One my favourite experiences of Yogyakarta came in the form of a dawn visit to The Buddhist temple of Borobodur. An exquisitely designed temple, it has fast become the Buddhist heart of Indonesia. With its multi-tiered stupa and perfectly symmetrical design, it is a miracle of modern design yet was built over 1,200 years ago! Over 500 images of Buddha are to be found (some in sculpted relief, the other in the form of three-dimensional figures) and few experiences in Java are as serene and enlightening as sitting alone (or with a special friend) watching the sun rise over the distant volcano…each passing moment throwing the monument of Borobodur into new shades of beauty.
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