05:30 a.m. – Punthuk Sethumbu
Perhaps the only thing more beautiful than enjoying the sunrise from the magnificent Borobudur Temple is watching the first light with the glorious temple as the backdrop. As the sun rises, the awe-inspiring Borobudur Temple and its surrounding nature appear, as if floating in the morning mist. From the hill, tourists will also be granted an unrestricted view of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu.
Located only 4 km away from Borobudur Temple, Punthuk Sethumbu is technically a part of Magelang, Central Java. Even so, the exotic hill and iconic temple are often considered part of the Yogyakarta tourism landscape and are much easier to access from the city. Be sure to arrive at the hilltop before 05.30 a.m. to explore all the best spots.