Experiences at Amanjiwo

The world’s largest Buddhist monument lies just minutes from Amanjiwo, yet the magnificent Borobudur is only one of the region’s many attractions. Amanjiwo offers bespoke excursions and adventure experiences tailored to individual interests.

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A Unesco World Heritage site

A picturesque 25-minute walk or a short drive from Amanjiwo, Borobudur is a 9th-century marvel with 504 life-size Buddha statues and over 2,500 panels of intricate stone carvings. Born in its shadow, our guides can share the monument’s ancient secrets as dawn breaks and the sun scales distant volcanoes surrounding the Kedu Plain. Adhering to national policy, guests are only allowed to walk around the temple but not allowed to climb.

Immersion in nature

Central Java’s dramatic landscape is ideal for trekking, whether up the steep flanks of Mount Merapi or into the lush Menoreh Hills. Discover villages lost in time amid fragrant clove plantations or walk to Selogriyo, an 8th-century Hindu temple high on the slopes of Mount Sumbing. Here you can picnic with enchanting views of rice paddies.

A wealth of art & culture

Central Java is Indonesia’s cultural heartland, where art in all its forms has been celebrated for centuries. Rural villages host frequent festivals and celebrations, with gamelan music and spirited dancing, while Hindu and Buddhist temples exhibit remarkable architecture.

Treasured temples

Legend has it that 2,000 temples once graced the plains beyond Amanjiwo. Those still standing include magnificent Pawon, and Mendut, constructed around 800 AD. Time-weathered Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau date from the 7th and 8th centuries, and the ancient complex of Prambanan boasts towering Hindu temples dotted across the plain.

 

Featured event

7-10 October 2022

Celebration of Ancient Wisdom

To honour the rich heritage of Javanese healing traditions and ceremonies, Amanjiwo is delighted to present Celebration of Ancient Wisdom, a three-night self-healing retreat hosted by renowned spiritual wellness and cultural practitioners Bagjo Indrijanto, Joko Triagung, Sugeng Karyanto and the resort’s Resident Anthropologist Patrick Vanhoebrouck.

Until 30 September 2022

The Spirit Of Heritage Exhibition

In collaboration with Januri, a renowned local artist from Yogyakarta, Amanjiwo will honour the rich heritage of Central Java through a curated exhibition titled The Spirit of Heritage. The exhibition will showcase a series of paintings inspired by village life surrounding the Borobudur Temple – the world’s largest and most spiritually resonant Buddhist monument – as well as other temples that are located in the same vicinity. 

The exhibition will be open for both guests and visitors daily until 30 September 2022 with all paintings available to purchase.

Featured experiences