Like Komodo Island, Borobudur is also a to-do-list for those who are going to visit Indonesia. Located in Magelang, Central Java, this majestic Buddhist temple has attracted so many tourists from all over the world to come and enjoy its spectacular architecture and atmosphere around the place.
The temple construction dated back in the 9th century and it was designed with Javanese Buddhist architectural style. Everyone recognizes Borobudur as the largest Buddhist temple and considers it as one of the most magnificent Buddhist monuments in the world.
No matter many visitors come to the place to enjoy its presence and beauty, Borobudur itself as a temple is still used as a sacred place to do pilgrimage. Additionally, during Vesak Day every year, Buddhists in Indonesia gather in this temple to celebrate this Buddhist special day.
In Indonesian language, Borobudur Temple is also known as Candi Borobudur, as the word “candi” means Indonesian Buddhist-Hindu temple during the Hinduism and Buddhism period in Indonesia, which was from the 7th to the 15th century.
The entire area of Borobudur covers a space of around 2,500 m2 and its structure actually describes the perfect concept of Buddhism. According to UNESCO, Borobudur displays an outstanding universal value and the entire structure expresses the incredible unique ideas related to Buddhism teachings such as the law of karma, nirvana and other Buddhist stories shown by the reliefs and statues there.
In the 1970s, UNESCO helped to restore the monument. Not only stopping there, in 1991, Borobudur Temple was officially inscribed by UNESCO as one of its world heritage sites. Moreover, until the present days, this exceptionally impressive temple never ceases to amaze people who come to admire it.
Even more, it also continues to amaze people who have not been there just by looking at its photos and videos (like myself). I’m pretty sure just like me, you will notice that Borobudur is more than worthy to be put in any itinerary list of places to visit around the world.
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