World's Figure Who Ever Visits Borobudur

The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama is currently in the area of Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple - Image Credit Wahid Ar

The world's largest Buddhist temple, Borobudur Temple does provide tremendous attraction for anyone who loves cultural tourism trips, even for a world-class traveler though. Although they the world’s travelers have visited other temples in Buddhist countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, or Myanmar there is always a desire to see the Borobudur Temple.

A large temple in Indonesia, this time received extraordinary attention from the media coverage of the world, after the presence of Barack Obama these days, quoting the sites KompasTravel, June 28, Borobudur Temple as a magnet for the lovers of history.

It was later reported that Obama and his family will make a visit to Magelang, specifically to see Borobudur on the sidelines of family holiday in Yogyakarta from June, 28-30th 2017.

The temple is able to dazzle anyone who is visiting this region, even the world's figures visited the temple that was built in the year 800s AD.

Mark Zuckerberg

The founder of the popular social media site, Facebook, visited Borobudur on October 12, 2014 and did it secretly.

His journey has not got much media coverage, except for some of his close friends who know, even though the next day he is scheduled to arrive in Jakarta.

There is even a group of foreign tourists who are also traveling in Borobudur ask for his help to photograph them, without recognizing who he is.

Richard Gere

The famous actor will not miss a visit to Borobudur, because he is a Buddhist.

Gere performs a ritual to surround the temple to trace the level of human life in Buddhism mirrored by the Borobudur reliefs, such as ritual of kamadatu, rupadatu, and finally arupadatu ritual.

Maria Sharapova

Sharapova is renowned as one of the best performers and visiting Borobudur in 2012.

She knows how to enjoy the atmosphere of the temple by enjoying the sunrise from the top of Borobudur, and photographed the moment by posing relaxed.

David Beckham

Beckham visited 2007 using a private jet from Singapore to Yogyakarta.

He gets incredibly tight guards, leaving no media to capture Beckham's visit to Borobudur.

Prince and Princess of Norway

Exactly during their visit on November 28, 2012, Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon and Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit visited Borobudur.

The visit, in order to strengthen the relationship between the state of Indonesia and Norway, then also met the sultanate Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.

Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin visited Borobudur in 1932, perhaps he was the first celebrity to this temple area.

No wonder if he saw the Borobudur Temple in an atmosphere that is still original and is in the restoration, because Borobudur was first discovered in 1814 in the middle of the Java central region jungle.

Princess of Thailand

The Royal Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited on September 10, 2016. Although not her first visit, the Princess had previously visited Borobudur in 1986 and 1989.

President of Ukraine

Petro Poroschenko with his wife visited in 2016, even he had time to ask about the relief contained in the entire building of the temple.

This is a deep concern of the president, having previously visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Obama's visit with his family, his wife and two daughters, Sasha and Malia provide a new perspective for Borobudur Temple and other adjacent temple areas, such as Prambanan Temple as one of the obligatory excursions for tourists who love the historical tours.

Source: S Agmasari – KompasTravel
Image: Wahid Ar


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