BorobudurThe world class cultural heritage - UNESCO
Located in 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta, Borobudur is as one of the seven wonders in teh world. The temple was built on 9th century. It consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. The temple decorated by 2.672 reliefs pannels and 504 Buddha statues.
Borobudur is one of the buddhist temples complex with Mendut and Pawon. Waisak is the principal ceremony in Buddhism. it held on May during the full moon. The buddhists will start from Mendut to make Puja in front of Buddha Awalokiteswara statue then continue walk to Pawon temple and end to Borobudur temple.
Borobudur is a Mandala, a way to reach Nirwana, world emptiness, no suffering. by your Guide, You will learn bouddhism through the relief carved on the wall and the 504 Bouddha statue in the niche.
When Visiting Borobudur and arriving on the last terrace of the temple You will feel a sensation. Start from six concentric square terraces, than go up to three circular platforms and arriving at the top, a monumental stupa where you can wacth 360 degree of the nature beauty in around of the temple. From the top of the temple, you can discover a beautiful scenery of Menoreh Mountain. The best time to take a picture in Borobudur is early in the morning or afternoon on sunset.
To know the story of Buddha, you have to read the relief from left to right or we call it Pradaksina. The story is about Prince Sidharta who has almost everything in life, money, family, woman, everything. One day, he went out of his palace and meet 4 most important encounter in his life. And he became to realize that to be free from the life he must empty himself from desire and emotion. The philosophy touches people around the world as it could bring peace.
From Buddha’s statues in the niche and in stupa with different hand position you will discover the 6 hand positions teach us the Buddhist philosophy like we have to meditate to find the inner peace, do charity, and be enlightened to reach Nirvana.
After the visit of temple you can continue some activities that you can do around the site : Cycling in the village, Hiking through the village and beautifull rice paddy terracering to see how local life and interact with them, visiting ceramic workshop, fabrication of tofu, rafting, etc
Operation hour :
Borobudur open every Tuesday – Sunday from 08.30 – 15.30. Reservation is very recommended to make sur You can enter into the temple. Quota is 1.200 tourists everyday.
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