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Borobudur probably had been founded around 800 C.E.

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UNESCO designated Borobudur a World Heritage site in 1991 as "Borobudur Temple Compounds" in recognition of its unique and magnificent craftsmanship.

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Borobudur stands in three sections, each constructed to lead the devotee symbolically to the highest level, Enlightenment.

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The Sir Thomas Raffles book on Java history first mentions the name "Borobudur."

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The Buddhist monuments, including Borobudur, appeared around the same time as the Hindu Shiva Prambanan temple compound.

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Borobudur contains approximately 2,670 individual bas reliefs (1,460 narrative and 1,212 decorative panels) covering the faзades and balustrades.

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Vesak constitutes an official national holiday in Indonesia, the ceremony centered at the three Buddhist temples by walking from Mendut to Pawon and ending at Borobudur.

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Wilsen, who in 1853, reported a large Buddha statue the size of one hundred other Borobudur statues.

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Borobudur, built as a single large stupa, takes the form of a giant tantric Buddhist mandala when viewed from above, simultaneously representing the Buddhist cosmology and the nature of mind.

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Following the major 1973 renovation funded by UNESCO, Borobudur has become once again a place of worship and pilgrimage.

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On an inspection tour to Semarang in 1814, he received information about a big monument called Chandi Borobudur deep in a jungle near the village of Bumisegoro.

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Written records telling who built Borobudur, or of its intended purpose, have never been found.

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Borobudur, a ninth century Buddhist Mahayana monument in Central Java, Indonesia.

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Instead of building on a flat surface, Borobudur sits on a natural hill.

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Borobudur, built as a single large stupa, takes the form of a giant tantric Buddhist mandala when viewed from above, simultaneously representing the Buddhist cosmology and the nature of mind.

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During the first restoration, the crews discovered that three Buddhist temples in the region, Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut, sit in one straight line.

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Borobudur differs markedly with the general design of other structures built for that purpose.

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The event had caused severe damage around the region and casualties to the nearby city of Yogyakarta, yet Borobudur remained intact.

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Apart from the story of Buddhist cosmology carved in stones, Borobudur has many Buddha statues.

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Raffles wrote about the existence of a monument called borobudur, but no other older documents suggest the same name.

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The origins of the name Borobudur remains unclear, as the original name of most candi has been lost.

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