The heavy rain that fell the night before (that made the Vesak ceremony a bit chaotic) and fatigue made Ranz and me cancel our plan to ride uphill Punthuk Setumbu again to enjoy the spectacular scene of the sunrise. Our main reason was very clear: we were lazy to wake up early and climbed uphill by bike while the weather was still cool and sleepy eyes. LOL.
|in front of the board name TAMAN WISATA CANDI BOROBUDUR|
|Ranz greeted Stephan without realizing that he was a foreigner :)|
|three of us at Mendut temple, photo taken by one security guard|
|continuing our trip|
From Mendut temple, Ranz and I accompanied Stephan to look for the location of Ngawen temple located in Ngawen village, Muntilan, around 6 kilometers from Borobudur temple. Honestly, we never heard about Ngawen temple yet, we knew it from the map brought by Stephan. In fact, it was not that easy to find the location of the temple, we had to ask some villagers several times till we arrived there. Fortunately Ranz and I always love visiting temples so we were just happy to look for Ngawen temple’s location.
|the only complete building of Ngawen temple|
|the sewage, the water is from below the temple|
|Stephan enjoyed eating Indonesian cuisine|
|both Stephan and me in front of the food stall|
|entering a bridge connecting Muntilan (one small town between Magelang and Jogja)|
|Stephan in action while stopping at one traffic light|
|arriving at Pak Jo's house|
*This article was translated so that the story could be read by Stephan and his family members/friends.
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