INDONESIA - Pawon & Mendut

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DSCF3340The Pawon, Mendut and Borobudur Temple is located on a straight line, suggesting there was a symbolic meaning that binds these temples.



DSCF3307First stop, Pawon Temple. Located 1.75km northeast of Borobudur.


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DSCF3310It is believed that Pawon Temple served to purify the mind prior to ascending Borobudur.


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DSCF3312View of Mount Merapi from the temple.


P2010996Next up is Mendut Temple. Located another 1.15km northeast from Pawon Temple.


P2010997A description of the temple.


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DSCF3315From the left is Boddhisatva Avalokitesvara, Dhyani Buddha Vairocana and Boddhisatva Vajrapani.


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DSCF3335Although the exact ritual process is unknown, there is a religious relationship between the three temples.


DSCF3342In modern times, during Wesak, Buddhist observes the annual ritual by walking from Mendut to Pawon and finally to Borobudur.


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DSCF3368The tour guide brought us to a Salak plantation.


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DSCF3371Salak is an important fruit of Yogyakarta.


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DSCF3376The spines of the Salak tree.


DSCF3378The fruit is also known as snake fruit due to the reddish-brown scaly skin.


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DSCF3382Salak fruit for sale at the roadside.


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DSCF3313My next destination is heading up towards Mount Merapi.


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