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5 Exciting Things to Explore During Your Workation around Borobudur


Some people think of holiday as a way of escape from the hustles of everyday work. However, there is a kind of vacation that people take to get their job done, which is called workation. It may sound like an oxymoron as it is an abbreviation of work and vacation, but most people find the activity helpful in increasing their productivity.

There are many places for you to conduct your workation in Indonesia, including the area around Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java. Its comforting and lush environment will provide a nice workspace for you and therefore, making it easier for you to finish your workload. Here are some things you can do while having a workation in and around the Borobudur Temple area.

1 | Start the Day with the Sunrise View at Manohara Borobudur

The fact that our morning defines the entire day is an undebatable one. Therefore, you can try to book a room at Manohara Borobudur, which is the one and only accommodation located within the area of Borobudur Temple. The resort is easily accessible within a few minutes walk from the great temple and has 5 Javanese contemporary-designed cottages that offer comfort and quietness for your productive moments.

When you finally check-in at the hotel, make sure to book the Borobudur Sunrise package and wake up super early the next morning. Then, you can finally begin a day by witnessing a stunning orange sunrise view from atop of Borobudur Temple. Do not worry about having your stomach empty because aside from the early entrance ticket to Borobudur temple and fancy souvenirs, the package includes breakfast as well. What a way to start a productive day, isn’t it?


Address: Komplek Taman Wisata Candi, Kw. Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java 56553
Phone: (0293) 788131

2 | Eat Local Cuisines at Amanjiwo

A great, productive day wouldn’t be complete without great food, right? When it comes to a luxurious dining experience, Amanjiwo is one of the best places for you to visit.  Here, you can find a wide range of Javanese, Indonesian, and Western dishes using the ingredients picked from nearby gardens and farms of Amanjiwo. The restaurant also offers a Makan Malam dégustation dinner menu which is updated daily.

When you arrive at the restaurant, you will be welcomed by the calming strains of the gamelan, which resonate through the colonnaded restaurant, its bar, and out onto its magnificent terrace. Enjoy your dining experience in their outdoor part and witness the views over rice fields to Borobudur and the volcano-fringed scenery. It’s like a full energy and mood recharge for a productive day that can never go wrong.


Address: Desa, Sawah, Majaksingi, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553
Phone: (0293) 788333

3 | Conduct Business Meetings in Plataran Heritage

If it’s a business trip kind of workation, then Plataran Heritage is one of the most suitable places to conduct your meetings. Situated in the middle of rice terraces of Kretek Village in Magelang, Central Java, this place offers the sensation of doing business meetings with Borobudur Temple at your doorstep and the legendary Menoreh Hills as your backdrop. Looking for post-meeting relaxation? Enter the peaceful sanctuary of Padma Spa which is located on the top floor. There are many options that can be explored here for a maximum experience of a business trip. Make the most out of it in Plataran Heritage!


Address: Dusun Kretek, Karangrejo, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java 56553
Phone: (0293) 3301888

4 | Afternoon Coffee at Pawon Luwak Coffee

If you watch the movie “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as the main actors, you will learn about the famous, one-and-only kopi luwak. This traditional coffee drink from Indonesia is made from coffee beans which are grinded by the digestive system of civet (luwak). Sounds intriguing, right?

While you’re having a workation in the area of Borobudur Temple, spare some time to sip a cup of kopi luwak at Pawon Luwak Coffee. It is located near the neighboring temple of Pawon which is north of Borobudur Temple area. Here, not only you can try the legendary kopi luwak but you can also learn the process of coffee beans from civet to serving it in a cup of coffee. Furthermore, you can directly interact with civet while sipping the kopi luwak. Have an insightful time here and your workation will be completed!


Address: Jl. Medang Kamulan, Dusun VIII, Borobudur, Kec. Borobudur, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56553
Phone: +62-818-275-797

5 | Bring Home Souvenirs from Borobudur Silver

Before going back home, don’t forget to stop by Borobudur Silver to shop for some souvenirs after finishing your workload. Consistently producing fine quality 925 silver products by traditional methods since 1989, Borobudur Silver is highly regarded for its fine silver products which guarantees customer satisfaction. Bring one home for your dearest ones and share your valuable workation experience with them!


Address: Jl. Raya Borobudur Km 2,4 Mungkid, Magelang – Indonesia
Phone: (0293)-789322


Work shouldn’t be a burden, and a trip of workation will help you ease the load and give you a breath of fresh air, which will result in an increase of productivity. Don’t believe it? Try it yourself. However, we need to give you a friendly reminder that being a responsible traveler while visiting Indonesia is a must. Kindly comply with all the rules and regulations especially the implementation of CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocol.