April 18, 2008

Borobudur, Java- the world's biggest Buddhist monument.

Location: Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia (7° 36′ 28.8″ S, 110° 12′ 0″ E)
Date: 22 December 1995; 10.15am
Camera: (analogue) Canon EOS 500N on negatives and scanned

Borobudur is situated about 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. It was built in the 9th century and is reputedly the largest Buddhist monument in the world. It is a nine level platform with thousands of relief panels and hundreds of Buddha statues. However the most distinguishing and recognisable image of Borobudur is perhaps the main dome located at the center of the top platform, which is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupas as in this photo.

Travelling to Borobudur is quite straightforward from Yogyakarta as there are regular transport. There are also accommodation just outside of the park where the monument is located.

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