Duniaphone.com – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan will limit visitors to Borobudur Temple and apply new tariffs for Borobudur entrance tickets for foreign tourists and Borobudur Temple entrance tickets for local tourists (Borobudur tickets). Unmitigated, local visitors or local tourists will be required to pay an entrance ticket to Borobudur Rp. 750,000 for each visitor.
Luhut said that the price for the entrance ticket to Borobudur Temple at Rp. 750,000 needed to be done to limit the number of visits. He targets, with the new Borobudur entrance ticket, the number of tourist visits to the Buddhist temple is 1,200 people per day.
Meanwhile, for foreign tourists, Luhut continued, a Borobudur entrance ticket will be charged at 100 US dollars or equivalent to Rp. 1,443,000,000 (exchange rate of Rp. 14,400) or almost double the price of the entrance ticket to Borobudur Temple for local tourists.
“We also agree and plan to limit the quota of tourists who want to go up to Borobudur Temple to 1,200 people per day,” said Luhut quoted from his Instagram account as seen on Saturday (4/6/2022). “With a fee (the price of entrance tickets to Borobudur Temple) of 100 US dollars for foreign tourists and domestic tourists of IDR 750 thousand. Especially for students, we provide a fee (Borobudur entrance ticket) of 5,000 rupiah,” he said again.
Luhut admitted that he had a strong reason to increase the price of admission to the Borobudur Temple, which is in the Magelang area, Central Java. “This step (increasing the entrance ticket to Borobudur) we did solely for the sake of preserving the historical and cultural richness of the archipelago,” explained Luhut.
In addition to the increased Borobudur entrance ticket, he continued, all tourists who enter Borobudur Temple are also required to use the services of a guide from local residents. “All tourists will also have to use tour guides from local residents around the Borobudur area, we do this in order to absorb new jobs while at the same time fostering a sense of belonging to this area,” said Luhut. “So that the sense of responsibility to care for and preserve one of the historical sites of this archipelago can continue to grow in the hearts of the younger generation in the future,” he added.
The current price of Borobudur entrance tickets
Borobudur Temple is a tourist spot which is now under the management of the tourism BUMN, PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko (Persero).
Borobudur Temple is a tourist spot which is now under the management of the tourism BUMN, PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko (Persero)
Borobudur Temple entrance ticket prices for foreign tourists
Next, entrance tickets to Borobudur for adult foreign tourists are required to pay Rp. 350,000 and Rp. 210,000 for Borobudur tickets for foreign tourists and children.