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Advent calendar 2020: 9. Borobudur, Indonesia

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Advent calendar 2020: 9. Borobudur, Indonesia

Borobudur is a 9th century Buddhist temple on Java, Indonesia. At that time, the Indonesian archipelago was ruled by Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms. The temple was then abandoned and covered by jungle, only to be rediscovered in the 19th century. The Dutch East Indies colonial administration and later the Republic of Indonesia undertook a series […]

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Explore orienteering in Thailand. Image by Raphael Mak in Chiang Mai

The archipelago of Indonesia is very diverse, whether of history, ethnicity or culture. Historically ruled by Hindu and Muslim kingdoms (some of which still exist at a regional level), later under Dutch colonial rule, today’s Indonesia is a blend of Indonesian, Dutch and Chinese influences. You’ll never get bored in Indonesia—each island, each city, each […]