Buddha at Candi Borobudur

Candi Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. There are many interesting facts about this Candi or temple. One of them is that the temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome at the very top level. It was believed that pilgrims who came here will follow the guided routes to ascend to the top to reach the highest order of their pilgrimage.

The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. Form that numbers, the dome on the top is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues. Each of them seated inside a perforated Stupa. Sadly some of these statues have been damaged. You are not allowed to put your hands into the Stupa to touch the statue. This is to prevent from damaging it further. The temple was heavily affected by the eruption of the Mount Merapi in 2010 and it was restored after that. This temple is so unique that no exact proven facts exist on when, how and why it was built.

If you are a fan of ancient architecture or you just admire something so majestic and beautiful, this Candi Borobudur is a must visit at least once in your lifetime. It will be worth your trip. Planned your visit to be on weekdays as during the weekend, a lot of visitors will be going there. Although even during the weekdays, the number of tourist also very high but it will be less than the weekend.

Make sure your belongings are secured safely and be careful with the souvenir sellers there, they will do anything to sell something to you. Although sometime you will get a very good bargain if they’re desperate to sell them.

One of the Buddha statues at Candi Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia


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