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Visiting an icon of SE Asia - Borobudur Temple

June 30th 2019
Borobudur temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world and one of the finest temples in South East Asia. Together with Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Myanmar/Burma Lonely Planet considers it one of the great cultural icons of South East Asia. Borobudur is different from Angkor Wat and ... read more
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Indonesian Flag The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
4th August 2019

We arranged a trip one year as an exploration of Java with a few days including Christmas Day at Borobudur as the centrepiece. The thrill of being there surrounded by the bracelet of volcanoes rising with a glowing sunrise is a special memory. This is a great pic of your time there.
5th August 2019

We weren't lucky enough to stay right there...
Denise told us how you guys stayed right there. It must have been magical. Particularly over Christmas which would have added another religion into the mix. We're off to southern Africa in a couple of weeks and hope to emulate some of your experiences there too!

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