Borobudur Temple is a famous Buddhist temple located in central Java dating from the 8th and 9th centuries. The Borobudur means "the stupa on the hill." The temple can be divided into three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s. There is a museum on the north side of the Great Stupa that elaborates more on the background of the temple.
1.If you are planning to watch sunrise or sunset from Borobudur, you need to buy a tour package ticket from Manohara Hotel which is near the scenic area, and staff will bring you to tour the temple, and the package also includes breakfast or afternoon tea,2. 3.5km due east of Borobudur is Mendut Temple, and it is worth a visit. You can self-drive or by public buses to get there.
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Borobudur is a 7th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple.
The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.
The best way to explore this site is on foot. As you climb to the top of this magnificent temple, you will marvel at the intricately detailed stone carvings displayed on its walls. While you visit this enormous temple, make sure to learn about its history and importance, which are captured on its many reliefs.
Borobudur Temple is located in Magelang, Central Java. Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist temple built in a hilly area.
Referring to the concept of Buddhist cosmology, Borobudur Temple is likened to Meru or the mountain that is the link between heaven and the world. This mountain stands in a location surrounded by mountains, sea, and big rivers.
With that in mind, Borobudur Temple was built at its current location, surrounded by hills, mountains, and mountains, namely Mount Merapi, Merbabu, Andong, Sumbing, Sindoro, Tidar, and the Menoreh Mountains.
In the area also flows water from major rivers, such as the Elo River, Progo, Sileng, and the ancient lake Borobudur. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the 19th century, has an area of approximately 123 x 123 meters.
The meaning of the name Borobudur is explained by many theories. Some sources believe that Borobudur originated from Bore-Budur which was probably written by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in the book History of Java Island in English grammar to refer to the village closest to the temple, namely the village of Bore.
He also suspects that the term 'Budur' is related to Buda in Javanese which means ancient. Other archaeologists think the name Budur comes from Bhudhara which means mountain.
The beauty of Borobudur and all its glory is not only intriguing for its visitors in the daytime, but there is also a growing interest to relish the temple’s grandiose at sunrise.
While the temple entrance officially opens at 6 am, sunrise hunters could be in the vicinity of the temple around 5 am to catch the stunning temple from the pitch black of dawn to the break of morning light. As the lights slowly uncover each part of the temple from the platform, the statues, stupas, and the carvings, it all turns into a breathtaking view.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta, about a one-hour drive from Yogya. Constructed around the 8th and 9th centuries in the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty, Borobudur’s charm lies in its unique architectural design. It covers an enormous area, measuring 123 x 123 meters. Around the platforms are 72 stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.
There are three museums around Borobudur to explore: Borobudur Museum, Samudraraksa Ship Museum (Museum Kapal Samudraraksa) and Museum MURI. All these museums are open until 5 pm daily.
The Borobudur Museum holds a number of archeological artifacts as well as some of the rummage of the temple such as the unfinished giant Buddha statue. Rumor has it, the statue was supposedly the inner statue of the largest stupa located at the top of the temple.
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This is amazing budist temple in Indonesia, maybe in the world. Temple is really big and large size at low mountain. I was so depressed with the size of temple. It is too big to take a picture in full size. There are many buddah stone statues, with face in detail. And can see the others which is telling buddah story. It would be for people who believe buddah.
This temple should be visited in early morning to see sun rising. I missed due to weather, but people who saw it say that it is worth to wake up in middle of sleep.
Temple is so quite and forest are so green.
Dont miss it to visit here