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... 4 times to 'read' all the stories depicted. On the top there are lots of stupas with a Buddha sculpture inside. Buddha sculptures are absolutely everywhere and I counted about (...) 500 in total! In the top is a big stupa about 10 meters in diameter. I spent hours walking around after my guided your finished (was only 1 hour), just looking at the reliefs trying to decipher some of it. I had some not very detailed description with me. The lowest level is the best understood as it shows ...
... so had a prop for the 'Have you visited any other temples?' question,
Since then we've been zoning out and resting up in the Losmen. Out tonight to explore the town and book our train to for Jakarta tomorrow evening, from thence to Borneo!
Almost two thirds of the way through the trip already; it's flying by, However I am adequately tanned and no holiday tummy so far so I'd say that's a tick in the 'job done' box so far :)
Today we woke up at 5 in the morning to got out and see Borobudur a massive Buddhist monument with a stupa on top surrounded by massive bells with Buddhas inside. All the school girls visiting the monument were frothing Danny's dreads - the temple was interesting but a lot of it had been restored so it was hard to say what was original. Came back to Yogyakarta and had Maccas for lunch which was a ...
We spent the day visiting the city sights of Yogyakarta. First was the Sultan's Palace or 'Kraton', which may have been grand in its day but felt a little rough around the edges. However, once inside we were treated to a rather bizarre puppet show. We then wandered past the underground Mosque to the Taman Sari (Water ...
... a meeting with one of the princes of the Yogyakarta royal family to host me for my stay there, but this meeting was set for the night before my arrival. Thus when I arrived, I had no contacts, no place to stay, no phone, no Internet, no map and no sense of direction. Luckily it’s never too big a problem in Indonesia, and soon I found a local to drive me to a hotel with wifi. After trying to contact my host, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking