|Acknowledged as the world's biggest Buddhist monument, the magnificent Borobudur Temple in Central Java will be brought back to its glorious heydays with music, dance, and theatrical play when the grand performance of Mahakarya Borobudur or The Borobudur Masterpiece is staged at the Aksobya Stage, at the Borobudur Temple Compound on 10th October 2015.
Aptly entitled "When History Comes to Life", the annual grand performance will re-enact the story behind the construction of this magnificent monument along with illustrations of life in 8th century Central Java under the reign of Syailendra dynasty.
The show will involve no less than 200 performers from local art communities and the Solo Institute of Arts, both expressed in traditional and contemporary elements. Backed by the spectacular setting of Borobudur Temple itself, the Mahakarya will be accompanied by a complete traditional gamelan orchestra.
Through this fabulous performance, the audience will be taken back in time to the daily life of Javanese villages during the era, watch a parade of ancient Mataram Kingdom troops,a gala dinner of Javanese royalty, the complex construction of Borobudur Temple, as well as Buddhism rituals conducted in the temple.
Located on the island of Java, Borobudur temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. It covers an enormous area, measuring 123 x 123 meters. The monument is a marvel of design, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The architecture and stonework of this temple has no equal. The temple has remained strong even through ten centuries of neglect. It was rediscovered in 1815, buried under volcanic ash. In the 1970's the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur to its former majesty The restoration took eight years to complete and today Borobudur is one of Indonesia and the world's most valued cultural
The Mahakarya Borobudur show will start on 07.00pm West Indonesia Time, with tickets ranging from IDR800,000 (Platinum), IDR600,000(Gold), IDR300,000(Festival),IDR100,000(Students).
The Borobudur temple is easiest reached from the cities of Yogyakarta, Solo or Semarang
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