I am very happy to see the climax of this architectural wonder! ☆ + L
Its pyramid shape looks like Mt Meru (the original name of Mt Everest) to me. In Thailand and Cambodia, everything from crematory towers, stupas, and temples were built in similar shape to simulate Mt Meru - the place believed to be Gods' residence.
Incredible nice Building.
Thank you Ah-Pong for being my teacher. You have given me some new insights as well as information. I am indebted to you. Borobudur is certainly a wonder of the world. Its scale is remarkable, and the multitude of sculptured panels is most engaging.
On a clear day, this site looks across to the conical peak of Mt Merapi, that smokes away day after day. I am not sure whether there was any correlation with the local peak or not.
Thanks again for your visit and appreciative remark. It is a wonder worth visiting.
Beautiful picture and building Ian. Greetings Berend
I found the temple quite overwhelming - there is so much of it, so much detail, so much that I have no familiarity with... But I found ways of both experiencing it and of appreciating it. So glad I have ahd that opportunity.
very cool perspective shot!
i LIKE it!
cheers, Tanaa :D
Greetings Tanaa. I am pleased that you like it. It is a remarkable temple. Have you seen it? I was most impressed by some of the sculptured panels.
hi Ian. too bad i've never been to Indonesia. have to go there in the future. :D
This is amazing architecture Ian, and I too would like to thank Ah-Pong for such good information. The cultural heritage of this area seems to be wonderful. Well worth enlarging to look at the details.
It is amusing to see the nonchalance of the boys ... bored by the historical significance of this temple! Do you know when it was erected?
How are you my dear friend? You seem to have stopped posting.
Warm greetings from the UK, Amelia
very very interesting temple !
Whats is the construction !? : D
Tanaa go to Indonesia! There are many wonderful landscapes across such a diverse country, and there is much history as well. Go.
Hi Sebian. Thanks for your appreciation and interest. This monster temple is build of cut stone - there is no interior - but one may circumnavigate the temple on each level. I was quite fascinated by the thousands of carved panels that continuously surround the structure. It is regarded as one of the wonders of the world, and is heritage listed of course by UNESCO.
I am back. Had a number of special friends visit us here in Tonga, which gave me opportunity to explore with them some more of Tonga. So there are some new uploads. Been busy at the college and our internet was not reliable but seems that Telecommunications Company has fixed the system.
Back to Borobudur. 8th century, I believe for it is mentioned in mid 9th Century texts. Borobudur was built by Sanmaratungga for Buddha Mahayana. Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles in 1814 rediscovered it in a ruined condition and overgrown. There has been a couple or periods or restoration since. I was impressed and pleased now to share it with you.
When one visits the temple there are some tour guides that interpret it for you, but it is people like Ah-Pong who are able to bring it alive.
I hope to be able to return to appreciating your gallery and those of other friends soon, again.
And you are back in UK again for a while?
I am very impressed with this beautiful architecture. I Like it. Regards / Grażyna
This deservedly is a World Heritage site. You may enjoy learning much more about it. Search Boroburdur on Google.
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Photo taken in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia
Misplaced? Suggest new location