Amazing Indonesian Borobodur
Borobudur is a Hindu-Buddhist temple and is located near Magelang on the island of Java in Indonesia. It was built in the ninth century during Sailendra dynasty. At that time the kingdom under the rule of this dynasty had a very rapid development and Borobudur is one of the cultural monuments that were supposed to demonstrate that. In the eleventh century was abandoned and partially excavated by archaeologists at the beginning of the twentieth century. The temple is built on a hill and is 46 meters high and has 8 stepped stone terraces. The first five terraces are surrounded by walls decorated with Buddhist sculptures in bas-relief.
There is a huge number of stairs and passages, which in total length is over 4.5 kilometers. Borobudur design is influenced by the temples at Angkor, in Cambodia and symbolizes the structure of the universe. But the Borobudur himself influenced the construction of other major temples. Most of the temples constructed in Indonesia at this time shows that Indian culture had a strong influence on the kingdoms in this part of the world. Borobudur was declared a national monument in 1983 and was followed by extensive reconstruction supported by the United Nations.