Borobudur Temple

Borobudur temple is one of the buildings of the wonder in the world, which is recognized 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 the first governor of Central Java province, during the reign of the Dutch East Indies, named Sir. Thomas Stanford Raffles in 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 the existence of the temple. The temple was renovated only 80% of the total construction, as many masonries lost, stolen or taken by the colonial government during the Dutch period. Temple is in good condition and sturdy, although it was not completely 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 is located on the hill and surrounded by some mountains, like; mount Menoreh, Merbabu, Merapi, Sumbing and Sindoro, breathtaking panoramic views will be enjoyed the beauty of the scenery from the hilltop.