The government will immediately review the entry fee changes for Borobudur temple. Later, the new rate will be different for local and foreign tourists.
The Minister of Tourism, Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno said the new tariff to enter the Borobudur Temple area would be divided into two. The rate charged for domestic tourists is IDR 100,000 to IDR 150,000. Meanwhile, the rate charged for foreign tourists is IDR 500,000.
Regarding the matter of finalizing the determination of tariffs, he said, PT Taman Wisata Candi (TWC) Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko would complete it.
Sandi has also received permission from the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menkomarves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and will report to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin if PT TWC is ready to implement the tariff.
He could not confirm when the ticket changes would be implemented. According to him, it all depends on the decision of the Borobudur Temple manager.
He said the Borobudur Temple tour had been tested on hundreds of ASEAN Travel Forum (ATF) 2023 participants and had run smoothly.
During the trial, ATF 2023 participants gained experience in education and conservation packages. In the package, visitors get upanat sandals that are following the temple reliefs to withstand the degradation of the temple rocks and also an information package or tour guide.
Previously, visitors were prohibited from climbing the temple area. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno explained the ban on climbing to the temple was related to conservation. At that time, calculations were still being carried out to determine the carrying capacity of the environment.
For information, Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. This temple is located approximately 86 km west of Surakarta, and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta.
This temple with many stupas was founded by adherents of Mahayana Buddhism around the 800s AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple or shrine in the world as well as one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world.