Saturday, 31 January 2015

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is a major holiday destination for domestic and foreign tourists in Indonesia. Borobudur is Indonesia's tourism icon. Borobudur offers a variety of tours, ranging from historical tours, arts, to religious tourism. Very worthy expressed Borobudur as a primary goal to fill the holiday. Beauty of the temple, the grandeur of the building, combined with the amazing art waking make Borobudur temple is always interesting to visit. 

Before your visit, we provide a brief description of the Borobudur temple. To give you more confident choosing Borobudur as the main goal of your vacation. 

Borobudur is a Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.The location of the temple approximately 40 km to the northwest of Yogyakarta, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 100 km southwest of Semarang. Top of the temple stupa. This temple was founded by the Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD during the reign of the Sailendra dynasty. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, is the center of worship for Buddhists from all over the world. 

Borobudur consists of six square terraces on which there are three circular courtyard, the walls are decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues are original.Borobudur has the most complete collection of Buddhist reliefs in the world that comes from the Tipitaka or Buddhist scriptures. One is Lalitavistara which tells the life of a person achieve true happiness. 

The main stupa in the middle crowned the temple. The main stupa is surrounded by three rows of circular 72 perforated stupas in which there is a statue of Buddha sitting cross-legged in the lotus position perfectly with mudra (hand gesture) Dharmachakra mudra (turning the wheel of dharma). 

Borobudur is also denoted as a model of the universe and built as a shrine to honor the Buddha also functions as a place of religious tourism (Dharmayatra) to guide mankind to switch from natural lust to enlightenment and wisdom according to the teachings of Buddha. 

The visitors who do Dharmayatra enter through the east side to start the ritual homage Pradaksina. Saluting the way clockwise around the temple. This ritual begins from the base of the temple to walk this sacred building circling clockwise, while continuing to climb the stairs to the next through three levels in the realm of Buddhist cosmology. The third level is Kamadhatu (natural lust), Rupadhatu (intangible nature), and Arupadhatu (intangible nature). In the course of this Dharmayatra goes through a series of hallways and stairs with no less than 1,460 witnessed the beautiful relief panels carved on the walls and balustrades. 

According to historical evidence, Borobudur was abandoned in the 14th century as the weakening of the influence of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms in Java as well as begin the influence of Islam. Moreover, when the government moved to the ninth century, the region currently logged in East Java during Sindok professor. 

World are beginning to recognize the existence of this temple since it was discovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who was then serving as Governor General of British over Java. Since then Borobudur has undergone a series of rescue and restoration efforts. Largest restoration project was held in the period 1975 to 1982 for the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and UNESCO, then this historic site in the list of World Heritage Sites. 

Borobudur is still used as a place of religious tourism; each year Buddhists who come from all over Indonesia and abroad gather at Borobudur to commemorate Vesak Trisuci.In the world of tourism, tourism Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist. 

Make sure you prepare a holiday schedule to visit Borobudur. 

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