Borobudur, masterpieces from the 9th century

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Borobudur is the biggest buddha temple in the 9th century measuring 123 x 123 meters and was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of Old Mataram Kingdom, Sailendra descendants.

Based on Kayumwungan inscription, it was revealed that Borobudur is a place of worship which was completed 26 May 824, almost a hundred years since the beginning of construction.

The name supposedly means Borobudur is a mountain terraces (budhara), but others say that Borobudur means monastery on the heights. This temple has 1460 relief panels and 504 Buddha effigies in his complex.

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The building of the temple consists of 10 levels punden berundak. Each level represents the stage of human life. This is in accordance with the Mahayana Buddhist caste, in which every person who wants to reach a level of perfection as a buddha, must go through each of those life stages. Each terrace has beautiful relief panels that will be read correctly when you walk in a clockwise direction.

Residents in surrounding villages such as Karanganyar and wanurejo, used to make handicrafts as souvenirs. Borobudur is located at Borobudur District, Magelang Regency.
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