Borobudur Temple, Java, Indonesia

Located an hour outside of the bustling city of Yogjakarta lies the largest Buddhist structure on earth. Borobudur was hand-carved around the 8th century A.D and rises an impressive 6 stories, with intricate narrative carvings circling the temple. For the best lighting for photos, room to think, and most pleasant temperature, arriving at sunrise is best. Alternatively, arriving in the mid-morning coinciding with large groups of school children can be equally as rewarding. The children are arguably more interested in learning about you and where you are from than the temple itself (and likewise!). It's charming and gives you the opportunity to feel the friendliness Indonesia as a country is known for. A must-visit on any Indonesian itinerary, Borobudur introduces both past and present culture. 

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  • Friendly Faces
  • Top of the Temple
  • 9th Century Wonder
  • Carvings