Saturday, July 01, 2006

Borobudur

Located 42 kms. west of Yogyakarta, on the island of Java in Indonesia, Borobudur is one of the most magnificent Buddhist shrines in the world. Built at the end of the 9th century by the Hindu kings of the Sailendra dynasty, the grandeur of Borobudur was re-discovered by an Englishman, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, in 1815. This is a unique and magnificent monument, which has been restored by the Indonesian government and UNESCO.

A tour of Borobudur based on the photographs of Jacques-Edouard Berger is available here.

2 comments:

Lucian D.Cismigiu said...

Superb, beautiful and inspiring.


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