2011-12-31

Buddha at Borobudur - Indonesia


This beautiful card shows the Buddha at Borobudur, Central Jave, Indonesia. This local is a UNESCO world heritage site. A trade with Shinta.

"This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a 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 was restored with UNESCO's help in the 1970s." In: UNESCO
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