Borobudur: The World’s Largest Buddhist Temple

This is the largest Buddhist temple in the world that stands like a giant puzzle. Composed of 2 million blocks of volcanic stone, sculpted in such a way so as to interlock with each other. Borobudur temple-like building the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt Gizeh, the difference, Borobudur ha staircase pattern. Borobodur temple is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Built during King Samaratungga of Wangsa dynasty in 824. Borobudur was built 300 years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and 400 years before the great cathedrals of Europe. Borobudur has an area of 123×123 m² with 504 Buddha statues, stupas overlay 72 and 1 main stupa. Gupta beraksitektur form this temple that reflects the influence of India. After a visit here you will understand why Borobudur has appeal for visitors and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.

UN agencies, namely UNESCO, acknowledging at the same time praised the Borobudur Temple as one of the largest Buddhist monument in the world. In this temple there in 2672 relief panels that when arranged in rows, the length reaches 6 km. Ensemble relief is the most complete in the world and incomparable artistic value and each scene is a complete masterpiece.

Since the middle of the 9th century until the early 11th century, Borobudur became a Buddhist pilgrim from China, India, Tibet, and Cambodia. Borobudur became one of the most important historical traces in the development of human civilization. Pomp and grandeur of Borobudur temple architecture is marvelous world treasure and priceless.

Borobudur consists of 1460 relief panels and 504 stupas but actually there are 160 panels are intentionally dumped at the very bottom, contains scenes Silk Karmawibhangga (causation). There is also stating that the accumulation of the lower part to strengthen the foundations early on found has been severely damaged.

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