Borobudur Indonesia – Java
Indonesia – Java
Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. This 9th-century Mahayana temple is located in Magelang in Central Java, Indonesia. It consists of nine stacked platforms; six of these are square and three are circular. These are topped by a central dome. The structure is highly decorated with adornments including 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. Of these statues, 72 are located around the central dome and they are each seated in a perforated stupa. The Indonesian government undertook a large restoration program between 1975 and 1982 that was supported by UNESCO. Once the restoration was complete, the structure was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is a popular site for pilgrimages and is often visited by Buddhists when the Indonesians celebrate Vesak. It is the most visited attraction in Indonesia.