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BOROBUDUR

Borobudur Temple is located in Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world’s largest Buddhist Temple, which made of 55000 m 3 of volcanic rock that’s more than 2 millions blocks of carved stone and has galleries measuring 2500m. Borobudur is the name of the temple, and also the name of the area around the temple which is called Borobudur Sub District. It is situated on the south side of Magelang Regency, the Province of Central Java, Indonesia. Approximately 41 kms from Jogjakarta.

It was a very high season for tourism due to schools holidays, but we had to attend a national conference in one of university in Jogjakarta. My bad luck that I have to search a hotel door to door, fortunately we found a room even the owner said for only a night not more. But it is enough, while I thought we will go right after the conference.
After the conference it was so late, its impossible to get back to Jakarta by bus or train, so we spent a night in hotel, then I thought tomorrow morning we will find bus or train, when flight was to much impossible for the very high rate in this high season. In the morning we joined a queuing in front of ticket window at train station, not more than 20 minutes we found that train tickets were sold out, and we got nothing to go back to Jakarta. The sound of my cell, give me a fortune to joined robotic team from my university that had a competition in Jogjakarta also. They would come to Borobudur in back trip to Jakarta. It was a very good moment for me, since my high school I have not seen Borobudur again.

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Jacques Dumarcay a France architect stated that Borobudur Temple was built at the victory of Syailendra dynasty, it is about year 750 - 850.

In desperately to find something for my kids, we saw an old lady selling kids toy, a very ancient kids toy, its called ‘gasing’. Well its look great to teach our kids to ancient toys… so I decided to buy 2 ‘gasing’ for only Rp. 5000. Wow, how wonderful, i will teach them to know a traditional toy, than some kind like electronic toys.

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