A total of 440,000 foreign tourists are expected to visit the Borobudur Temple in Central Java in 2011, a temple management official said.
"The number of foreign tourist arrivals at Borobudur has been quite encouraging lately despite several tragic events such as the eruptions of Mount Merapi which has now returned to its dormant state," president director of the Borobudur-Prambanan-Ratu Boko Tourism Park Purnomo Siswoprasetyo said here Friday.
The number of tourists visiting Borobudur had never decreased and leading travel agents had now included Borobudur and Prambanan tours in their itineraries, he said.
"Therefore, we are optimistic that the number of tourists visiting Borobudur will rise in the coming years," he said.
He estimated that more than 440,000 foreign tourists would visit Borobudur this year..
Various promotions will be organized to attract foreign tourists to Borobudur and surrounding areas.
The Masterpiece of Borobudur Ballet will be performed at the Borobudur temple in the near future.