Borobudur

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Borobudur, also transcribed Barabudur is a 7th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple.[1] The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.

Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple design follows Javanese Buddhist architecture.

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  1. "Borobudur Temple Compounds". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 28 December 2008.