Borobudur Shopping and Districts

(Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia)

As you approach the Borobudur Temple, you will no doubt be accosted by persistent vendors and touts, trying to sell you their wares. However, touts are usually kept well away from the actual temple grounds.

When you leave the Borobudur Temple and follow the exit signpost, you will be conveniently led past a large selection of market stalls, and this really is the best opportunity for shopping here. However, since these market traders and vendors are here to sell their wares to tourists, you can expect inflated prices. Therefore, some haggling is quite essential, and often quite enjoyable.

Where to Shop

For serious shopping away from the Borobudur Temple, Magelang is the nearby city and offers a very reasonable choice of stores, which line the Jalan Pemuda and surround the centrally located Alun Alun town square. Look out for the department stores of Gardena and Matahari. Alternatively, head to Yogyakarta and pay a visit to the trendy shopping malls and stores lining the Malioboro promenade.

Within easy reach of Borobudur, the main shopping centres in Yogyakarta include the Malioboro Mall on the Jalan Malioboro, the Galleria Mall on the Jalan Jendral Sudirman, and the Plaza Ambarrukmo (Amplaz) on the Jalan Laksda Adisucipto.