Travel to Borobudur Temple, Beautiful Budhist Temple
March 11, 2009 Leave a comment
Borobudur, Hindu-Buddhist temple, near Magelang in Central Java Province on the island of Java in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century under the Sailendra dynasty of Java, it was abandoned in the 11th century and partially excavated by archaeologists in the early 20th century. Gunadarma, the architect made the design of Borobudur as the biggest Budhist Temple in the world. The Borobudur, built long time and last long.
Influenced by the Gupta architecture of India, the temple is constructed on a hill 46 m (150 ft) high and consists of eight steplike stone terraces, one on top of the other. The first five terraces are square and surrounded by walls adorned with Buddhist sculpture in bas-relief; the upper three are circular, each with a circle of bell-shaped stupas (Buddhist shrines). The entire edifice is crowned by a large stupa at the center of the top circle. The way to the summit extends through some 4.8 km (some 3 mi) of passages and stairways. The design of Borobudur, a temple-mountain symbolizing the structure of the universe, influenced temples built at Angkor, Cambodia. Borobudur was rededicated as an Indonesian national monument in 1983 following extensive reclamation, aided by the United Nations.
If we want to visit Borobudur Temple, its only need two hours by car from Adisucipto Airport in Yogyakarta. There are many accomodation provide around the temple and very cheap.
Borobudur is incredible. Situated in the mountainous jungles about 50 km outside of Yogyakarta is one of the most impressive and the biggest Buddhist temples ever constructed. What makes it so impressive? The size? The setting? The fact that every stone was transported 90 km from volcanic rock in the 17th century?