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About Borobudur


Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely Kamadhatu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades. Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Raffles, the then British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.


Etymology


In Indonesian, ancient temples are known as candi; thus "Borobudur Temple" is locally known as Candi Borobudur. The term candi is also used more loosely to describe any ancient structure, for example gates and bathing structures. The origins of the name Borobudur however are unclear although the original names of most ancient Indonesian temples are no longer known.The name Borobudur was first written in Sir Thomas Raffles' book on Javan history.Raffles wrote about a monument called borobudur, but there are no older documents suggesting the same name.The only old Javanese manuscript that hints at the monument as a holy Buddhist sanctuary is Nagarakertagama, written by Mpu Prapanca in 1365.

The name 'Bore-Budur', and thus 'BoroBudur', is thought to have been written by Raffles in English grammar to mean the nearby village of Bore; most candi are named after a nearby village. If it followed Javanese language, the monument should have been named 'BudurBoro'. Raffles also suggested that 'Budur' might correspond to the modern Javanese word Buda ('ancient') However, another archaeologist suggests the second component of the name ('Budur') comes from Javanese term bhudhara (or mountain).





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Bali tourism offers an interesting saga to the people who love to travel and explore new places. The Bali travel guide provides you detailed information on these important aspects of tourism in Bali. If you have decided to explore Bali this time, then the upcoming information would certainly help you to know about the place and the colorful people.

Tourism in Bali is an important factor behind the country's economy. The ministry of Culture in Bali looks after the tourism at present. Meeting the vibrant and pleasant people of Bali is a fascinating experience for the international tourists. The tourists always prefer to visit this colorful city, in order to indulge in complete luxury and opulence.

How to Get To Bali

A reputed airway would be the best medium to reach Bali. Once you are at the Indonesian International airport, reaching Bali would not be a problem for you. There is another important factor regarding Bali tourism and that is transportation in Bali. The government buses and the private cars are the predominant modes of transportation here. So, it is quite easily discernable that commuting from one part of the island to another would not be a problem for you.
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UBUD BALI


Ubud
Dari Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia, ensiklopedia bebas

Ubud adalah sebuah tempat peristirahatan di daerah kabupaten Gianyar, pulau Bali, Indonesia. Ubud terutama terkenal di antara para wisatawan mancanegara karena lokasi ini terletak di antara sawah dan hutan yang terletak di antara jurang-jurang gunung yang membuat alam sangat indah. Selain itu Ubud dikenal karena seni dan budaya yang berkembang sangat pesat dan maju. Denyut nadi kehidupan masyarakat Ubud tidak bisa dilepaskan dari kesenian. Di sini banyak pula terdapat galeri-galeri seni, serta arena pertunjukan musik dan tari yang digelar setiap malam secara bergantian di segala penjuru desa. Sudah sejak tahun 1930-an, Ubud terkenal di antara wisatawan barat. Kala itu pelukis Jerman; Walter Spies dan pelukis Belanda; Rudolf Bonnet menetap di sana. Mereka dibantu oleh Cokorda Gede Agung Sukawati, dari Puri Agung Ubud. Sekarang karya mereka bisa dilihat di Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud.

Taman Safari Bogor

How To visit Taman Safari Indonesia ?

The location Taman Safari Indonesia is in the highway between Jakarta and Bandung West Java. It is just 80 km drive from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport Jakarta or only 1.5 – 2 hours by vehicle. While from Bandung , it is 78 km or 3 hours by car. If using a public transportation / bus from Jakarta or Bandung, stop at Cisarua / Safari T-Intersection then continue by Ojek (hired motorcyle) or Angkot (local public transportation) to reach Taman Safari Indonesia in 10 minutes.

If you take a bus form Jakarta , you go to Kampung Rambutan The Bus station in East Jakarta, or you can take the train or bus to Bogor, then transit by Angkot ( Public Transportation) to Cisarua and continue by the mini angkot to Taman Safari Indonesia .

From Soekarno Hatta International Airport, you can take DAMRI Bus direct to Bogor City then transit to public transportation to Cianjur or Cisarua. Stop at the Safari T-intersection then continue by Ojek (hired motorcyle) or Angkot (local public transportation) to reach Taman Safari Indonesia in 10 minutes.


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Danau Maninjau Sumatera Barat

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Danau Maninjau adalah sebuah danau di kecamatan Tanjung Raya, Kabupaten Agam, provinsi Sumatra Barat, Indonesia. Danau ini terletak sekitar 140 kilometer sebelah utara Kota Padang, ibukota Sumatera Barat, 36 kilometer dari Bukittinggi, 27 kilometer dari Lubuk Basung, ibukota Kabupaten Agam. Maninjau yang merupakan danau vulkanik ini berada di ketinggian 461,50 meter di atas permukaan laut. Luas Maninjau sekitar 99,5 km² dan memiliki kedalaman maksimum 495 meter. Cekungannya terbentuk karena letusan Gunung yang bernama Sitinjau (menurut legenda setempat), hal ini dapat terlihat dari bentuk bukit sekeliling danau yang menyerupai seperti dinding. Menurut legenda di Ranah Minang, keberadaan Danau Maninjau berkaitan erat dengan kisah Bujang Sembilan. Danau Maninjau merupakan sumber air untuk sungai bernama Batang Antokan. Di salah satu bagian danau yang merupakan hulu dari Batang Antokan terdapat PLTA Maninjau. Puncak tertinggi diperbukitan sekitar Danau Maninjau dikenal dengan nama Puncak Lawang. Untuk bisa mencapai Danau Maninjau jika dari arah Bukittinggi maka akan melewati jalan berkelok-kelok yang dikenal dengan Kelok 44 sepanjang kurang lebih 10 KM mulai dari Ambun Pagi sampai ke Maninjau.

Danau ini tercatat sebagai danau terluas kesebelas di Indonesia. Sedangkan di Sumatera Barat, Maninjau merupakan danau terluas kedua setelah Danau Singkarak yang memiliki luas 129,69 km² yang berada di dua kabupaten yaitu Kabupaten Tanah Datar dan Kabupaten Solok. Di sekitar Danau Maninjau terdapat fasilitas wisata, seperti Hotel(Maninjau Indah Hotel, Pasir Panjang Permai) serta penginapan dan restoran.

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Kota Wisata Cibubur

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Jalan-jalan bersama keluarga ke Kota wisata Cibubur,Kami benar2 mendapatkan suasana yang lain.seperti kami sedang berwisata keluar negri,begitu masuk kota wisata kami melihat banyak bangunan yang bertema eropa,juga setelah kami memasuki kawasan kampung cina kami seperti benar2 berada di negri cina,wah pastinya sangat memuaskan,bagus sekali untuk diabadikan untuk foto-foto wisata kami.



Kampoeng Cina di Kota Wisata Cibubur


JAKARTA – Sebuah kawasan elit dengan ciri khusus bernuansa serba Cina, yakni ”Kampoeng Cina” lengkap dengan 208 kios yang menjual barang- barang produksi impor dari negara tirai bambu itu, Minggu (15/9) diresmikan di kawasan Kota Wisata, Cibubur.
Pengunjung yang masuk ke Kampoeng Cina, akan melewati gerbang utama yang disebut Gerbang Kemakmuran yang bagian atapnya dihiasi sepasang naga dengan nuansa Cina masa lalu. Melewati Dragon Gate ini, pengunjung akan disambut kompleks Istana Tua Kota Terlarang atau Forbidden City. Keseluruhan Kampoeng Cina ini dikelilingi tembok besar Cina atau Great Wall.
Manajer Marketing Kota Wisata, Yusido kepada wartawan pada acara grand opening dan peresmian Kampoeng Cina ini mengatakan, dibukanya Kampoeng Cina ini juga merupakan sebuah peluang usaha bagi pedagang dan importir. Mereka bisa bergabung dengan usahawan, importir, dan pedagang yang telah lebih dulu meramaikan Cina Trade Centre ini.
Menurut Yusido, kehadiran Kampoeng Cina sebagai pusat perdagangan produk Cina terbesar di Indonesia, tampaknya memiliki momentum yang tepat. Hal tersebut dilihat ketika berbagai produk dari Cina ini menembus pasar dunia termasuk Indonesia dengan harga relatif murah dan mutu terjamin. Dengan demikian, Kampoeng Cina selain sebagai tempat wisata, juga surga belanja. (sur)







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Sea World Indonesia

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Indonesia, sebuah negara kepulauan terdiri dari 17.508 pulau terhampar sepanjang 5000 km di garis khatulistiwa dengan panjang garis pantainya mencapai 81.000 km, sehingga negara Indonesia sering disebut sebagai negara maritim. Sejak dahulu, masyarakat Indonesia telah menjadikan laut sebagai urat nadi kehidupannya.

Dibawah perairan lautnya yang senantiasa di sinari oleh cahaya matahari terbentang kehidupan bawah laut yang sangat menakjubkan. Lebih dari 450 jenis karang dan ribuan jenis spons telah ditemukan. Sekitar 3.500 jenis ikan laut hanya ditemukan di perairan Indonesia yang merupakan sekitar 37% dari seluruh jumlah spesies ikan laut di dunia.

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Dugong at SeaWorld Indonesia
Bring your family to meet this cute yet endangered marine mammal. Learn more about its life and find out why it is important to save them from extinction.



3000 piranhas
Begin in June 2007, SeaWorld Indonesia marks its 13th anniversary with thousands of ferocious piranhas in one huge aquarium. See it first!

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AquArapaima
Open on October 6, 2007, AquArapaima is home to the giants from Amazon. About 19 Arapaima gigas in different size from small up to over 2 m in length live with other smaller fishes such as red-tail catfish, pacu, and alligator gar. The concept of AquArapaima brings every visitor to experience the view of underwater Amazon river while seeing a family of Arapaima gigas at the same time.


White Crocodile at SeaWorld Indonesia
Far from legend and fairy tale, white crocs do exist. These rare animals are now inhabit SeaWorld Indonesia.



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