Let’s explore Borobudur temple on Google Street View!

Borobudur temple
Borobudur temple

Do you want to visit Borobudur temple complex in Magelang region of Central Java but still don’t have a chance? Don’t worry, be happy. The oldest Buddhist temples in the world and Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction is just a click away, thanks to Google Street View capabilities!

Google Asia Pacific blog wrote:

Earlier this year, our Street View operator strapped on the Trekker and set out to capture 360-degree imagery of all 2,500 square meters of this UNESCO World Heritage site. With Borobudur’s nine stacked platforms, 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, there was plenty to explore.

Built between the 8th and 9th century, the Borobudur temple is 300 years older than Angkor Wat in Cambodia and 400 years older than the European Cathedrals. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument once a year.

In addition to Borobudur, Google also published Street View imagery of Lampung, Lombok, and Palembang on Google Maps.

Happy exploring!




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