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. 

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. 

 

A Celebration of Ancient Wisdom

Running from 19-22 October 2021, Amanjiwo is pleased to invite both guests and non-residents to join a range of curated experiences, honouring the ancient wisdom of Java. Through fascinating spiritual wellness sessions and inspiring lectures on the region’s history, the celebrations hope to immerse those who attend in region’s culture, resulting in a true connection between oneself and the resort’s incredibly peaceful surroundings.

Events range from insights into the history of Shiva Buddha Tantra, to a ‘Pradakshina’ ceremony led by a monk next to the world’s largest and most spiritually resonant Buddhist monument, Borobudur with guests able to take part in one of the activities or join the entire three-day itinerary.

Rupadhatu Art Exhibition

Inspired by the majestic Borobudur temple, just a stone’s throw away, Amanjiwo presents Rupadhatu, a new art exhibition running from from 3 July – 3 September 2021. 

In curating the exhibition, Amanjiwo has collaborated with renowned artists Wawan Geni and Yasumi Ishii to showcase the concept of Rupadhatu. Rupadhatu is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘form realm’ and describes a world above planet earth. Throughout the exhibition, guests are invited to enter different worlds through the stunning art on display at Amanjiwo.

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