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Borobudur Temple, Magelang

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A World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist shrine in the world, Borobudur Temple features nine stacked, six square, and three circular platforms, crowned by an impressive central dome. Erected in the 9th century from over two million stone blocks, this temple features over 2,600 relief panels and more than 500 Buddha statues. The central dome alone contains 72 Buddha figures arranged around a stupa, a mound-like structure designed as a place of prayer and meditation. Begin your tour at the eastern entrance and proceed clockwise, a traditional way to move inside Buddhist monuments. Admission into the shrine also allows you to enter the nearby archeological museum, displaying thousands of photographs and carvings. Make Borobudur Temple a centerpiece of your Magelang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Magelang holiday planner.
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  • Well it really is a wonderful place full of surprises. The architecture is amazing. The history of how they built this amazing work of art is awesome. I would compare it with perfect Lego pieces one....  more »
  • The structure of temple is really special and rare. It made me always thinking about the religional meaning of reliefs,pagodas and Buddha figures during the tour.I strongly recommend to visit the...  more »
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  • In Borobudur Temple you can see relics of the past that hold a lot of history and mystery,You can learn it too.There are many facilities there such as tour guides, trains, traditional craft shops, riding a horse, facilities for foreign tourists, lots of miniatures and explanations that can add to our knowledge even though we don't hire a guide.I feel this place is special because the building holds a lot of mysteries and deep history. And also Borobudur Temple is one of the 7 wonders of the world.Borobudur temple is a very educational and fun place.I really recommend this place to many people out there because you can get a lot of things from this place, especially those who like history.
  • Borobudur was constructed between about 778 and 850 CE. It was buried under volcanic ash from about 1000 and was discovered  in 1814. This temple is one of the most impressive monuments ever created by humans. Each of the monument’s three main levels represents a stage on the way to the bodhisattva ideal of enlightenment; symbolizing this spiritual journey, a pilgrim begins at the eastern stairway and walks clockwise around each of the monument’s nine levels before reaching the top. Must visit once.

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