BOROBUDUR TEMPLE COMPOUNDS, INDONESIA
Residents: 121,205 (2016)
Domestic Visitors: 3,392,993
International Visitors: 185,394
Total Visitors: 3,578,387 (2015)
Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple and sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design reflects India's influence on the region, yet incorporates enough indigenous scenes and elements to make it uniquely Indonesian.
The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.
Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.
It ranks alongside Cambodia's Angkor Wat and Myanmar's Bagan as one of the great archeological sites of Southeast Asia.