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Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Year: 9th century.

The Indian island of Java has a wonderful religious symbol. On the isterritorium is the beautiful Buddhist temple Borobudur. It was built in the beginning of the 9th century. The mythical Mount Meru served as a prototype for the temple building. The location of the temple is the high hill on whose summit and slopes the huge architectural complex is located. The temple has a very unusual step form and looks very impressive despite its age. The numerous steps of the temple are adorned with the fine stone section. Everywhere you can see the ancient statues of Buddha and the mythical beings.

Borobudur Temple, Indonesia In total there are more than 500 statues of Buddha, as well as 1 460 unique bas-reliefs in the temple. According to a legend, all the visitors of the temple who reach its peaks and touch every statue of Buddha will find eternal happiness. Every year, thousands of pilgrims are patiently studying all the steps of the building, looking at the beautiful bas-reliefs and learning the important events in the life of Buddha.

The unique temple complex has relatively recently begun to attract tourists. The admission of free access to the temple has outraged many Buddhists. In addition to the ancient temple, which is located on the territory of the extensive nature reserve, some large hotels were built, the main customers of which are the curious tourists and the pilgrims. In 2006, Borobudur Temple was under threat of full destruction, when the island was shaken by the powerful earthquake. Fortunately for millions of Buddhists and the expert in ancient architecture, the element has passed the temple astonishingly. Next - Las Lajas Sanctuary


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Nearest airports:
 »  Adisucipto Airport JOG - in 32 km
 »  Adisumarmo Airport SOC - in 60 km
 »  Achmad Yani International Airport SRG - in 72 km
 »  Juanda Airport SUB - in 286 km
 »  Husein Sastranegara Airport BDO - in 299 km
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Villa Borobudur

Located in 0 km from Borobudur Temple
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Rooms: 5
Rooms are housed in a spacious Joglo (traditional house), featuring artwork and antique furnishings from Central Java. All rooms have a flat-screen … More: photo, rates and booking
Plataran Borobudur

Located in 1 km from Borobudur Temple
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Rooms: 6
Plataran is approximately a 60-minute drive from Malioboro Street and Prambanan Temple. Jogjakarta International Airport is under an hour's ride … More: photo, rates and booking
Omah Garengpoeng Guest House

Located in 2 km from Borobudur Temple
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Rooms: 7
Rooms come with private bathrooms fitted with shower facilities. Omah Garengpoeng Guest House is 5 minutes' drive from Pawon Temple and is 10 … More: photo, rates and booking
Grand Artos Aerowisata Hotel & Convention

Located in 11 km from Borobudur Temple
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Rooms: 191
Grand Artos Aerowisata Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Borobudur Temple and a 10-minute drive from Kyai Langgeng Recreational Park. Ketep Pass hills … More: photo, rates and booking

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