One cannot go to Jogja (or Jogjakarta/Yogyakarta) without visiting the magnificent Borobudur Temple. It is the biggest temple in the world & is the most visited tourist spot in Indonesia, with a majority being local tourists.
This Buddhist temple is a shrine to Buddha & a place for Buddhist pilgrimage, wherein pilgrims meditate on the different relief panels, going around the different levels until they reach the top. They estimate it to have taken around 75 years to build.
wow. nothing like this in california. hahaa! awesome photos Diplowife!
Thanks sweety! You should come visit! =)
Chuzai Living says
Your photos are beautiful! I haven’t visited Jogja and I would love to go visit. Your blog post mixer (I don’t know the real name) on the top part of your blog is cool. The idea of allowing the old posts to be reintroduced to your readers is excellent!
Thanks Kaho! That’s one of the main reasons I chose this template! (I think it’s called a slider?) There are more like it in Elegant Themes. You should check out the available themes they have you wouldn’t believe how creative and beautiful they are! I am so impressed that I affiliated with them because it’s also the cheapest package i’ve found. The link is in my sidebar on the right. Let me know what you think!
Thanks for the compliment on my photos. I am happy that you like them because this trip to Borobodur was my first time to use my DSLR! I’m happy I was able to take such photos!
I am currently in Jogja – it’s my 4th time! But when I can I always go because there are soooo many interesting things to see and I love shopping here. It’s SO much cheaper to get stuff here than Jakarta! I love buying pure silk batik, lulur, home decor, antiques and gorgeous paintings! Seriously! Paintings from Jogja artist that are being sold from 10M in Jakarta can be found here for less than 2M! Also remember our L-shaped couch? I got it from a furniture store here for about 3.5M! Can you believe it?
I am currently highlighting Jogja because I am here right now! For a week of R&R and shopping =)
I did some research on borobudur and it is the worlds biggest buddhist temple. The worlds biggest temple is the Angkor Wat at cambodia it is a indian temple Quite same to the prambanan temple in jogja it is a temple built for the lord Vishnu the god who protects mankind.Shiva is the destroyer and lord bhramma is the creator. what makes me feel excited is that both The greatest temples were built under the influence of great buddha followers and the great great indian hindu kings who originated from India and established their culture in the east asia . Buddha is from India he was born as a hindu and we indians are very proud that our ancestors left great masterpiece around the asia.
What makes me feel sad is that all these monuments in other countries are all well protected and well maintained inspite of all the natural diasters like earth quake,volcanoes. But we have great holy places and great temples and palaces not being looked after well . India is on ride of corruption feel very sad. these days the politicians are ruining the fame of our country.
I would love to go one day to phillipines to learn about your culture. We dint actually go to the museum and i feel bad about that and i dint see the remains.
Mr. Raffles did a good job and he also found Singpaore as the natural harbour. Given a wish i would love to live my life in the kings age. i would love to see how the pyramids were made what is the reason it was built, and all the great temples around the world.
Hi Padmajas, if I recall correctly Borobodur is the biggest single structure temple in the world, whereas Ankor Wat on the other hand is made up of several temples. So Borobodur is quite impressive that it is a single temple structure.
Sad to hear… I feel like the same thing is happening to us, but mainly because our lands are ravaged by typhoons.
It’s always nice to get all these interesting info from you. Thank you so much!