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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.
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.
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
Date visited: November 28, 2008