Borobudur Temple

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

The Borobudur temple was buried under the ground and forgotten by people for over 1000 years. Discovered by a 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 temple was renovated 2 times, first started in the year 1907 to 1911 and the second renovation from 1972 to 1983. The second renovation spent $ 25 million US dollars, collected from donators who care about the existence of the temple. The temple was renovated only 80% of the total construction, as many masonries were lost, stolen, or taken by the Colonial government during the Dutch period. The temple condition is good and sturdy, although it was not completely renovated.

There are 4 entrances at the foot part and all will lead to the 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 that are believed to contain a fortune if they could touch on certain parts. The temple is located on a hill and surrounded by some mountains, like; mount Menoreh, Merbabu, Merapi, Sumbing, and Sindoro, breathtaking panoramic views will be enjoyed the beautiful scenery from the hilltop.