Borobudur: World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

Date: April / 23 / 2012 + Comments: 0

Borobudur Temple

This shot was taken on the 2009 Vesakh Ceremony.

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.

Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region. [Source: Wikipedia]

Architectural style: stupa and candi
Country: Indonesia
Completed: c. AD 825

Photo by Jessy Eykendorp

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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