What is Borobudur — Among the rows of temple names in Indonesia, Borobudur Temple is not a foreign name in our ears all the way to foreign countries. The temple is located in Borobudur District, Magelang Regency, Central Java Province has become the favorite destination destination destination for holidays.
Recorded throughout 2016 as many as 3.7 million tourists visit Borobudur Temple. This increased compared to the previous year which as many as 3.5 million tourists.
The high interest of tourists to Borobudur Temple is also predicted to increase with the target to be as much as 3.9 million in 2017. Lately, Borobudur Temple back into the spotlight of the world thanks to the arrival of prominent foreign figures who vacation in Indonesia.
The figures include the 44th President of the United States named Barack Obama and his family. During the jogja between 28-30 June 2017 ago, Barack Obama and his family took time to choose the destination tour to Borobudur Temple.
Obama’s admiration for Borobudur Temple because this tour became one of the wonders of the world that should be visited during in Indonesia.
In addition to Barack Obama, as for other famous figures who have visited Borobudur Borobudur tourist attractions, such as bell player David Beckam in 2007, Tennis Maria Sharapova in 2012, Prince and Princess Norvegia in 2012.
In addition, there are the founders of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 2014, Princess of Thailand in 2016, and the President of Ukraine in 2016. In addition to the figures mentioned, of course there are many other figures who have visited the Borobudur Temple.
Thus a glimpse of Borobudur temple which is the attraction of tourists. Maybe some of us still just hear info Borobudur temple from experience stories that have been visited.
Maybe also some of us have visited but have not known more detailed info related to Borobudur temple. To cure the curiosity, here we will review about Borobudur Temple for you all.
Profile of Borobudur Temple
Borobudur temple is one of the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Borobudur Temple consists of three types of words, namely Temple, Boro, and Budur. According to the Big Indonesian Dictionary, the word Temple narrowly refers to the term ancient religious buildings.
While the meaning is widely interpreted as all archaeological buildings from the Hindu-Buddhist era in the archipelago, such as heritage buildings in the form of gates, gates, and petirtaan or ponds and showers for baths.
While the term Borobudur name is still a debate among the characters who are not sure to know the origin of the name is given. Most of the existing names are given based on the name of the find location.
This is probably the same thing done by Sir Thomas Raffles in his book entitled History of the Island of Java which mentions the existence of a monument named Borobudur. The name is written in English grammar, namely Bore-Budur which refers to the nearest village, the Village Bore (Boro).
While the addition of the word Budur is associated with the term Buda in the Java language which means Purba. Other assumptions archeologists call Budur name derived from the term Budhara word meaning mountain.
Borobudur Temple is a monument building consisting of six square-shaped terraces. At the top there are three circular courtyard with 2.672 panels of relief walls and there are 504 budha statues.
Buddhist relief collection on Borobudur temple is the most complete and the most in the World. The largest main stupa is located in the center surrounded by three circular rows of 72 perforated stupas with archa Budha in the center sitting cross-legged.