Remarkable Indonesia: Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur is a natural wonder located in Central Java, Indonesia. This gigantic and marvellous temple was built in the 9th century during the reign of Sailendra Dynasty. Designed with Javanese Buddhist architecture, it is recognised as the biggest Buddhist temple in the world.

This amazing temple is full with decoration of more than 2600 reliefs and more than 500 Buddha statues. The area of Borobudur temple covers a total size of around 2,500 metre square. In this temple, people can explore the concept of Buddhism.

This temple has been inscribed as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Indonesia since 1991. UNESCO describes that Borobudur displays a universal value and unique ideas related to Buddhism, including the law of karma, nirvana and other significant concepts.

For so many years, Borobudur temple has been one of the most visited destinations in Indonesia. However, not only for tourism, this great Buddhist monument has also been a sacred place for Buddhists to do pilgrimage and a place for Buddhist to gather yearly to celebrate Vesak Day.

In Indonesian, Borobudur Temple is named Candi Borobudur. The word Candi refers to Indonesian Hindu-Buddhist temple during the Hinduism and Buddhism period in Indonesia.

Would you love to visit Borobudur temple? This surely will be an unforgettable experience and journey to one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world.

“Do you know that Borobudur is UNESCO’s world heritage site? Visit this majestic temple to discover a different world totally made in Indonesia” (Photo by Simone Sapia) (Creative Writing: D. Wihardja)
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