When you’ve been away from your home country for a long time, you have the luxury of discovering old treasures with new perspectives. I have visited Borobudur Temple many times before, well twice before, but this time around I took my time tracing back all the carvings. Felt a bit like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft minus the evil enemies, well minus the butt kicking action as well off course.
I made it all the way to the top, the climb was horrid but the view made it all worthwhile. Every detailed carvings on the stone walls are spectacular. I can’t even begin to comprehend the time and efforts poured into building this grand temple. UNESCO and Indonesian Government are trying to preserve this temple so it’ll stand for another thousands of years. It’s a thin line to keep the balance of tourism demands and preserving the history. Regardless, Candi Borobudur is a must-see.