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Notes on the Geography of Indonesia: Borobudur 1: Photo 9

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The walkway around one of the square terraces. Both sides of all four levels are covered with reliefs, as well as lined by statues of the Buddha. All together, there are some 1,400 sculptured panels. They illustrate five Buddhist texts and range in subject matter from the worldly to the spiritual--the former at the base of the monument, the latter at the top.

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