Villa Sumbing Indah
Travel Blogs from Borobudur
... were closed. Apparently all museums in Indonesia are closed on Mondays! Combined with the fact that it was cold, damp and cloudy with no views to be had at all meant that after a coffee break i headed off to the Prambanan complex – the best remaining examples of Javas period of Hindu cultural development. The ride took ages however so i didn’t get there until 4:30pm and as it shuts at 5:30pm decided to visit another day (maybe) ...
Peter, Bea and I had arranged a private jeep and the driver was here nice and early before we set off at 9.30am. We went to two temples. The first was Mendut temple, which houses a large 3m high buddha. There are huge mystical banyon trees and other beautiful specimens, where we saw big spiders and quite a big lizard. They also have very big butterflies here which ...
... is falling hard and fast,
Yet the bus keeps racing past,
****! We’re going really fast,
Will this journey be our last?
On a bus, in Indonesia,
We calm ourselves by eating biscuits,
Behind the driver as our lives are risked,
Has there ever been a trip as scary as this?
In shock and Oreos we sit,
On a Bus, In Indonesia.
The relief was apparent at the speed of which ...
... that to be had. There are few people about in Ubud after 2100 so there is a real difference in one place and another. But none the less there are more than enough places offering solitude, the chance to lay back and learn a bit about this enchanted island. Or you can trek, swim,surf, dive and get some sun or just be a temple freak like me. You have a wide choice.
But Ubud seemed to offer a gentle mixture of quite a few things. And also for me a lot of ...
... and other ravages of nature. The temple was not rediscovered until the 19th century. A first restoration campaign, supervised by Theodor van Erp, was undertaken shortly after the turn of the century. A second one was led more recently (1973-82).
The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural centre: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, ...