Java Jamboree: Inside Borobudur

Inside Borobudur isn't really inside Borobudur. There is actually no inner space like that empty space enclosed by walls and roofs of a building that one can walk into. Borobudur is built on a hill, using stones from neighbouring rivers which have been cut to size, laid without mortar and joined together by knobs, indentations and dovetails joints; that perhaps makes the stones sound very much like Lego toy building bricks. You can imagine Borobudur as a pyramid or a stupa with open-air corridors and staircases that leads you to the top platform and yes, if you are up there during midday, it could be terribly hot. It was a good thing that we went there very early in the morning. My friends and I had wanted to catch the sunrise but since Borobudur isn't open to the public that early, we failed to see it in all its sunrise splendour...



Inside Borobudur...







Traveling Tip: Start early!

Comments

Liudmila said…
Te first is really great photo. I have to steel it from you and post in my Russian blog...
juka14 said…
Hi! I changed the url of my blog 'Beautiful Places', if you could change it in your blogroll in www.seebeautifulplaces.com I would be very grateful. thanks!
footiam said…
Liudmila, Help yourself!
footiam said…
Have done that, juka 14!

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