Borobudur – a UNESCO World Heritage site

Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world and is considered one of the great archeological sites of Southeast Asia with Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Cambodia included in the list. It is one amazing and huge architecture established dating back to 778 and 850 CE, under the Shailendra dynasty. The mere age of the temple is astounding but if you will look carefully the intricate design for a building created way back will amaze you.

Borobudur was missing for 800 years beginning year 1000 because it was buried under volcanic ash and covered by trees and other forms of vegetation until it was discovered in 1814 by the English lieutenant governor Thomas Stamford Raffles. Makes you appreciate it more because a structure this big could have been lost in time.

Thanks to the Embassy of Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism in Indonesia, we at the World of Wonders Travel and Tours were able to learn more about this beautiful structure.

Borobudur is a UNESCO World Heritage site which means
it is designated as having “outstanding universal value”  and should be preserved and protected as one of the cultural treasures of the world.

Borobudur Temple is not just a beautiful piece of art. Its not just a historic landmark. It stands for me as a sign of hope. A symbol that something that is lost will find it’s way back and stay forever.

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