Borobudur: Majestic Mysterious Magnificent

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Borobudur: Majestic Mysterious Magnificent
  • John N. Miksic
  • English
  • 19 May 2018
  • 6029827901

About the Author: John N. Miksic

John N Miksic is Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore and the Head of the Archaeology unit, Nalanda Sriwijaya Center at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies His other works published by NUS Press include Philippine Ancestral Gold and Earthenware in Southeast Asia.


Borobudur: Majestic Mysterious MagnificentWith Vivid Photography, And Insightful Commentary, This Travel Pictorial Shines A Light On The Buddhist Art And Architecture Of BorobudurThe Glorious Ninth Century Buddhist Stupa Of Borobudur The Largest Buddhist Monument In The World Stands In The Midst Of The Lush Kedu Plain Of Central Java In Indonesia, Where It Is Visited Annually By Over A Million People Borobudur Contains Than A Thousand Exquisitely Carved Relief Panels Extending Along Its Many Terraces For A Total Distance Of Than A Kilometer These Are Arranged So As To Take The Visitor On A Spiritual Journey To Enlightenment, And One Ascends The Monument Past Scenes Depicting The World Of Desire, The Life Story Of Buddha, And The Heroic Deeds Of Other Enlightened Beings Finally Arriving At The Great Circular Terraces At The Top Of The Structure That Symbolize The Formless World Of Pure Knowledge And Perfection

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