I am a big enthusiast of ancient places because they are silent witnesses of societies who lived long before us. When visiting those sites I often imagine how life feels like at the time when the site was still in use. Sometimes I also imagine ancient people walking down the alley of ancient temples or royal families sleeping in their rooms. For me, one of the most intriguing features of an ancient site is its carvings, statues and all other things which decorate the site. It is amazing to know that hundreds, even thousands of years ago human already had the ability to do such craftmanship.
In this post you can find photos of carvings which adorn the great Buddhist temple of Borobudur and the elegant Hindu temples of Prambanan. Both were built around 800 AD during Medang (Old Mataram) Kingdom’s rule in Java. Although it was not the greatest kingdom in Indonesian history, but it had with no doubt left the greatest heritage, in terms of monuments and buildings.
You can also click here to read the story of Borobudur and Prambanan in my earlier post.
Bye for now.
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