Borobudur temple is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. The Borobudur temple is located in Muntilan, Magelang, and is about 42 km from Yogyakarta city.
Founded by a king of the Sailendra dynasty, the Borobudur temple was built to honour the glory of both the Buddha and its founder, a true king Bodhisattva. The name Borobudur is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit words vihara Buddha uhr, meaning the Buddhist monastery on the hill. This colossal temple was built between AD 750 and 842: 300 years before Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, 400 years before work had begun on the great European cathedrals.
This sunrise scenery of the Borobudur is seen from Punthuk Setumbu.