Destinations in Indonesia
Museum of Borobudur: All Ever You Need to Know About This Wonder of the World
Budha Statue on BorobudurBorobudur, the great Buddhist stupa on Java (Indonesia), built and decorated perhaps before 800AD
Part of Statue at BorobudurBorobudur was rediscovered in the 19th century, rescued from the surrounding jungles, and today is a major Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Vesakh Festival At BorobudurMany Buddhists visit Borobudur during Waisak (the Buddhist day of enlightenment). On Waisak, hundreds of Buddhist monks from Indonesia and further afield begin at 2am to make a procession from nearby Candi Mendut, walking the 1.5 miles to Borobudur.
Ruins from BorobudurBorobudur is built on a stupendous scale - it couldn't be otherwise, as it is nothing less than a representation of the cosmos as Buddhist theology understands it.
Sunset Scenery at BorobudurOnce you enter Borobudur, you find yourself being led into an intricate cosmology immortalized in stone, which is a magnificent trip for amateur archaeologists, albeit one that will require an experienced guide to decipher.
Stupa of BorobudurThe monument is shaped like a mandala, forming a series of platforms - five square platforms below, four circular platforms above - riddled with a pathway that takes pilgrims through three levels of Buddhist cosmology
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The Karmawibhangga Museum is filled with everything you could ever want to know about the ancient Borobudur temple, one of Indonesia’s most famous cultural icons. This is a museum with a fascinating array of artifacts and relics on display. From its collection of Buddha statues to original stones and carvings from the temple, the museum is a must see for anyone with an interest in archeology or any budding Indiana Jones.
Here you will find detailed exhibits about the history of the monument in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. There are also photos which document the painstaking process of restoring the temple.
While you are here, why not take a stroll outside in the museum grounds to look at the ancient stones which are set out in the garden and line the path to a Javanese style pavilion.
This museum is located in the grounds of Borobudur temple and is just a short distance from the temple itself. Cost of admission is included with the cost of entry to the park.