Waisak Festival at Borobudur 2019 | Indonesia, Dates , Venues & Tickets

Waisak Festival at Borobudur 2019

Where:   Borobudur temple, Java, Indonesia
When:    Sunday, May 19, 2019
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Borobudur temple in Java Indonesia, which is known as the biggest Buddhist temple in the world was recognized by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as a World Heritage Site.

Every year, in the first full moon evening of May, thousand of Buddhist monks celebrate in the antique, unique ten thousands year's old temple, the birth, the illumination and the death of Buddha.
For the visitor who intends to take part in the event it is recommended to make arrangements for his lodging and the drive, in advance.

At the event's evening, the locals and tourist visitors are exposed to a marvelous view. The full moon lights a mass of monks wearing orange gowns march with candles and flowers in their hands. The pilgrim monks, march in the darkness, in a long convoy from the village Mendut toward the temple in order to pray and lay an offering to Buddha who sit in the peak of the antique temple.

The ceremonies, the pilgrim's march and the holly antique temple ensure the visitor, unconsidered his religion, an esthetic experience in an unforgettable spiritual and cultural atmosphere.
Waisak Festival at Borobudur - Java, Indonesia
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Central Java Provincial Tourism Office
Jl. Madukoro Blok BB
Phone: +62-24-760 8570
Fax : +62-24-760 8573
Semarang - 50144
Central Java - Indonesia

Semarang travel information
Dialing code: 24
Longitude: 110.41667°
Latitude: -6.96667°
Indonesia information address: Ministry Of Culture And Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia Sapta Pesona Building Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 17 Jakarta 10110 Tel. +62 21 383 8167 Fax. +62 21 384 9715
Tourist website: www.indonesia-tourism.com

Indonesia country details
Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
Capital: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Voltage and Frequency: 127/230 V 50 Hz
Dialing country code: +62
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese).

Indonesia background and overview:
The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hostilities, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to relinquish its colony. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelagic state and home to the world's largest Muslim population. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing financial sector reforms, stemming corruption, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, and controlling avian influenza. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face a low intensity separatist guerilla movement in Papua.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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