Borobudur Temple of Yogyakarta Central Java

Borobudur Temple of Yogyakarta Central Java

Borobudur Temple of Yogyakarta Central Java

Borobudur Temple Located in Magelang Regency, Central Java, this magnificent and beautiful temple has been recognized by local and foreign tourists as the largest Buddhist temple in the world. This Temple has an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 2500 square meters, with a length of 121.66 meters, a width of 121.38 meters and a height of 35.40 meters.

Borobudur has a historical track record of up to dozens of centuries since it was first established. This temple was once a religious monument representing the Syailendra Dynasty, abandoned due to the devastating eruption of Mount Merapi, until it was rediscovered and restored.

This temple’s building was in the Mandala style which reflects the universe in Buddhist beliefs. This Borobudur building structure is in the form of a box with four entrances and a circular center point. When viewed from the outside to the inside, it is divided into two parts, namely the natural world which is divided into three zones on the outside, and the natural Nirvana in the center.

History of Borobudur Yogyakarta, Central Java

According to historical records, the initial construction of the Borobudur Yogyakarta occurred in the 8th and 9th centuries around 800 AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty.

The construction of Borobudur Temple Yogyakarta is predicted to take tens to hundreds of years until it is completely completed during the reign of King Samaratungga in 825.

Even though it was completed, there are no historical records that explain who built this temple. The reason is, at that time Hinduism and Buddhism developed simultaneously on the island of Java.

The Syailendra dynasty was recorded as a follower of Mahayana Buddhism while around Borobudur there were also Hindu followers of the Shiva school.

A number of archaeologists suspect that the construction of the Temples underwent four renovations. Initially construction began by leveling the plains around the temples and compacting the soil with stones to form a pyramid structure.

How to reach Borobudur Magelang Cental Java?

The closest major cities to get the Borobudur by international flights are Semarang and Yogyakarta. Both cities accommodate flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, but Yogyakarta (40 km from Borobudur) is closer than Semarang (90 km).

Another closest city in Central Java to Borobudur is Magelang with a distance of 17 km, which has a direct bus route to Borobudur location.

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