We went with the knowledge that the temple was still in renovations, but really we want to see the rice terrace more than the temple.
From the carpark area, you walk through a stretch of locals’ residences which offer nice photo opportunities themselves. There is an entrance fee (Rp. 25,000) at the start of the trail. A short walk later you reach a bend which extends your view to the curved rice terraces below. We did not encounter any other visitors or tourists at this attraction, until near the end of our walk, during our walk we met band of buffalos and a guy who trained the racing pigeons, even some of us releasing the male pigeon.
All in all, a pretty scenic place to spend 1-2 hours and escape from the hustle of the city if you don’t mind the sun.
Candi Selogriyo is a small Hindu temple, built earlier before Borobudur temple. It is located at the head of a small valley, with many terraced rice-fields on the slopes. Selogriyo is about 30 km away from Borobudur, and journey by car or motorcycle takes about one hour (each way), over paved, winding country lanes. 5 Essential Details for seeing Candi Selogriyo and being happy about it 1.
The beauty is in the journey, not the destination. The main attraction is the actual walk through the mountains and rice paddies 2. Find a reliable guide who knows the trail. It is a lovely hike in July, where the weather is cool and the heat isn’t overbearing. It takes about an hour from Borobudur to get there, so plan your time accordingly. 3. Plan to climb some steps. Maybe about 200 steps in all, as well as a 20 min steep-ish walk. There will be some mud in parts, so plan for your feet to get dirty. 4. The entire walk back and forth will take about 60-90 minutes depending on how many pictures you take and how much scenery you chew. If you interested to go there, i will help you to go there, further detail of shuttle and price is here.