Java: Borobudur Temple... - Secret World

Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Lara Kipling


Borobudur Temple Compounds is a famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries,located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s.