Borobudur and around

The travel business is all too ready to attach a superlative to the most mundane of sights. However, even travellers of a less world-weary age had little doubt, after they set their eyes on this feast of stone, that they were witnessing one of the wonders of the world. The German traveller Johan Scheltema in his 1912 book Monumental Java, wrote that he felt the “fructifying touch of heaven; when tranquil love descends in waves of contentment, unspeakable satisfaction”.

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