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Highlights of Borobudur Temple

This awe inspiring monument is truly a marvel, and here is why

504 Buddha statues that express 6 different mudras (hand positions)

2,672 Relief panels
  • Borobudur Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Declared as "The Single Largest Buddhist Temple in the world" by Guinness World Records.
Borobudur Temple carved volcanic rocks

2 Million intricately carved volcanic rocks assembled using a complex interlocking technique without the use of cement or mortar.
  • Built between the 8th and 9th century. 400 years older than the European Cathedrals. 300 years older than Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

The whole monument itself resembles a giant stupa, yet seen from above it perfectly illustrates a mandala, simultaneously representing the Buddhist cosmology and the nature of mind.
  • Borobudur Temple is an exceptional reflection of a blending of the very central idea of indigenous ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana.
  • The vertical division of Borobudur Temple into base, body, and superstructure perfectly accords with the conception of the Universe in Buddhist cosmology.
  • The temple's design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian.