Here we are in Jepara on the north coast of JAVA. We made the most of the 5 hour journey stopping on the way at the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, Borobudur temple, considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. The temple is majestic, seated on a hilltop surrounded by lush green fields and distant mountains. Built in the 9th century, it’s huge measuring 123 x 123 meters and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.
We were told by the hotel concierge to touch the buddahs hand and make a wish- not so easy… there are 504 buddah statues- one only, left with hands! The buddhas are housed in are in little stupas. The only way to touch the hand- would be to have an extra extra long arm and climb ontop of the stupa and there were some very nice security guards watching…
“The architecture and stonework is outstanding , built without using any kind of cement or mortar! The structure is like a set of massive interlocking Lego blocks held together without any glue.”
The temple was rediscovered in 1815, buried under volcanic ash. In the 1970’s the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur. The restoration took eight years to complete and today Borobudur is one of Indonesia and the world’s most valuable treasures.
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