Borobudur

Yorgykarta – Borobudur

So we went to Borobudur…for the sunrise..Getting up really early 3am, renting a scooter and heading 45min to Borobudur…to catch the sunrise…

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Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of 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 each of which is seated inside a perforated stupa. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

Borobudur is such a magical place…with these uncommon relief panels…felt so unreal.

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and in the back there is basically the beginning of the jungle…

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The temple itself was completely restored…since it was severely damaged over the last 1200 year due to several earthquakes, human violation  and disintegration…

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catching the magic…

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besides the temple there was a small museum with a big Buddha..

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next up…Prambanan

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