Borobudur sunrise from Punthuk Setumbu
There is an unusual place to enjoy the beauty of Borobudur sunrise, one of them is “Punthuk Setumbu”, from this place you can see the splendor of Borobudur temple in the moment of the sun rises behind Mt. Merbabu, the scenery is very spectacular, from a distance Borobudur temple look like shrouded in mist makes it look so mystical.
Punthuk Setumbu is a hill with an altitude of approximately 400 masl, before becoming popular as the location of sunrise Borobudur, this hill area was a farming land of local peoples, unexpectedly after a photographer publish a picture of Borobudur temple sunrise from Punthuk Setumbu, this attracts tourists to enjoy the sensation of enjoying sunrise from this place.
To be able to enjoy the sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu, you must arrive at least before 05:00 am, after trekking for approximately 15 minutes, there is a gazebo, from where tourists can enjoy the splendor of Borobudur temple at sunrise.
For tourists and photographers who want to capture the sunrise from Punthuk Setumbu, then the best time to come to this place is during the dry season, it is from June to August. Within these months the sun can be clearly visible without. Also, the track path to the hill is not muddy like during the rainy season. Meanwhile, if you want to photograph Borobudur temple covered with fog, you can come to this place at any time.