Java Jaunt: Final Trip for 2014

the stay (Hyatt Regency Hotel) ~ the destination (Yogyakarta Java) ~ the excursion (UNESCO ruins)

The 8th-century Borobudur sanctuary near Yogyakarta is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, and is notable for incorporating about 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues into its structure, telling the story of the life of the Buddha. As the visitor ascends through the eight levels of the temple, the story unfolds, the final three levels simply containing stupas and statues of the Buddha.

The archaeological remains are considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

The nearby 9th-century temple complex at Prambanan contains some of the best preserved examples of Hindu temple architecture in Java. The temple complex comprises eight main shrines, surrounded by 224 smaller shrines.

Both are UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites and can be viewed on a one-day trip if you get an early start before dawn and finish after dark and a sensational sunset.

Rainbow Tourism Recommended

Photos by The Rainbow Rambler | Dee Farrell on location on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

2014 prayer for peace in 2015

deven atop

Gay & Lesbian Welcoming Tourism Operators

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