As bells chime softly you wander slowly through a temple complex. It’s early, the sun rising evocatively, the whispers of a new day flicking through one of Indonesia’s most important places. You’re in Borobudur, but soon afterwards you will be exploring more of Yogyakarta.
Like Gereja Ayam, a church shaped like a chicken, atop a steep forested path. Then the Water Temple, hidden among a neighbourhood of criss-crossed small streets and hills.
And don’t forget Prambanan, a temple that more than deserves its comparisons to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, a unique look at Hindu art and culture on a day so full of heritage and history.