Borobudur temple ~ A holiday


















Yup, it is now a must to wear the Batik Sarong before entering the temple! It is provided, free to be borrowed.

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated Stupa.

The monument is both a shrine to Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circling the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kamadhatu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey, the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades.

Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument.




Outfit here: top by Exit, pants by Body & Soul, flip flop by Ipanema, bag by Guess, sunglasses by Roxy, sarong was lent by the Borobudur site govern.

Pictures posted in this particular blog were taken by me (sepatuholig) and for the sole purpose of "sharing my memories" with family and friends and not indented for distribution / downloaded or public use without my written permission.

9 comments:

  1. I heard about this in the tv show Pekin Express and I think it's an amazing place! The pictures are stunning.

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    - Laura
    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

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  3. thank you all, it is a nice place and a great holiday...
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow great post!!! beautiful photos!!!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  5. wow, 504 Buddha statues!! its crazy what people can accomplish, like this beautiful Buddha temple! Amazing pictures by the way. one day i would love to make a trip to this temple.

    Arruda
    http://positivesnaps.blogspot.com/

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    1. yes, you should! it is a fantastic place..

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  6. Hey, I've been there too.
    Seriously, it's so beautiful over there. Nice view from the top of the temple. Tried to touch the feet of a Boeddha because that brings luck but my arms aren't long enough.. =c

    Nice photo's, it directly brought me back there.

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    1. I am glad it brings back beautiful memories for you... Itis a fantastic place, isn't it.

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