Prambanan Sunrise All You Need to Know (Price, Opening Time, Location)

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Hello guys, by this article I would like to share a good news for everybody that willing to have something new to do while you are in Yogyakarta. Yeah,  the official management of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple just announced that they wou open Prambanan Temple in sunrise time. Prambanan Sunrise would be the best option to witness a spectacular sunrise beside Borobudur Sunrise.. For your information Prambanan Sunrise is just something new in the city.

Also for you to know that Borobudur Sunrise is not available to do it in temple since the pandemic. The option for Borobudur Sunrise is by witness the sunrise from the nearby hill called Punthuk Setumbu Hill. It is around 2 KM from Borobudur Temple. So, since the opening of Prambanan Sunrise, you will have a better option for witnessing the sunrise than to do the sunrise in Punthuk Setumbu Hill.

By doing sunrise in Prambanan Temple, you will also get a complimentary breakfat in Rama Shinta Garden Resto.

Before we share all the information regarding Prambanan Sunrise, here is I will explain a brief story about Prambanan Temple.

Prambanan Temple Compounds

(source : Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.

Outstanding Universal Value

Brief synthesis

Prambanan Temple Compounds consist of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples. All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.

While Loro Jonggrang, dating from the 9th century, is a brilliant example of Hindu religious bas-reliefs, Sewu, with its four pairs of Dwarapala giant statues, is Indonesia’s largest Buddhist complex including the temples of Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana temple). The Hindu temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating the Indonesian version of the Ramayana epic which are masterpieces of stone carvings. These are surrounded by hundreds of shrines that have been arranged in three parts showing high levels of stone building technology and architecture from the 8th century AD in Java. With over 500 temples, Prambanan Temple Compounds represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also a standing proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation.

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Prambanan Temple Compounds comprises of two groups of buildings which includes Loro Jonggrang, Sewu complexes, Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana). The 508 stone temples of various shapes and sizes are either in a complete and preserved condition or have been retained as ruins. This site includes all elements necessary to express its exceptional significance and is well maintained. There are no threats of development or neglect; however the area is prone to natural threats such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.


Prambanan Temple Compounds contains the original structures that were built in the 9th century AD. The temples collapsed due to earthquake, volcanic eruption and a shift of political power in the early 11th century, and they were rediscovered in the 17th century. These compounds have never been displaced or changed. Restoration works have been conducted since 1918, both in original traditional method of interlocking stone and modern methods using concrete to strengthen the temple structure. Even though extensive restoration works have been done in the past and as recently as after the 2006 earthquake, great care has been taken to retain the authenticity of the structures.

Protection and management requirements

The property has been designated as a National Cultural Property in 1998 and the national law issued in 2010 also supports the protection and conservation of the property. Management of Prambanan Temple Compounds is accommodated in the Presidential Decree of 1992 that established the 77 ha that encompasses the property under central government ownership. This area is divided into two zones. The management of Zone 1 or the area within the boundary is conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism under two different regional offices, namely the Archaeological Preservation Office of Yogyakarta and Central Java. The Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko Tourism Park Ltd. are responsible for Zone 2 which comprises the buffer zone. In order to implement standard operations for the safeguarding of the property, the government has established a regulation concerning national vital object area. All regulations have been well enforced and implemented.

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In order to improve the management of the property, government issued the law in 2007 and government regulation of 2008 concerning national spatial planning which means that spatial planning in World Cultural Heritage area will be prioritized. Prambanan site has been established as one of the strategic national area which consists of Prambanan temple Compounds and others related temple remains. To ensure the long term safeguarding of the property, an integrated management and regulation that support preservation is needed.

The Action Plan of 2007 has been implemented with the involvement of the local community around the property. The welfare of the local community around the property that was affected by the earthquake of 27 May 2006, is now improving with the recovery of the usual economic activity and especially in the creative industry sector. The Siva temple has not been rehabilitated but research activities or technical studies of the Siva temple have been carried out in 2010 and 2011. The results have been discussed at national and international level with the conclusion that it is still necessary to study and research to determine the method of handling Siva Temple, including monitoring through seismograph study and crack meter periodically.

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

Before I give all the information about Prambanan Sunrise, here are all the info about Ticket Price and Opening Time of Prambanan Temple.

The Price Prambanan Temple Entrance Fee for regular time :

Domestic Visitor : IDR 50.000

Domestic Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 25.000

Foreigner Visitor : IDR 375.000

Foreigner Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 225.000

Note : Price are subject to change according to the conversion rate between IDR against USD

Prambanan Temple Ticket Counter Opens at 6.30 AM until 5.00 PM. And for the temple ground opens from 07.00 to 5.30 PM. It means when you purchase ticket at 6.30 AM you can enter after 7.00 AM and in the evening, when you purchase the ticket at 5.00 PM, you can still be inside the temple until 5.30 PM.

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Opening Time of Prambanan Sunrise

Prambanan Sunrise opens every day from 5.00 AM. So it is mean, if you stay in Yogyakarta City Centre, you have to start the trip at 4.30 AM since the journey from city centre to Prambanan Temple is around 30 minutes. It looks better than to do Borobudur Sunrise, because the journey will take longer, so you need to wake up even earlier.

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You will witness the sunrise until around 6.00 AM. And at 6.00 AM you could enjoy the breakfast in Rama Shinta Garden Resto before entering Prambanan Temple.

Location to witness the sunrise over Prambanan Temple

To witness the sunrise accross Prambanan Temple, you will see it via Rama Shinta Garden Resto. It is a restaurant that located in Prambanan Complex. So you will not witness the sunrise exactly in Prambanan Temple. It will be better to see the sunrise in Rama Shinta Garden Resto because you will witness the sunrise and Prambanan Temple in one frame.

Prambanan Sunrise Ticket Price

Here is the price details for Prambanan Sunrise :

Domestic Visitor : IDR 50.000

Domestic Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 25.000

Foreigner Visitor : IDR 375.000

Foreigner Visitor (Student / Children) : IDR 225.000

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Facilities you get by purchasing Prambanan Sunrise Ticket

  • Entrance Fee to enter Rama-Shinta Garden Resto
  • Breakfast in Rama Shinta Garden Resto
  • Local Guide
  • Souvenir

Process or Procedure to witness the Sunrise in Prambanan Temple

You can buy the ticket directly in the ticket counter in Rama Shinta Garden Resto or you may purchase it via online via this link. Please remember, that you have to arrive in Rama Shinta Garden Resto before 5 AM. In order to reach the Rama Shinta Garden Resto at 5.00 AM, if you are staying in Yogyakarta City Centre, you need to start the trip from your hotel at 4.30 AM.

After you purchase the ticket, you can go inside Rama Shinta Garden Resto and choose the best spot to witness the spectacular Sunrise over Prambanan Temple. At 6.00 AM, you can have a breakfast in the restaurant, they have several menu option from Indonesian food into western food.

Once you have finished to enjoy the breakfast, we will proceed to the main gate of Prambanan Temple to explore the temple closely and learn the interesting history from the local guide.

If you are interested to have this Prambanan Sunrise Experience, you can manage it by yourself since we have already inform all you need to know about the Prambanan Sunrise. However, you may contact us to prepare everything for you from the transportation, tickets and the guide. You may check our package via this link or just simply contact us by pressing the whatsapp button or email us at: [email protected]

Have a nice trip in Yogyakarta guys.

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