Jokowi shoots down plan to increase Borobudur tariff

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Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple. (Source: kemdikbud.go.id)

Jakarta, IO – President Joko Widodo rejects the discourse to increase the tariff to climb up the top of Borobudur Temple by Rp750,000, revealed by Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono after a limited meeting chaired by the President on Tuesday (14/6). Basuki said the tariff will remain at Rp50,000, and Rp5,000 for students.

“Has Mr. Luhut announced it? The President has given his decision, but it will be in Mr. Luhut’s authority to announce it. Basically, there is no increase in tariffs,” Basuki was quoted as saying by detik, Wednesday (15/6).

Although it was canceled, Basuki said the government will implement new rules for those wishing to climb to the peak of Borobudur Temple, namely by limiting the quota and mandating the use of tour guide. Visitors must also wear a special sandal.

“The quota will be restricted, visitors must be accompanied by tour guide and wear special footwear to prevent damage to the structure,” said Basuki. The quota will be limited to 1,200 visitors per day. Tourists must also register online.