The glorious ninth-century Buddhist stupa of Borobudur--the largest Buddhist monument in the world--stands in the midst of the lush Kedu Plain of Central Java in Indonesia, where it is visited annually by over a million people.
Borobudur contains more than a thousand exquisitely carved relief panels extending along its many terraces for a total distance of more than a kilometer. These are arranged so as to take the visitor on a spiritual journey to enlightenment, and one ascends the monument past scenes depicting the world of desire, the life story of Buddha, and the heroic deeds of other enlightened beings--finally arriving at the great circular terraces at the top of the structure that symbolize the formless world of pure knowledge and perfection.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 272 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 29.72 x 26.92 x 2.79 CM
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