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Borobudur Temple

Borobudur temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It is located in Central Java, Indonesia and is estimated to be built around 800 AD. This structure is made from volcanic rock that is shaped into blocks and stacked without using any adhesive material. It has nine levels, consisting of 3 round-shape terraces and 6 square-shape terraces, most of which have reliefs on their walls picturing the life of Gautama Buddha, Indonesia's traditional architectures, etc.

Click the link below to know more about this stunning structure,

https://indonesiadesign.com/story/borobudur-temple

Comments (2)

  1. The intricate detail in the Borobudur Temple is stunning. It is so rare to see this type of intricate detail in US architecture. I also love the volcanic rock used, because it creates a natural pattern of dark and light greys. I also appreciate the geometry of this temple, and how it uses squares and circles throughout it.

  2. This temple looks so great. It’s amazing that, a long time ago, around 800 AD, there was a technology to build such a large and elaborate building.

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