Heading to Yogyakarta the main attraction for us was just outside the city: The stunning Borobudur Temple, the UNESCO largest Buddhist temple in the world!
The largest Buddhist temple in the world, a huge monument to this religion standing mysteriously atop a hill on the outskirts of Yogyakarta. Ever since I saw images of the characteristic and unique perforated stupas around the top of this enormous temple I knew it was somewhere I just had to visit. One of the religious wonders of the world, to Buddhism what the Vatican is to Catholics, the Blue Mosque to Muslims, the Taj Mahal to Hindus and the wailing wall to the Jewish and well deserving of its UNESCO world heritage status. It ranks alongside ancient wonders such as Bagan and Angkor Wat and is was one of highlights of our time exploring Asia!