What is the Largest Buddha Temple in the World?

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Borobudur temple
I familiar with one of Buddha temples, because I visited the temple several times, namely Borobudur. The temple is the largest Buddha temple in the world. 
Uniquely, the temple was built by two million blocks of stones and no interior for worship purposes. 
The base occupies around 2,500 square meters with a 123×123 meters square in size and 4 meters in high. 
The body (wall) contains 5 square platforms, where each of the platform was diminishing by heights. 
Then, if measured from the ground, the temple has a height of 35 meters (115 feet). Quite higher for an ancient building.
Vertically, the building was divided by three major divisions, they are base, body (wall), and top. 

Stupa (contain holy relics) on the top of Borobudur temple

Base is pile of stones, like strong foundations in other historical building in the world. Body (wall) is carved with “reliefs” to depict daily activities of ancient Indonesia. 
On the top of temple, there is space for Buddhists to perform their worship. Not like other religions, Buddhist come to temple only for certain celebrations. 
The temple is located in central Java, Indonesia. Distance is around 564 km (350 mile) from capital, Jakarta to Magelang regency or close by Jogjakarta, where Borobudur is.
Many public transportations provide service to visit Borobudur: planes, trains and buses. 
You may know (heard) about Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The Angkor Wat temple was originally Hindu’s, then transformed to Buddha. 
Borobudur is consistently used as Buddha temple since it was constructed in 850 AD until recently.
Have you visited any Buddha temples? 

34 comments:

  1. I never visited any Buddha Temple but I was always interested in Buddha's teachings.
    Right now I know that the largest Buddha Temple is Borobudur. You are so fortunate that you were able to visit it several times!

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    1. I see... you have opportunity to visit the temple, many plane tickets have reasonable price now..

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      I familiar with one of Buddha temples, because I visited the temple several times, namely Borobudur. The temple is the largest Buddha temple in the world.

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      Uniquely, the temple was built by two million blocks of stones and no interior for worship purposes.

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
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      The base occupies around 2,500 square meters with a 123×123 meters square in size and 4 meters in high.

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      The body (wall) contains 5 square platforms, where each of the platform was diminishing by heights.

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  6. Interesting temple. I have never been to Indonesia. Have a sunny week.

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      Then, if measured from the ground, the temple has a height of 35 meters (115 feet). Quite higher for an ancient building.

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  7. Wow. Amazing to see. Keep up the good work.

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      Vertically, the building was divided by three major divisions, they are base, body (wall), and top.

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  8. I have never visited the Buddha's Temple
    I hope that I will succeed ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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      Base is pile of stones, like strong foundations in other historical building in the world. Body (wall) is carved with “reliefs” to depict daily activities of ancient Indonesia.

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  9. Very interesting post. I didn't know this place.

    Best regards

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      On the top of temple, there is space for Buddhists to perform their worship. Not like other religions, Buddhist come to temple only for certain celebrations.

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  10. I have never visited any temple like this☺

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      The temple is located in central Java, Indonesia. Distance is around 564 km (350 mile) from capital, Jakarta to Jogjakarta, where Borobudur is.

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  11. So beautiful. I not have visited a Buddhist temple but would love to.

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      Many public transportations provide service to visit Borobudur: planes, trains and buses.

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  12. Did not know that Angkor Wat fact.

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  14. Really beautiful, I haven't visited any but I'd love to!
    xx

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  15. That sure is big! I've never visited a Buddhist temple. Thanks for sharing the photo of this one.

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  16. Time ...
    I immediately felt chills reading this post because ...

    Borobudur Temple is located in a district where my city and family live.

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  17. A little errata from me, Mr. Tanza.

    Borobudur Temple is not located in Yogyakarta.

    However, it is located in Magelang district.

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    1. Since Yogya is a big city, it is easy to say.
      Yogya to Borobudur is 40 km distance

      # Thank you for your concern

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