Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Java Buddhist Hindu Sites 3

Sewu buddhist temple within Prambanan archaeological park

Candi Plaosan below is within the park too. And there was a third smaller temple. All three of these were impressive but since they're near, 500 meters, the great Candi Prambanan Hindu temple we were the only ones who walked over to see them - with the help of a nice man who'd just sold us a book of color photos of Prambanan Archeological Park for more than it was worth but the guy's got to eat.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Buddhist Hindu Sites in Java - 2

While in Jave recently, we stayed in Jogjakarta for four nights. Spent a few hours at Candi Prambanan. Candi means "temple." Borobudur is Candi Borobudur. Most impressive. It's Hindu 9th century and really big. The bottom picture gives an idea of size with people in it though there's a temporary fence in that one that wasn't there when we were there.

Wikipedia page for Prambanan.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Java Buddhist Hindu Sites 1

Katrinka and I just spent a week in Java, first staying four nights in Jogjakarta (or Yogyakarta) and then three nights in the countryside of Borobudur. There we visited Borobudur temple built in the ninth century, the largest Buddhist site in the world. It's got nine levels and we circumambulated each level staring with the grounds, doing the top level three times.

Wikipedia page for Borobudur

Monday, July 10, 2017