29 February 2020 – Kyoto Sangyo University (KSU) students had a chance to visit Borobudur Temple in Central Java. This trip was part of introducing Indonesian heritage as a part of learning. They went to Borobudur from Lembaga Bahasa Universitas Sanata Dharma (LBUSD) at 8.30 AM by car. Four teachers of Indonesian Language and Culture Intensive Course (ILCIC) accompanied them to Borobudur. After 2 hours, they arrived at Borobudur Temple.
After arrived in Borobudur, they were welcomed by a tour guide that will accompany them to walk around the park. It took one and a half hour for them to know some of the story in this 8-century building. Built by King Samaratungga, from the Syailendra dynasty, Borobudur is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. This temple is the most visited temple in Java island. Our friends from Kyoto thought the same of this mighty building. They were amazed by the architecture of this 1200 years old building. This 1,5 hours of walking were passing very fast. Still, they demanded extra time to explore more inside Borobudur park. However, there was no time left.
After taking several photos in the top level, they had to go down again to go back to Yogyakarta. Before they leave for Jogja, they had a lunch in a restaurant with traditional Javanese cuisine. They went to a local restaurant to try Javanese cuisine. They ate special food such as gurameh bakar, sayur kangkung, lalapan, and mangut wader. They loved to try these traditional Indonesian foods. See you again when you visit Borobudur Temple.