The Crowds arrive at Borobudur Temple, Java

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ƤōƝƓ on August 14, 2010

Goodness, Ian, this is way different than what I've seen on a TV documentary. It's totally packed in there! Was it a long weekend or something?

I thought we can see big crowds in China and Thailand only!!

Ah-Pong with regards

bdeh on August 15, 2010

Great shot. You've to be early in the morning to get some nice shots without people I suppose Ian. Greetings Berend

matsljungberg on August 15, 2010

Borobudur is a nice temple. I was there 14 years ago and I was almost alone in the temple. Greetings, Mats.

Ian Stehbens on August 16, 2010

Greetings Ah-Pong. Looking for crowds? Try Java! It wasn't peak hour yet - there was still plenty of parking available when we arrived. I don't think it was a long weekend, but it was school holidays so there would have been plenty of families I guess. But remember Java is a rather densely populated island.

If you came much earlier you would probably be queued at the gate until opening time. The people are directed at the temple itself and directed to perambulate in a clockwise direction!

I am pleased to have visited and walked around it at each level, and to have enjoyed photographing some of its sculptured panels..

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on August 16, 2010

Dear Berend. A temple without people is probably a disappointment to Hindus and also to the tourist operators! This was a school holiday Sunday so it was a busier period, but I was there early. You may note that Mats has commented that he was almost alone when he visited.

It certainly is one of the wonders of the world heritage items!



Ian Stehbens on August 16, 2010

Mats, I enjoyed discovering interesting panels more than anything else. And I had no trouble photographing as I wished for though it was busy time for visitors - for as you know it is rather large!

Good to remind you of your past wanderings.


bdeh on August 18, 2010

You're right that it's one of the wonders of the world heritage items Ian. I can remember that they were funding money in Holland in the 70's to restore this beautiful building. Greetings Berend

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Photo taken in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

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