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... fables and folk tales, many of which concern animals. The main body contains superbly carved panels depicting bodhisattva, buddhas –to-be, and Buddhist godesses. These are the largest reliefs found on any Indonesian temple.
Mendut also contains three of the finest Buddhist statues in the world; a magnificent 3 metre tall figure of the seated Sakyamuni Buddha, flanked on his left and right by Bodhisattva Vajrapani and ...
... of Hindu and around the walls are stone carvings depicting different tales such as the Ramayana or the Karma Sutra. One of the temples is currently being restored as some of it is unsafe so we had to wear hard hats to go in! The kids took us down from the temples to where they think the best place to take a photo is and we agree with them. The girl also asked us to fill out her assessment book and we realised that they were both trainee guides. We also got some funny ...
... it was made better by the imposing mt merapi sprouting smok eat the backdrop and the rising ball of red sun.
Mt merapi erupted twice in the near future the most recent being in 2010. With its frequency increasing it appears that the next eruption will be in 2014 which makes you wonder how the people build their homes thinking that one day everything might be wiped out. Lush greenery gave way to barren greyness.
The rest of the tour brought us to ...
... br> expect), and they seemed to like my Glaswegian version of their
language, it at least think it was funny.
Eventually I reached the viewing point, but the volcano was shrouded
in ash and I couldn't see a thing. By that time I had to give up on the temples at
Borubudur as I was likely to miss sunset and my bum was sore from
sitting on a roasting leather motorbike seat for two hours. That's
right - I ...