I was on a mission to visit Borobudur for sunrise. Not to view it from a hill across the valley but to actually be ON it as the sun rises. This was more expensive to arrange then I expected and perhaps didn’t quite live up to my hopes but it was still lovely and led to a few decent photos.

A few facts, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Borobudur is a 9th century Buddhist Monument.

The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.

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