The temple is located in Magelang, Central Java, about 40 km from Yogyakarta. In 1991, the Borobudur temple was designated as a world heritage by UNESCO.

Borobudur temple is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. This temple was built without using cement material. The structure looks like a unity of Lego rows which mutually reinforce each other and were made simultaneously without adhesive at all; there are 1,460 series of reliefs along the walls of the pavilion. The entire monument itself resembles a giant stupa, but when viewed from the top it forms a Mandala. The great stupa at the top of the temple is located 40 meters above the ground. This main dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues which are placed inside perforated stupa.

In addition to having a high architectural value, this monument is a holy place and the Buddhist pilgrimage. Every year on the full moon in May (or June in leap years), Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at Borobudur Temple. On Vesak night, especially during the moments of peak full moon, Buddhists gathered around Borobudur. At that time, Borobudur is believed to be a gathering place for supernatural powers. According to the belief, at the time of Vesak, Buddha will appear on visual at the top of the mountain in the south.

Yogyakarta is the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Central Java, Indonesia, which is also one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. It is renowned as a center of education, classical Javanese fine art and culture. Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, Ramayana Ballet performance, drama, music shows, poetry recital, leather puppet performance, and batik are some of Yogyakarta’s charms which seldom fail to captivate the visitors. Because of its proximity to the world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples, and also because of its unique Javanese culture of Yogyakarta Royal Palace, Yogyakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali. However, there are problems found in several areas in Yogyakarta. Some problems are water crisis, urban planning issues, challenges faced by the creative industrial sector, and the needs for renewable energy and efficient technology.

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