11 Aug '15, 11am

Alternatives to #Bali - six Indonesian destinations to explore

Alternatives to #Bali - six Indonesian destinations to explore

Built between the 8th and 9th centuries in the peaceful rural heartland of central Java, it is composed of six square terraces topped by three circular ones, with finely carved gateways, stupas and scenes from Javanese life etched into stone. The structure is thought to be a walk-through mandala, a spiritual symbol representing the universe, and devotees can walk around the bottom terraces of the structure, which represent the everyday world, before gradually making their way to the top circular terrace representing nirvana, or enlightenment.

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