BOROBUDUR

WORLD'S LARGEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest buddhist temple, and one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Built during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, it was designed in Javanese Buddhist architecture, which blends the Indonesian indigenous cult of ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana

It is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world

The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.

The monument guides pilgrims through an extensive system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades. Borobudur has the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world

The monument consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa

Borobudur contains approximately 2,670 individual bas reliefs (1,460 narrative and 1,212 decorative panels), which cover the façades and balustrades.

"BOROBUDUR, A TRUE MARVEL OF CIVILIZATION"

AKHYARI HANANTO

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