The Temples of Java
Borobudur & Prambanan (Indonesia Travel Guide)
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In Central Java, two massive temples rise as witness to the greatness of two empires – one Buddhist and one Hindu. Borobudur, the main temple site of the Buddhist Sailendra Dynasty (760-830) sprawls horizontally, in deference to its stupa-mound inspiration. Prambanan, built by the Late Sanjaya (830-1016) Hindu empire that displaced the Sailendras, on the other hand, soars vertically, resembling the Hindu architecture of South Indian dynasties. We have created this Approach Guides eBook to help visitors understand these two world-class sites, as well as Java’s broader architectural tradition.
This guide offers a condensed, yet comprehensive overview of Javanese stone architecture, from its origins in the fifth century until 1527. In providing this overview, we traverse a vast temple landscape that spans many Buddhist and Hindu Empires, including the Early Sanjaya / Mataram (732-760), Sailendra (760-830), Late Sanjaya (830-1016), Singosari (1222-92) and the Majapahit (1292-1527). For each of these empires, our discussion provides:
• a brief historical review;
• its religious orientation (and how this manifests itself in the architecture);
• a review of the temple building style, including both architecture and sculptural decoration;
• how this style related and contributed to the two overarching architectural styles (in Central Java and East Java);
• our picks for the best, most well-preserved temple sites.
Finally, this Approach Guides eBook concludes with a rather comprehensive discussion of the two most iconic structures in Javanese architecture, Borobudur and Prambanan.
We hope you enjoy what we believe is a totally unique cultural guide to some of the best temple sites in Java and wish you a wonder-filled cultural experience!
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- 5,99 €
- Category: Asia
- Published: 11 January 2014
- Publisher: Www.approachguides.com
- Print Length: 47 Pages
- Language: English