Tuesday, June 14, 2011

INDONESIA ~Java-Temple of Borobudur-UNESCO~

Got this fantastic and impressive view from my friend Benny who is there on holiday!The Borodudur Temple is a UNESCO WHS since 1991.

Borobudur: Pathway to Enlightenment
On the island of Java stands a mountain of a thousand statues...

The temple was buried under volcanic ash and overgrown with vegetation for centuries... It was rediscovered in 1814 thanks to Thomas Stamford Raffles, the British Lieutenant-Governor of Java. The Borobudur temple was fully unearthed in 1835.
With nice stamps too!

Borobudur is a 9thC Mahayara Budhist monument built by Syalendra Dynasty in Magelay, Central Java. It was built to honour the glory of both the Buddha and its founder. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circulair platforms, and is decorated with 2.672 relief panels and 500 Budha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platforms is surrounded by 72 Budha statues seated inside perforated Stupa.

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