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My hotel room on the beach is proving to be a nice place to say goodbye to Indonesia. I'm preparing for the epic journey of Semarang to Jakarta to Singapore to Tokyo to Portland. Its been fun. I'll be back and by then I will speak Indonesian. That way when the locals are making fun of my goofy, tall, white ass I will at least know what they are saying.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Taking over 75 years to build around 800 ad, it is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It has over 2500 relief carvings and 500 statues of Buddha, though much was pillaged while the temple was abandoned after the rise of Islam around the 15th century. Despite it's amazing visual experience, I was the most popular thing here on this day. I took over twenty pictures with Indonesians and some even asked if they could just walk around with me. I don't really get why. A tall, hairy, white guy I guess is more interesting.
Top to Bottom:
1. These domes, at the very top of the temple, each have a statue of Buddha inside. They say that you are supposed to reach in and make a wish, so I did.
2. I thought that this guy had a nice view.
3. One of the many relief carvings, each telling a different story. You can see that a head has been stolen.