- Dec 17, 2021
Luhut Limits Daily Visitors to Borobudur Temple to 1,200
Minister Luhut announced his decision to limit the number of tourists visiting Borobudur Temple, Central Java, to 1,200 per day.
Quite drastic (proposed) increase in Borobudur entrance fees;
- Foreigners: USD 100
- Locals: IDR 750k
- Local students IDR 5000
- Limited to 1200 visitors per day
Possible additional costs: Mandatory guide and mandatory local transport by Electrical Vehicle. Disneyland prices to visit a 100meter x 100meter temple...
If this shakedown concept catches on maybe hikes are coming in Bali as well. Just by checking a few "tourist attractions" on google, appears that post-covid entrance fees to some popular temples are up >50%....
Could be part of the plan as minister (behind the Borobudur entrance fees) also proposed in 2021 a ban of low spending backpackers to Bali post covid. Protests erupted and plan was backtracked: https://coconuts.co/bali/news/no-ba...nts-clean-bali-when-foreign-tourism-restarts/