Even in the pre-dawn light it’s dark, a small torch helps navigate the path. The first view of the temple is silhouettes. Climbing its steep steps, Buddha images appear. Higher up small stupas encase the Buddha statues. Ultimately, the large central stupa appears vertically in front of me. The mist that hangs in the still air make the structures around me appear cloaked in secrecy. The sky now turning a brilliant blue, rays of orange light burst from the far horizon bathing Borobudur temple in a soft light, spilling the carvings stories as it has for the last 1200 years.
Bruce and partner Deb have lived aboard Matilda a Hans Christian Christina yacht for the past 7 years. We are full time cruisers who have travelled the east coast of Australia and are now exploring SE Asia waters.