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Borobudur : A Wonder of Indonesia History


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By Bemby Bantara Narendra

Borobudur rises up from the surrounding lush green paddies and is one of the world's most impressive Buddhist relics. It was built some time between AD 750-850 and it must have taken an army of workers to construct the two million block or so stones. Borobudur was conceived as a Buddhist vision of the cosmos with each of the ten levels level representing the journey from our everyday world to nirvana. It is located 42km's north west of Yogyakarta with regular public bus transport. Organised tours of Borobudur can also be arranged from most hotels in Jogja.

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