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Sunset at Borobudur Temple - Central Java, Indonesia
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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.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/592

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur

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