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Selogriyo Temple (Candi Selogriyo) Tours

Selogriyo Temple (Candi Selogriyo)
Restored in 2005 after landslides destroyed it and rebuilt a second time in 2018, hillside Selogriyo Temple (Candi Selogriyo) is an atmospheric and rarely visited Hindu temple dating back to the 9th century. The rice-field views are especially scenic, while the water from its fountain is said to heal disease and impart eternal youth.

The Basics
There is a token charge for visiting Selogriyo Temple, which is the same for both foreigners and Indonesians. For many, the walk through mountainous rice-field landscapes is a big part of the attraction of a temple visit. Some Borobudur tours include a stop here, particularly bicycle tours, for the beauty of the ride up more than for the temple itself. Many visitors find the temple’s emptiness the perfect counterpoint to the busyness of Borobudur and Prambanan.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Even when Selogriyo Temple is closed for restoration, the timeless Javanese landscapes of rice fields, palm trees, and buffalo are charming.
  • The narrow rice-field road can be slippery and the route includes around 200 steps.
  • Bring a water bottle as there are no vendors on-site.
  • Whether walking, cycling, or riding a motorbike, it pays to wear sunscreen.

How to Get There
Selogriyo Temple stands about an hour’s drive north of Borobudur—20 miles (32 kilometers), with a walk 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) from the nearest car parking. There is effectively no public transport, so most visitors choose to drive, join a tour, or even join a bicycle tour that includes Borobudur.

When to Get There
Selogriyo is rarely busy, but the walk through the rice fields can become uncomfortably hot during the middle of the day. If possible, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to beat the heat. As with elsewhere on Java, avoid travel during the Lebaran holiday period at the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, when roads are choked with traffic.

The Cycle of the Rice Fields
As you walk, or cycle, to Selogriyo Temple, meet Javanese villagers working in their rice fields. Rice cultivation is labor-intensive and time-consuming: you might see them ploughing, planting seeds, spreading out young seedlings, harvesting rice, or preparing their terraces for a new crop. Small wonder that the Indonesian language contains at least four distinct words for “rice”.
Address: Selogriyo, Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia, Indonesia
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Selogriyo, The Hidden Sanctuary, A Place to Fall In Love and Trip to Borobudur

Selogriyo, The Hidden Sanctuary, A Place to Fall In Love and Trip to Borobudur

This tour can be said as soft trekking, in lush rice field before reaching the small hidden temple Just trec and walk along the rice field , enjoy the freshness of the nature, rejuvenate our life We can fell the fresh atmosphere, while seeing the rice field and traditional life in kampoeng nearby.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00
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Java Village and Temple Tour from Borobudur

Java Village and Temple Tour from Borobudur

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Spend the day discovering Java’s temples and traditional villages on a private full-day tour from Borobudur. With just your guide and private party, you’ll visit the Buddhist temples of Pawon Temple and Mentit Temple, before embarking on a gentle walk through Selogriyo village. On the hike, admire rice terraces, volcanic landscapes, and village activity. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00
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Yogyakarta Morning Tour: Sunrise Over Borobudur and Village Cycling with Lunch

Yogyakarta Morning Tour: Sunrise Over Borobudur and Village Cycling with Lunch

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Witness the sunrise over the Borobudur Temple Compound, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Kedu Valley of Central Java. Following your early-morning visit to the 9th-century Buddhist monument, hop on a bicycle for a ride through a Javanese village before an Indonesian set lunch. Afterward, journey past rice fields to climb the steps to Selogriyo Temple, a Hindu site dating back to the 5th century. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from Yogyakarta on this private tour, led by your own personal guide.
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  • 10 hours
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$148.79
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$148.79
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