Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 1
Borobudur is a four-sided pyramid, with four square platforms nested atop one another and topped by three near-circular ones. The east side, shown here, is the intended avenue of approach, but this fact can only be distinguished by finding the beginnings of the stories that are illustrated on the otherwise identical walls of the four sides. The summit pagoda was added by the Dutch and is perfunctory: the shape of the original cap is unknown.
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