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Temple of enlightenment

Only after you make your way thru the vendors and touts, that follow you all the way to the steps of the temple, do you finally set eyes on this feat of stone. Then you realize that you are looking at one of the wonders of the world.
Construction of Borobudur was said to have taken 75 years to complete.
It consists of 1,500 reliefs and 500 statues of the Buddha. There are 72 meditating Buddha inside the bell-shaped stupas on the top terrace.
The temple is made of grey andesite,a volcanic rock which was mined from the river beds.

Buddha in Stupa

This stupa is broken so you can see very plainly the meditating Bubbha sitting inside.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A truely must see
  • Cons:Touts
  • In a nutshell:Worth the extra effort to get there.
  • Last visit to Borobudur: Oct 2001
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2005
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Nice page kay!

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Borobudur is an amazing piece of architecture--those steps would demand strong legs! The view at the top was pretty. Too bad there wasn't a 'secret' way to get up and down without being seen. I think visitors must provide a large part of their income.

  • SPOORINDO_tours's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2008 at 9:43 AM

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  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 4:27 AM

    We're hoping to visit here in May as a side trip from Bali. Busy checking out hotels etc.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    Lost worlds intrigue me - Borobudur's the closest to where I live but I've never been. Your page and photos inspire me to fix that. leyle

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 8:19 AM

    brough back some memories. i visted quite some years ago, soon after a minor incident there when a bomb was placed in one the small stupas

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2007 at 12:45 AM

    Fascinating and mysterious place. I have to remember that strange name: Borobudur :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2006 at 5:25 AM

    Found the Stupas intriguing. Also loved the amazing reliefs and the fact that they survived all these centuries in such good shape - a tribute to their excellent craftmanship.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 3:41 PM

    Back after a year and still think that Borobudur is, amazing. So lucky that they found the bad foundation. Hotel looks marvelous;Tourist trap tip was excellent. Loved the up close photographs.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 2:56 PM

    Excellent reminders of a place I still rate in my 'top ten'! Thanks! Blu

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