Online users were once again buzzing on social media when Minister Coordinator of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan set the Borobudur temple price of 750,000 Indonesian rupiah for local tourists.
According to Luhut, the price of 750,000 Indonesian rupiah applies to local tourists who want to go up to the temple grounds. Meanwhile, tourists who only enter the courtyard are charged only the regular rate, which is 50,000 rupiah, and students are charged only 5,000 rupiah if they only reach the courtyard.
Like the network users who own this account, Ammi. He spread memes about local artists and Minister Nadiem Makarim in school clothes in response to the hype surrounding the cost of admission to Borobudur.
In addition, a network user with the account name BbHyukee explained that he was asking for a discount when entering the historic site of Borobudur in Magelang.
The government, through Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, explained its reasons for raising the price of entrance tickets to Borobudur.
“We are taking this step solely to preserve the rich history and culture of the archipelago,” Luhut said on his Instagram account, quoted Monday (6/6).
Another reason, Luhut continued, is that the government has agreed to limit the quota of tourists visiting the Borobudur temple to 1,200 a day.
“So the sense of responsibility for caring for and preserving one of the historic sites of this archipelago can continue to grow in the hearts of the younger generation,” Luhut said.
In addition to setting a tariff of 750,000 Indonesian rupees for local tourists, the government is also setting a ticket price of $100 for foreign tourists who want to climb to the top of Borobudur. Foreign tourists who are only in the courtyard, however, will be charged a fee of $25.
Candi Borobudur’s entrance fee:— Helmi Sumarno (@xhelmix) June 5, 2022
Foreigner – $100
Domestic – Rp750.000
Student – Rp5000
Me going to Borobudur: pic.twitter.com/7WsbWM7dTR
Great Wall of China charge ±$37-40, Giza Pyramid ±$50, Stonehenge $21-56, Angkor Wat $37-50 for foreigners (1day pass). While Borobudur charge $100 for foreigners and $51 for locals? pic.twitter.com/qldE4HRk6e— xena (@TheXUF98) June 5, 2022