Java, The Borobudur
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In January 2012 I was on Java, Indonesia.
Really enjoyed my visit there a lot. I loved the people, they were kind and helpful! I traveled from Jakarta to the other end of the island to go to Bali!
A temple you can not miss to visit is ofcourse the Borobudur.
I loved my visit there, walking through the stupas!!
The Great Borobudur
To see the Borobudur on the end of the road rising up high, it’s impressive! It is much higher than I expected. Well, it is build with 9 platforms, each with several Buddha statues.
The Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, in Central Java. It is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
There are 72 Buddha statues in total on the Borobudur.
Many of those statues are inside the stupas. They say that it brings luck to you when you touch the Buddha inside the stupa. So that is what I did ofcourse. That year was my best year ever, vacation-wise, that is. I was 11 weeks travelling that year, so I was very happy and lucky!! 🙂
I just walked around and around. There are so many people on the Borobudur you can hardly make a picture without any people on it. I just managed to make one without, it is my greatest picture of the whole holiday.
Seeing the world over Buddha’s shoulder.
The area is surrounded with jungle.
But there is also another temple to visit there, it’s called Prambanan. A part of this trip was also to visit that one ofcourse. Also a great building. It is a 9th century Hindu temple, the largest one of Indonesia and one of the biggest in South East Asia. The main tower of the temple is 47 metres high.