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Possessions never matter to a monk. That's what I like about them

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Buddhist Monument

An ancient Buddhist edifice, a structure more beautiful than any of the tall and grand buildings of 20th century but I’m biased for my affinity for ancient, experience-rich and wabi-sabied objects.

This grand Buddhist monument is the Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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And there are thousands of relief panels within, it was like solving jigsaw puzzle during restoration for the stories to be in sequence and where every block of volcanic rock must interlock.
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A closer look of the relief panel.
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I found a duck in one.
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From the temple, one can clearly see the most active Mt Merapi volcano out there.
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Stupas at the top of the edifice, the most iconic structure within the monument but I like the relief panels more.
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There were quite a number of local tourists too and they really seem to enjoy the beauty of their heritage as much as foreign visitors who were in awe. As you can see, the batik wrap-around is required for all visitors except for children maybe.

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