KUPASONLINE.COM — Apart from its large scale, this very legendary temple of course also contains a variety of unique facts, as well as various interesting things that you can meet when you visit here. Before you go to Borobudur Temple, let’s take a look at the full review below!
This legendary temple is estimated to have been built in the 8th century, to be precise around 750 AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. Its construction is estimated to take about 75 years until it is finally completed during the reign of King Samaratungga.
BorobudurBorobudur Temple is located on a beautiful green hill where you can see other green hills around it. The building itself consists of millions of stone blocks carved into three structures that represent the levels of the universe according to Buddhist philosophy. This colossal building is also decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.
The violent eruption of Mount Merapi in around 1006 caused BorobudurBorobudur Temple to be buried by volcanic ash for hundreds of years. Several centuries later, the Borobudur Temple was finally rediscovered in 1814 by a Dutch engineer named Hermanus Christiaan Cornelius, when the British Empire represented by Thomas Stamford Raffles occupied several parts of the island of Java, including Central Java. After Indonesia’s independence, in the late 60’s the government collaborated with UNESCO to renovate Borobudur Temple for many years, until finally UNESCO designated this masterpiece as a World Heritage Site in 1991.