Borobudur, hidden buddhas

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This is the view from the top of Borobudur, a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument looks like a giant inverted bell from a distance, but actually consists of six square platforms, ringed by seated buddhas and stupas.

Inside each of these conical shapes, just faintly visible if you peek into the cracks, is a meditating buddha.

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