Borobudur Temple

Borobudur temple is one of wonders building in the world, which is recognised by UNESCO. It was built early of 8th century AD during Chailendra dynasty, named king Samarathungga. It lies in at northern foothills of Menoreh, with 265 meters height above sea level.

Borobudur temple was buried under the ground and forgotten by people for over 1000 years. Discovered by British man, who was first governor of Central Java province, during the reign of the Dutch East Indies, named Sir. Thomas Stanford Raffles in the year 1814.

Borobudur had been renovated 2 times, first started in the year 1907 to 1911 and the second renovation in 1972 to 1983. In the second renovation spent $ 25 million US dollars, collected from donators who cares about existence of temple. The temple was renovated only 80% of the total construction, as many masonry lost, stolen or taken by the colonial government during the Dutch period. Temple is in good condition and sturdy, although not completely all renovated.

At the foot of the temple, there are 4 entrances, all of it will lead to summit Stupa of Borobudur temple. There are 72 Stupas and Buddha statues each contained therein surrounding the main stupa on top, which is right in the middle. One of the Stupa has Buddha statues are believed to contain a fortune, if could touch on certain parts. The temple located on hill and surrounded by some mountains, like; Mount Menoreh, Merbabu, Merapi, Sumbing and Sindoro, breathtaking panoramic views will be enjoyed from the top.