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Borobodur / Borobudur

Posted in Latest of Asienreisender, Sights with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Borobodur (also: Borobudur) is a huge, medieval stepped pyramid buddhist temple; it’s the largest buddhist temple in the world. Borobodur has been built in the Kedu plain in south central Java in the 8th and 9th century CE. The grand monument served as a spiritual destination for pilgrims who approached it via the three kilometers long procession road which starts at Candi Mendut and leads over Candi Pawon to the main temple. Climbing up Borobodur monument, the pilgrims studied the sophisticated relief panels who tell a number of buddhist stories. Walking up to the top of the building symbolized the spiritual approach of purification and buddhist wisdom towards enlightenment. Considered the great perfection of the architecture and the plenty of art with it’s several kilometers long narrative reliefs, Borobodur deserves to be counted as one of the ‘Wonders of the World’.

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Candi Borobodur, Candi Borobudur by Asienreisender

Candi Borobodur, seen from it’s foot. Image by Asienreisender, 2012

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Hintang Archaeological Landscape / Park

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Another mysterious ancient site like the enigmatic Plain of Jars lies in the very east of north Laos: it’s the megalithic menhirs of Hintang Archaeological Park. The park consists of 72 different sites in the jungle with alltogether around 1,500 menhirs – that’s upright standing, long-shaped, pillar-like stones, hewn of schist. Additionally there are huge stone discs placed on the ground. The discs serve as closing lids for the entrances to underground chambers. It’s supposed by archeologists that the site was an ancient burial place.

Map of Hintang Archeaological Landscape

Map of Hintang Archaeological Landscape / Park

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