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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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Angkor Wat – Monument of Superlatives

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Doubtlessly the grand temple monument of Angkor Wat is the best known building and tourist attraction in Southeast Asia. For many Angkor Wat is synonym with Angkor; though, Angkor was a whole city and even more an empire and as such much, much bigger than Angkor Wat, what merely means ‘city temple’, ‘state temple’ or ‘temple of Angkor’.

There are about a hundred more major temples in the wider area around Angkor Wat. One of them is the Bayon, another and significant different temple which is situated in Angkor Thom.

Angkor Wat is a sight of superlatives. It’s the biggest religious monument in the world, the most visited sight in Southeast Asia, the best-preserved of the whole Angkor site, the most impressive monument for most of the visitors, the only religious site of whole Angkor which remained a significant religious center since it’s foundation until today, it represents the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture, it’s the symbol for Cambodia since 1863 and decorates the national flag of Cambodia, and maybe there is more to add…

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