Travel Tuesday: Borobudur

Here’s today’s pic, Borobudur.  Yet another place in SouthEast Asia, I failed to visit.

BorobudurLocated on the Indonesian island of Java, 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Yogyakarta, the Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The temple was built over a period of some 75 years in the 8th and 9th centuries by the kingdom of Sailendra, out of an estimated 2 million blocks of stone. The Borobodur can be divided into three groups: base, body, and top, which resembles the three major division of a human body. The base is a 123×123 meters (403.5×403.5 feet) square in size and 4 meters (13 feet) high of walls. The total surface area is approximately 2,500 m2. The body is composed of 5 square platforms each with diminishing heights. The top is a monumental stupa with a main dome at the center. The dome has a height of 35 meters (115 feet) from the ground level.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

 

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