The Borobudur Temple is Indonesia’s spectacular site which allows you to travel back in time to enjoy an unrivaled combination of history, culture, spiritually and natural beauty. Visitors will enjoy the astonishing experience afforded by the world’s biggest Buddhist monument which survived 1,200 years of natural and man-made disasters. Set in an unspoiled green valley surrounded by majestic mountains, a visit to Borobudur is an unforgettable experience.
Floating above the landscape of Central Java like a series of concentric circles that forms a giant mandala, Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Even though there is no written record of who built the temple first, it is believed that Borobudur Temple was built between AD 780 and 840 when the Syailendra Dynasty ruled the region. The building was abandoned for centuries and buried beneath layers of volcanic ash from Mount Merapi with only local people knew of its existence. In 1814, the British ruler of Java, Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, appointed a team led by Cornelius to investigate a hill, which, according to many local inhabitants, was the site of an ancient monument. The discovery got the Borobudur Temple worldwide attention, but it was not until 1835 that the entire area of the temple has been cleared.
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