Borobudur Temple Location

Where Is Borobudur Temple Location?

Borobudur temple location draws many people’s attention, as it is one of the most well-known tourism places in the world. When it started to be claimed as UNESCO world heritage site, more and more people want to know about this temple. Here is some brief information about Borobudur temple.

1. Location and brief history

Borobudur temple located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. To be more precise, it is located approximately 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta and 86 km west of Surakarta. Borobudur took place in an elevated area with two twin volcanoes on its side. It is the Sindoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi. It is also in between two big rivers, Progo and Elo.

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Since Indonesia is a country with bold believe in myth and legend, there is also strong myth related to Borobudur. There is an area called Kedu Plain. It is believed as a sacred place and since it has high agricultural fertility, people started to name it as the garden of Java. When the restoration took place in the early 20th century, a fact founded that three Buddhist temples having by Borobudur, Pawon, as well as Mendut temple is on a straight line. People believed that there is a ritual relationship between those three temples.

Apart from that, Borobudur temple is the world’s largest Buddist temple. This temple was built in the 9th century. In that time, that place was under the rule of Sailendra Dynasty. It was built on a natural hill, not in a flat surface. It also makes this temple more wonderful. However, this temple newly restored around 1835 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Until now, many Buddhist still do pilgrimage once a year into this temple. Among all, this site is the most crowded and visited one.

2. The building structures

As Borobudur is well known for its large size, it estimated to taking 55,000 cubic meters (72,000 cu yd) of andesite stones to build the monument. The stone then cut, after that transported to the site. In forming the joints between stones, there are knobs, indentations as well as dovetails. There are nine stacked platforms on this temple. Besides, Borobudur also has six square and three circulars. The central dome comes as the top of it.

3. The reliefs on the wall

One important thing about Borobudur also lies in the unique reliefs it has along the wall. In total, there are 2,672 reliefs panel. Each of them tells a great story of the Buddha himself. It wrapped the long journey of his birth, enlightenment as well as the death. The reliefs are also become more enchanting as there are many Buddha statues along the wall. In total, there are 504 statues. For the central dome, it is specially surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each of them seated inside a pricked stupa. Taking a picture besides the reliefs or stupa is one thing you should not forget when you visit this temple.

Those are all information about Borobudur temple. We highly hope that it can give you satisfaction about the structure or the Borobudur temple location.

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