American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A ruined Buddhist shrine in central Java, Indonesia. Dating probably from the ninth century, the ruins include intricately carved stone blocks illustrating episodes in the life of Buddha.
“How long would it take to make a city like that completely invisible, just like happened to ancient monuments such as Borobudur or the Mayan temples.”
“While Bali lacks the huge temple complexes such as Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, on the neighboring island of Java and Angkor Wat in nearby Cambodia, it does offer a chance to see temples in a variety of gorgeous settings.”
“Among destinations included in the Orient Holiday package are diving adventures in Bunaken and Raja Ampat, tours of historical sites such as Borobudur and Prambanan, ecotourism in Komodo Island and Bali, and cultural tours to the Saung Udjo Angklung Studio and batik producers in Surakarta.”
“It is inspired by a sculptural panel at Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist temple in central Java.”
“Over the years they have developed Borobudur-level subsidence, perky bumps, and potentially dangerous fissures.”
“All of this set in the rice fields of Indonesia and a 9th-century Buddhist temple at Borobudur.”
“Vegas showgirls Kaylani Paliotta and Lisa Tilley lost valuable time when they had to settle their cab fare before checking into the Pit Stop at Indonesia's Borobudur Temple, ultimately in last place.”
“As for the ruins themselves, many are quite impressive not Borobudur or Angkor Wat impressive, but not overrun with touts and hawkers, either.”
“In 1006, Merapi delivered a paroxysm that decimated the Hindu Kingdom of Mataram and buried the grand Buddhist temple of Borobudur, an edifice carved from the lava of previous Merapi eruptions.”
“One of the world's greatest ancient monuments, Borobudur was the largest in Southeast Asia at the time.”
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