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Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Magelang, Central Java
Built Originally built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty
Restored 1835
Restored by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
Architect Gunadharma
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, vi
Designated 1991 (15th session)
Part of Borobudur Temple Compounds
Reference no. 592
State Party  Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia

Borobudur, or Barabudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple.

The temple has nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated Stupa.

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