The Jakarta Post
Visitors enjoy the sunset at Ratu Boko temple in Yogyakarta on December 29, 2017. (JP/R Berto Wedhatama)
Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples in Yogyakarta reopened to tourists on Wednesday under COVID-19 health protocols.
The 9th century Prambanan temple, for instance, limits the number of visitors to 20 percent of normal capacity, or around 1,500 people per day. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time.
Visitors to both temples are prohibited from bringing food, with the exception of baby food. Meals can be purchased in certain areas, while hand-washing facilities, a clinic and ambulances are provided for emergencies.
Children and pregnant women are allowed to enter as long as they wear a face mask, maintain physical distancing and wash their hands with soap during the visit.
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Edi noted that some visitors were still unaware of the health protocols upon arrival.
The administration, COVID-19 special task force and an internal unit from PT TWC will observe the first week of the reopening for evaluation.
According to PT TWC’s e-ticketing page, the entrance fee to Prambanan temple starts from Rp 50,000 (US$3.47) for domestic tourists and US$25 for foreign tourists. For Ratu Boko temple, the fee starts from Rp 40,000 for domestic tourists and $25 for foreign tourists.
At Prambanan temple, visitors can expect to see three major temples built for three Gods in Hindu belief: Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, alongside other temples worth exploring.
Said to be built in the 8th century, Ratu Boko temple is located in a 25-hectare area. It consists of a stone main gate, a fortress, moat, living quarters for princesses, meditation caves and a cremation chamber. (wir/wng)
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