"Borobudor" Yogyakarta Things to Do Tip by catkin

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  Magnificent Borobodur
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Situated about 24 miles from Yogya, Borobudor is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It was constructed between AD 770 and AD 830 and remained undiscovered for centuries. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, when informed of its existence in 1814 despatched some 200 men to uncover what was left.
Restoration was started in 1907 but it was 76 years before the task was finally completed.
Begin the tour at the east gate and procede in an anti clockwise direction up each level. The levels signify the transition from the world of desires to nirvana, the ultimate perfection.
It is a fascinating place and in my opinion one of the wonders of the world.

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  • Written Jan 3, 2004
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