Borobudur in the dusk
Hi guys! I’m sorry I’ve been quiet lately, perhaps most of you didn’t notice at all. I’ve been busy at work with my event and haven’t really been inspired to go through my photos to upload on Borobudur until now. I have too many pictures of Borobudur so you’ll just have to bear with the many parts of images I’ll be posting up the next few days.
Candi Borobudur is a UNESCO site which was rediscovered by Sir stamford Raffles who founded Singapore and made it the key export and import harbour in South East Asia. We owe a lot to him and yet I never knew that is contributions were bigger and larger than just what he did in Singapore.
We did a sunrise tour which was about $42 SGD which gave us an “exclusive” view of the temple before the locals (Though there where too many tourist to call it exclusive) Nevertheless, we climbed up in the dark and we could barely see the shapes of the domes that surround us.
I think its quite a wondrous thing to slowly discover the beauty of your surroundings, as the light slowly peeked in…you see the shadows and layers of the domes that surround you. You’re suddenly realise theres about over a hundred of these surrounding you. And as the morning mist descend on the landscape, it feels almost like a magical period has entered.
The mountains appear behind the mist and surround us and you feel like you’re in the centre of the world. I can easily see why this is a UNESCO site. Sometimes its not just about the place but also the surrounding and it’s atmosphere, even though there were so many tourist it was still so beautiful.