The Jakarta Post
The Buddhist temple of Borobudur in Magelang, Central Java. (Shutterstock/NaughtyNut)
Four new entry points are reportedly being prepped for travelers visiting the Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java.
The four points will be located at Semarang's Blondo junction, Yogyakarta's Palbapang, Kulon Progo's Klangon and Magelang's Kembanglimus village.
All points will feature iconic symbols found in Borobudur reliefs, such as the kalpataru tree, lions, elephants and the Samudraraksa vessel.
“The icons will be three-dimensional statues and made from metal to make them weather-resistant,” Singgih Dwiatma Raharja, head of the Central Java Facility Agency Team of the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, told kompas.com on Tuesday.
He added that the entry points were expected to give directions for travelers going to the temple. They would also be equipped with facilities such as toilets, souvenir centers and restaurants.
“We hope [tourism] at the temple will also boost the economy in the surrounding areas,” said Singgih.
The construction project is estimated to cost Rp 118 billion (US$ 8.6 million) and is planned to start in the middle of the year. (gis/wng)
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