"Under Contruction - Raffles' Other Discovery" Top 5 Page for this destination Borobudur by bpacker

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Older than Angkor by 300 years

While most travellers dream of seeing the Pyramids of Giza, I dreamt of seeing a lesser-known Asian Pyramid-like structure. The ancient Buddhist temple of Borobodur in Java to be exact. So ancient was the temple that it preceded Angkor Wat by least 300 years. And to top it off, Borobudur was re-discovered by the founder of Singapore. Yes, Sir Stamford Raffles, no less. So to pay tribute to the founder of my country and to fulfill my dream, I journeyed to this place. Though this place was smaller than Angkor Wat, it was rich in details and the ambience was better if not more mystical. The whole place was shrouded with mist, cacooned with lush green trees and overlooked by an active volcano bubbling in the distance. I absorbed all of this and was happy.

  • Last visit to Borobudur: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 12, 2006
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  • blacksnail's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2009 at 3:29 AM

    excellent write up on borobodor..

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 8:46 PM

    Great page as normal Glen! Good luck in HK, think of it as a new base from which to explore!

  • MikeySoft's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 8:07 AM

    Borobudur was beautiful at sunrise. I don't remember taking a tour, just getting there on my own but the ticket included a short tour. There were very little people in the early morning, later it was very crowded. This was about 10 years ago.

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2006 at 12:28 PM

    Such a wonderful and beautiful place, thanks for your sharing, greetzzz RoyJava

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2006 at 9:55 PM

    Borobudur looks really impressive! Hope to go there one day, and will defenitly go ther early in the morning then.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 8:32 PM

    I loved your Borobodur page...it is worth the wait! I would love to go there myself....soon...very soon ;0)

  • umashanker's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2006 at 1:02 AM

    The Borobudur Ship catch is great.Very good page glen.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 6:18 AM

    What a fantastic shot the temple of Borobodur at sunrise! Wow! Great travel info. Thanks.

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2006 at 9:16 AM

    LOL Ken, too bad, there is only Bintang here, no sainted san miguel;p

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2006 at 5:47 AM

    That Sir Raffles guy was OK, Glen... I will have to rank him right up there with with the sainted San Miguel... (I really want to visit here soon... )


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