Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Borobudur Temple

A Buddhist temple located at Magelang, Center Java. Established by Syailendra Clan, from Hindu Mataram Empire in 750 A.D or 300 year before the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia or 400 year before the Catholic churches in Europe. The high of this temple is about 42 meter and about 15.29 square meter, makes this temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. Decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

The Stupa

The Buddha Statue

The Javanese language called temple with Candi, candi Borobudur. The theory of the name of Borobudur is came from “Bara and Beduhur”. Bara is adopted from sanskirt language it mean temple and Beduhur is high. However, the Borobudur name recorded first from English language, by Sir Thomas Raffles, the British Ruler of Java. He was rediscovered this temple at 1814.

Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and Unesco, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

References :
Borobudur Park

See Also:
Borobudur Home Page
Borobudur's architecture

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