It was easier to walk up to Borobudur than Panorama Hill to watch the magical sunrise.
It took us 4 hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing (Paranoma Hill) last Sunday, but only 2.5 hours flight to Yogyakarta (Borobudur is 40KM from Jogja).
Besides being one of the seven wonders in the world, Borobudur is also easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur (with cheap air fare via direct flight via AirAsia).
There could be more Malaysians visiting Angkor Wat than Borobudur.
After visiting Angkor 6 months ago, I could appreciate a bit more about the importance of Borobudur.
Borobudur is the largest ancient Buddhist temple.
It was built 300 years earlier than the more popular Angkor Wat.
It is interesting that the largest Buddhist temple is situated in a country with less than 1% Buddhists population.
Before Mount Merapi erupts again or another earthquake destroying the temple, no wonder Borobudur was listed #1 ranking on the “27 places to see before you die” published by CNN on July 2012.