closed On Moday

So here I will give you some travel tips while you are in Yogyakarta on Monday, and you noticed that Borobudur, Prambanan and Museums are closed on Monday.

1. Visit Jomblang Cave and Pindul Cave

One of most popular activities while in Yogyakarta City is having a cave adventure. The most popular cave to explore are Jomblang Cave and Pindul Cave. This caves have a different characteristic. In Jomblang Cave you will be going deep on earth around 100 metre from the surface by doing rappeling. And in Pindul Cave you will be invited to explore the cave by doing water tubing.

This combination tour package you may check in this link : Jomblang and Pindul Cave Adventure.

2. Having Batik Making Class

Another escape plan while you are in Yogyakarta on Monday when temples and museums closed are by doing Batik Making Experience. For everyone who doesn’t know what is Batik, Batik is an ancient art form of Indonesia made with wax resistant dye on fabrics and normally it known as Indonesia National Costume and recognized by Unesco as Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Batik Making is very famous for travellers wh ile they are in Yogyakarta. You can see the details via this link : Batik Making Experience.

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3. Visit Timang Beach

Timang Beach is one of famous beach in Yogyakarta. This beach will allow you to have an extreme experience by riding a gondola to reach a small island called Timang Island. Timang Beach also well known for its lobster. Where you can try fresh local lobster that being cought by local fisherman around the area.

To have more details about this experience you may check this link : Timang Beach Experience

4. Having an adventure by exploring Merapi Volcano Area using 4×4 Jeep.

One of best experience to try while in Yogyakarta when Borobudur and Prambanan Closed on Monday is having adventure by 4×4 Jeep to see Merapi Volcano from short distance. Merapi Volcano is well known as the most active Volcano in Indonesia. The best time to see this Merapi Volcano is during the sunrise time. To do this experience, you have to start to go from your hotel in Yogyakarta at 3.30AM. If you are lucky, you will see the lava flow from the top. But this lava flow doesn’t happen everytime, however, you can still see the stunning view of Merapi Volcano and the sunrise in the same time.

5. Having massage or going to the beauty centre while Borobudur and Prambanan Closed on Monday

So to have a good quality time in Yogyakarta if you could not visit Prambanan and Borobudur Temple on Monday are by doing spa and massage. Every body must agree, doing spa and massage in Yogyakarta is cheaper that doing this in your home country. So you can contact your hotel if they also provide spa and massage. Otherwise you can check this link to have a good spa or massage : de WAVE Spa Massage, Salon and Reflexology

Okay thanks for ready my article. If you need a transportation service to explore Yogyakarta City, please do not hesitate to contact me by whatsapp at +62-811-278-1115 or email at : [email protected]

Have a nice trip guys.

Kind regards,

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  1. […] After the trial opening in March 2023, the regular opening hours for Borobudur Temple are from 6.30 AM to 4.30 PM for the ticket counter. However, visitors can only enter the temple between 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM. If you purchase your ticket at 6.30 AM, you’ll have to wait until 7.00 AM to enter, and the latest you can buy a ticket is at 4.30 PM. But you can still be inside the temple until 5.00 PM. Pleae be noted that every Monday Borobudur is closed. […]

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