Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Borobudur Temple is a Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, built in the 9th century. The monument comprises 504 Buddha statues and 2,672 relief panels, according to Wikipedia. Preserved through several restorations over the past centuries, Borobudur is an exceedingly popular tourist attraction that’s swamped with…
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Borobudur - Java - Indonesia
Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument near Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO…
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Though Bali receives more attention from international travelers, those in the know extend their trip to Yogyakarta (pronounced Joh-jakarta) on the island of Java. Indonesia's cultural hub has a rich history, as the birthplace of batik and home to UNESCO Heritage temples, but the thriving arts scene is what's attracting new visitors.
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