Admission ticket to the temple area remains the same. The new ticket price only applies for entering and going up the temple.
5 Jun 2022·By Adrian Padmodihardjo
On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan (Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs) release the new ticket prices for Borobudur Temple. On his Instagram account, he wrote that ticket for local tourists will be priced at IDR 750,000 (around USD 50) and USD 100 for foreign tourists.
This price increase seems to invite many protests, by the looks of the comments on that post. Some of the comments read that the price is considered to be too expensive, while some fear that it would discourage many potential domestic tourists.
In addition to the price increase, there is also a quota limit of 1200 people per day.
Turns out, the new ticket price only applies for entering and going up the temple
According to Kompas, the new ticket price only applies for entering and going up the temple, as clarified by Dony Oskaria, Director of PT Aviasi Wisata Indonesia.
This quota limit and price increase is meant as an effort to better conserve the temple in order to maintain the sustainability of this historical heritage site.
In addition to having to pay for tickets at the new price, tourists who want to enter and go up to the temple must also be guided by a tour guide from local residents around the temple area.
Admission ticket price remains the same
Admission ticket price, up until the temple patio/courtyard, remains the same, namely IDR 50,000 (around USD 4) for domestic tourists and USD 25 for foreign tourists.