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First Impressions of Indonesia

29 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage - Travelings

First Impressions of Indonesia

  As traveling two weeks in Indonesia, I got to see the major attractions around the country. While I was visiting nine different islands, these were the first impressions I got. Islands Officially, there are 17,000 islands Indonesia. 8,844 of them have been named by the government of Indonesia, including major islands: Kalimantan (Borneo), Sumatra, Java and so on, and 922 of them are permanently inhabited. It’s not hard to guess Indonesia is a big...

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Tag : Borobudur, Batik Solo: Keeping The Tradition Alive, Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Komodo National Park

The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

Been there twice in a year! On my recent trip to Central Java, I visited Borobudur Temple in the early hours to catch the sunrise. Without many tourists around in the morning, the whole atmosphere was calm and surreal. I could count with my fingers how many times I really got up very early for sunrise photography. Such trips like this is worth sacrificing some sleep to catch the magical sunrise. Silhouette of the stupas during sunrise.  The morning...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

Introducing Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Introducing Borobudur Temple

  Borobudur temple is a Buddhist temple in central Java. It was built around the end of eighth century but it took three generations to finish it. During my two weeks trip in Indonesia, I had a chance to visit Borobudur temple at sunrise. World’s Largest Buddhist Temple By Guinness World Records, “The largest Buddhist temple in the world is Borobudur, near Yogyakarta, central Java, Indonesia, built between AD 750 and 842. The 60,000 m ( 2,118...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

High on a mountain in central Java, Borobudur Temple rises up towards the sky. In Buddhist belief, the closer you are to Heaven, the closer you are to the gods. And as you climb the steps of the temple, the jungle landscape of Indonesia revealing itself in every direction, you can understand how the people who built this masterpiece felt more connected to the ethereal than the earthly. Borobudur was built in the eighth and ninth centuries but, at some point in...

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Tag : Borobudur

The Beauty of Yogyakarta

5 December 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

The Beauty of Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the second most popular destination after Bali in Indonesia. Also known as Jogjakarta, the beautiful city never fails to amaze with its old world charm and natural beauty. Steep in history, Yogya is the centre of Javanese art and culture, the cradle of civilization on Java where a few world heritage sites are located in the city and surroundings. It is the gateway to one of the world wonders – Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and...

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Tag : Yogyakarta