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Borobudur

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Borobudur
Borobudur Temple.jpg
Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationMagelang, Central Java
Coordinates7°36′29″S 110°12′14″E / 7.608°S 110.204°E / -7.608; 110.204Coordinates: 7°36′29″S 110°12′14″E / 7.608°S 110.204°E / -7.608; 110.204
BuiltOriginally built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty
Restored1835
Restored bySir Thomas Stamford Raffles
ArchitectGunadharma
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii, vi
Designated1991 (15th session)
Part ofBorobudur Temple Compounds
Reference no.592
State Party Indonesia
RegionSoutheast Asia
Borobudur is located in Java
Borobudur
Location within Java
Borobudur is located in Indonesia
Borobudur
Borobudur (Indonesia)

Borobudur, or Barabudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple.[1][2][3]

The temple has nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated Stupa.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Largest Buddhist temple". Guinness World Records. Guinness World Records. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. Purnomo Siswoprasetjo (4 July 2012). "Guinness names Borobudur world's largest Buddha temple". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. "Borobudur Temple Compounds". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 28 December 2008.