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.
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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