#GetCultured in Indonesia this Tuesday at the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Central Java!
Set in the middle of a lusciously green and unspoilt valley and surrounded by magnificent mountains, the temple complex is an incredible site which has survived around 12,000 years of both natural and man-made disasters.
This famous Mayahena Buddhist temple dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries and was built in thee tiers. The pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of the cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.
The monument is recognised as a World Heritage Site and was was restored with the help of UNESCO in the 1970s.0