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2017-05-162017-05-16

Day Twelve

Mendut Buddhist Monastery - Borobudur

It took two days of flying from Singapore to Jakarta and from there to Yogyakarta and the contrast couldn't be greater as we went form a two start Ibis budget hotel to a 5 star luxury resort.

For today we had a tour booked at 13:30 in the afternoon, this gave us time to sleep in a bit and explore the neighborhood.

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Unfortunately for us, the tour company screwed up and our guide was at our hotel at 07:30 in the morning. So much for sleeping in.

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Our first stop of the day was the Mendut Buddhist Monastery. As a warm-up for the Borobudur temple.

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Next to the temple was a Buddhist complex that we also explored.

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After the temple we headed for Borobudur with the sun out in force.

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Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple.

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It was damaged by Volcano's and earthquakes

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The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.

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While most people only had attention for the temple, the surrounding area is also beautiful.

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