Borobudur is an ancient Buddhist monument in the Muslim country. Located just outside Yogyakarta in Central Java, Borobudur was built in the 9th century and then abandoned in the 14th with the rise of Islam in the region. Raffles, the famous British ruler of Java, brought it out of obscurity in 1814 and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The monument has over 500 buddha statues with over 70 of them in stupas (like you see in the photo). Most interesting of all is that the Borobudur monument, shaped like a lotus flower, is thought to have been surrounded with water, so it would have appeared to be a flower floating in a pond. Amazing!

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