Borobudur Temple are Buddhist monument is a grandest and largest stupa complex in the world that has been recognized by UNESCO. The building of this Temple as a whole is a masterpiece of the sculptor Gallery of professional Stone Temple was built during the period.
Long before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Cathedral-the great cathedral standing in Europe, the temple has stood with the dashing in Java-Indonesia. The building, called UNESCO as monuments and effigies of the largest and most complex in the world is crowded by pilgrims in the middle of the 9th century to the early 11th century.
A relief carved on the temple walls are divided into 4 main story i.e. Karmawibangga, Lalita Wistara, Jataka and Awadana, and Gandawyuda. In addition to dealing with life's journey about the Buddha and his teachings, the relief society also recorded the progress of Java at the time. Evidence that the ancestors of the people of Indonesia are transcendent and tough sailors can be seen in 10 relief ships there.
One of the relief ships made a model in creating a replica of the ship that used to sail The Cinnamon Route from Java to the African continent. Today, a replica of the ship that are known as Borobudur Ships were stored in the Samudra Raksa Museum
The Kayumwungan inscription dated 26 May 824, Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga between the 8th century and 9th century, coinciding with the Mendut and Pawon. Construction lasted 75 years under the leadership of architect Gunadarma. Although not yet acquainted with computers and other advanced equipment, Gunadarma able to apply the system see & do in the construction of the temple. As many as 60,000 cubic meters of stones that add up to 2.000.000 stone blocks that are carried from the river Progo and the Elo carved and assembled into a giant puzzle that covers up to form a small hill Temple.
Enjoy the grandeur of Borobudur Temple is not just simply by walking down the aisle and climbed to the top of the temple. One thing that must not be missed is watching the Borobudur Sunrise and Sunset from the top of Borobudur Temple. Spray a light morning sun pours stupas and statues of Buddha made of grandeur and splendor of the temple more felt. While standing on the top of the temple at dusk along a row of stupas and watched the sun slowly started feeling lindap will create peace and quiet.