PERAMBANAN TEMPLE (CANDI PERAMBANAN)
- Prambanan Temple of Indonesia
thetact.wordpress.com try to review on tourism, travel, vacation, it’s all about how to make a good references for you only, specially in world tourism. this time we entered the territory of Asia, Indonesia. there are a variety of cultures and others. dalah post this time, I will discuss about the temple browsing. As we know that Indonesia is rich in culture, rich in faith, there are various religions in Indonesia, one of which is Hindu. and the temple of the Hindu relic of the past has been transformed into a cultural tourism. like as Borobudur temple, and also many temples in Bali, now let’s discuss about Perambanan templel and Prambanan temple. Prambanan Hindu cultural heritage as the largest in Indonesia, Prambanan Temple does have a charm of its own beauty. Because besides the shape of the building and its layout is amazing, Prambanan temple also stores historical stories and legends that really attract tourists. No wonder when the temple is located on the edge of the highway 17 km from Yogyakarta to Solo is a mainstay attractions of both cities. Read More
The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. Straddling the equator, situated between the continents of Asia and Australia and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, it is as wide as the United States from San Francisco to New York, equaling the distance between London and Moscow. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups. The national language is Bahasa Indonesia.
Among the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands) and Papua. Then, there is Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, beaches, dynamic dances and music. But Indonesia still has many unexplored islands with grand mountain views, green rainforests to trek through, rolling waves to surf and deep blue pristine seas to dive in where one can swim with dugongs, dolphins and large mantarays. Read More
Borobudur is the great tample from ancient time of Hindi religion at Magelang, Jawa tengan, INDONESIA
The Borobudur Temple Is Considered As One Of THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. This temple is located at Borobudur District, South of Magelang, Central Java. The expression of experts who had been studying Borobudur Temple varied someway. Bernet Kempers’ expression was: “Borobudur is Borobudur”, meaning that Borobudur Temple is very unique in her own way. Nieuwen kamp (an artist) imaginated Borobudur as “a big lotus flower bud ready to bloom” which was “floating” on a lake. Nieuwenkamp’s imagination was supported by N. Rangkuti (1987) that from the air, the Borobudur Temple looks floating. From the geological studies, experts were able to prove that Borobudur area was one time a big lake. Most of the villages around Borobudur Temple were at the same altitude, 235 meters above the sea-level. The same altitude included the Pawon and Mendut temples. Thus the area under 235 meter altitude was below the lake water level.
Based on the inscription dated 842 AD, Casparis suggested that Borobudur was one time a place for praying. The inscription stated a phrase such as: “Kawulan i Bhumi Sambhara”. Kawulan means the origin of holiness, “bhumi sambhara” is a name of a place in Borobudur. Paul Mus stated that Borobudur Temple had the structure of stupa (conical form) with double expression. As a whole, the Borobudur Temple was an open-flat stupa, but on the other hand, the temple expressed the idea of a “closed world”. The latter expression could be felt when one is already inside the temple. Whenever person is inside the temple, his or her view will be limited to high walls full on relieves, the verandah is always squared in such a way that one could not see other parts of the temple, even in a same floor. The same feeling happened if one stood on arupadhatu round platform, he or she will have a wider view only on that level, but are not able to see the lower level nor the upper level like the one on rupadhatu and kamandhatu. It could be said that Borobudur is a symbol of cosmic mountain covered by the sky roof, a specific world that could be reached through isolated alleys as stages. The closed structural design of the temple expressed the concept of a closed world, not just a technical reasons as had been suggested by other experts ( Daud AT, 1987). Read More