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Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut) Tours

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Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut)
A couple of miles (3.5 kilometers) from the UNESCO World Heritage–listed temple of Borobudur, the charming Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut) features an attached working Buddhist monastery. Built in the early 9th century, the temple and the village that houses it are the starting point for the annual Waisak (Buddha day) celebrations.

The Basics
There is a tiny admission charge to Mendut Temple (Candi Mendut), which also covers admission to Pawon Temple (Candi Pawon), another small temple related to majestic Borobudur. It’s perfectly possible to visit all three temples independently, but many prefer the seamless transportation of a tour or private driver, perhaps with the historic insights of a private guide.

Most Mendut tours bundle this temple with others in the Yogyakarta area: particularly Borobudur and Pawon. Some combine Borobudur, Mendut, and Pawon with the Prambanan complex, which is a lot to take in over a single day. Mendut is also a popular stop on multi-day tours of Yogyakarta and its environs. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Mendut Temple is a must for serious history buffs. 
  • Candi Mendut is a small and simple temple, around 85 feet (26 meters) in height, but the stone carvings within its inner sanctum are dazzling.
  • As with any religious site in South East Asia, it’s worth dressing appropriately—try to cover your shoulders and kneeds. 

How to Get There
The best way to reach Mendut Temple independently is by traveling from Yogyakarta to Borobudur then walking or taking a taxi. The 25-mile (40-kilometer) journey from Yogyakarta to Borobudur takes around two hours by bus from the Jombor or Giwangan terminals. Many prefer the ease of an organized tour that starts and finishes at their door and covers off temples such as Pawon and Borobudur, or the comfort of a private driver.

When to Get There
Candi Mendut comes into its own on Waisak (Buddha’s birthday), which falls around May each year on a date set by the lunar calendar—that’s also when the temple is very busy. Assuming you’re combining Mendut with Borobudur, try to avoid weekends and Indonesian public holidays, which is when the Borobudur crowds are at their most hectic. 

Waisak at Borobudur and Mendut
Although the Buddhist Sailendra dynasty that built Borobudur and Mendut is long gone, Indonesia boasts a diverse selection of Buddhist traditions. Waisak, a holiday that celebrates Buddha’s birthday, is an official holiday for all of Indonesia. Prayers and processions start from Candi Mendut and progress to Borobudur, and both the temple and the monastery come alive in spectacular fashion. 
Address: Jl. Mayor Kusen, Mungkid, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia 56512, Indonesia
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Experience the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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 Borobudur Sunrise And Merapi Lava Experience With Jeep (PRIVATE TOUR)

Borobudur Sunrise And Merapi Lava Experience With Jeep (PRIVATE TOUR)

Experience the extraordinary holiday in Yogyakarta by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by a visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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Experience the extraordinary holiday by visiting the magnificent temples & participating in the volcanic tour! We combine the experiences of culture, nature and adventure by enjoying the sunrise from a hill with the backdrop of Borobudur temple and volcanoes in central Java followed by visit to Mendut & Pawon temples. Afterwards, we will explore one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia at Mount Merapi by 4WD jeep. We will stop by at Prambanan Temple lastly. Highlights: • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise view of Borobudur followed by Mendut & Pawon temples tour • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Borobudur and Prambanan • Witness the amazing view of Mount Merapi on a 4WD lava tour • Admission Fees included to avoid hassle
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  • 12 hours
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Borobudur Sunrise Merapi Volcano Tour

Borobudur Sunrise Merapi Volcano Tour

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Combine a cultural activity with an action-packed adventure on this all-day tour in Yogyakarta. First, visit the Borobudur Buddhist temple at sunrise, along with other nearby temples. Following breakfast, head out in an off-road Jeep to explore the Merapi volcano on foot. Plus, stop by the volcano observation office to see how officers monitor its activity with a seismograph.
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  • 6 hours
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Jogja Day Tour

Jogja Day Tour

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  • 11 hours
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