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Silhouetted at dawn, Unesco-listed Borobudur rests on the Kedu Plain in Central Java, with Mount Merapi smouldering on the horizon behind. Named ‘peaceful soul’ for the tranquillity, privacy and beauty of its setting, Amanjiwo claims this mesmerising view from its raised position at the foot of the Menoreh Hills, offering those wishing to celebrate a special occasion the most spectacular backdrop imaginable.
Set in Indonesia’s cultural heartland, Amanjiwo has a Nirvana-like serenity and offers a plethora of options when it comes to hosting a private celebration. Invite guests to experience sunrise atop 8th-century Borobudur, then savour an elegant group picnic breakfast in a pine forest. At dusk, savour exquisite Javanese cuisine in any number of venues, as local performers demonstrate the region’s cultural arts with dances such as the Tari Gambyong to spread joy among guests as radiant as that of Borobudur’s enigmatic Buddhas.
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With spectacular views over emerald rice fields towards Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist sanctuary, a wedding at Amanjiwo is a visually showstopping and deeply spiritual experience Prepare for the big event with a traditional purifying and energising Tolak Balak session the day before. Exchange vows beneath the majestic rotunda with volcanoes on the horizon, or for a more intimate experience, choose the Dalem Jiwo Suite, with its private pool surrounded by rice paddies and own rotunda that can double as a stage, dance floor or lounging area. Following the Javanese tradition, the wedding feast starts with a blessing and the presentation of offerings to the bridal couple such as Gunungan (Holy Rice Mountain) and other customary Javanese delicacies.
Whether celebrating an engagement, a birthday, an anniversary or any other personal milestone, Amanjiwo’s experienced team will ensure that every detail is taken care of with seamless precision. Group private dining can be enjoyed in Amanjiwo’s suites which lie in two crescents below the central rotunda (most with private swimming pools and all offering views of Borobudur) or alongside the magnificent main swimming pool, where children can enjoy rides on colourfully bedecked and feathered ponies across the resort’s lawns. Alternatively, choose one of the many terraces around the central rotunda for a cocktail party or open-air banquet – ideal for larger groups.
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