Category Archives: Yogyakarta

Borobudur

Borobudur 4

Borobudur is the largest Mahayana Buddhist temple in the world, built in the 9th century during the reign of  Sailendra Dinasty.  Located in Central Java, Indonesia, about an hour drive from Yogyakarta.  

Borobudur is listed as a  UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More than two thousand reliefs like these can be found on the walls of the temple.

Borobudur Reliefs

 

To find out the meaning behind these reliefs, you should take advantage of  the tour guides provided by the Borobudur Management for a small fee. 

Borobudur 3

 

Borobudur 6

 

Borobudur 7

 

 

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Ratu Boko

Kraton Ratu Boko (Ratu Boko’s Palace) stands proudly at the top of the hill, facing north toward the Prambanan Temple and Mount Merapi.  When most of the historical relics in Java are in the form of  religious temples, Ratu Boko site is believed to be a remains of a  palace.  The locals believe that the palace once belong  to King Boko, the king’s  in the Javanese folklore of  Lara Jonggrang,  but archaeologists think  it was the palace of King Sailendra of Mataram

The main entrance to the Ratu Boko Compound

The main entrance to the Ratu Boko Compound

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Prambanan Temple from Ratu Boko compound

Prambanan Temple from Ratu Boko compound

Date visited:  November 28, 2008