borobudur - buddha in stupa

Buddha in Stupa at the top of the Borobudur temple near Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

At the top of the monument, 72 Buddha statues are seated inside perforated stupas.­ The top part of this stupa has been removed to show the Buddha image.­

For more information about Borobudur, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Borobudur

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Jalan Salaman - Mungkid, Borobudur, Indonesia

Photos of Buddha Images from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia.­

Learn more about Buddhism (Wikipedia).

Photos taken in Yogyakarta, commonly known as Jogja (Indonesia)

Most public transportation in the center of the city is done with cycle rickshaws and horse carriages.­ Locals seem to be very attached to those traditional (and environment friendly) modes of transportation.­

Private transportation is mostly by motorcycle, like in the rest of Indonesia.­ There is no legal limit to the number of passengers per motorbike, but you rarely see more than 5 people on a bike.­

Jogja was the starting point of my 2-month motorcycle trip around Indonesia (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores Islands).­ This is here that I rented a motorcycle (a Honda Supra 125cc semi-auto for $65 a month).­ But before hitting the road, I spent a week in Jogja, a lively city that has a very unique atmosphere and a lot of traditions.­

For more information about this city, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Yogyakarta

Photos taken in Indonesia.­

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