Borobudur temple complex
Perhaps the greatest Buddhist monument in South East Asia, The huge temple complex of Borobudur juts from the top of a hill 40 kilometres out from Yogyakarta. Its 1500 9th century decorative panels along its multi-tiered terraces show depictions of Buddhist teachings and its 400 Buddha images within chambered stupas that surround the central stupa combine to create a special ancient treasure. Be sure to walk clockwise around the site; to walk the other way will bring bad luck! Keep your eyes on the beautiful relief work; the images are finely detailed and wonderfully hewn and magic insight into pre-Islam Java.