Borobudur Temple


Wonder of the World: Borobudur

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Borobudur is the name of a Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. The location of the temple is approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple was founded by the Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD during the early reign of the Sailendra dynasty.

 

Borobudur temple is the grandest temple that fall into one of the Seven Wonders tablets category. do not be surprised if the Borobudur temple visited by millions of tourists every month. It is said that if you can touch one's nose at effigies of our request will be granted. Buddhist monument Borobudur is the grandest and biggest stupa complex in the world that is recognized by UNESCO. Borobudur Temple building as a whole will be a gallery of the masterpieces of stone carvers.

 

Long before Angkor Wat in Cambodia stands and the great cathedrals in Europe, Borobudur has stood proudly in the land of Java. Building called UNESCO as monuments and stupas grandest and most complex in the world visited by pilgrims in the middle of the 9th century until the early 11th century.

 

Buddhists who want to get enlightenment flocked from India, Cambodia, Tibet, and China. Not only magnificent and large, filled with sculptured walls of Borobudur Temple 2672 relief panels which if arranged in rows will reach a length of 6 km! It is touted as an ensemble of Buddhist reliefs of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, unsurpassed in artistic value.

 

 

Author: Pieter Djatmiko

photo source: shedexpedition.com

 

Published: iulie 2014
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