" Some moments in life make one feel as if there were no longer any distance between Heaven and Earth, and in the creative blending into the whole, the sense of life is being revealed.
Such an emotion is experienced when one ascends the stairs of Borobudur, Buddhist marvel of stone, in a full tropical moon-night."
More than 11 centuries ago anonymous artists started to construct an edifice fully realizing that they would never see finished, but convinced that the generations to come would complete and honour their creation.
Standing in "the garden of Java" near Yogyakarta, surrounded by mighty volcanoes, Borobudur emerges in all its splendour.
The spread of main Indian religions to Java during the first centuries of the Christian era cause buildings to be constructed where religious rites could be performed. The name is said derived from the Sanskrit Buhmian Bhara Budhara (Mountain of accumulation of Merits of the states). No one really knows how this great structure was built, in a time when modern engineering techniques had not yet been developed .
Borobudur was built on the confluence of two rivers, alwyas considered a holy spot in India. It's a magic place one of the most magical in Indonesia. When you stand on the top it feels like you are floating over mountains -greenery, volcanos, fantastic landscapes.