Java – Borobudur – Dancing and music while we ate. A walk in the tropical garden.

Lunch was superb. The food delicious and different. Dancing girls and Javanese music. Followed by a walk through a garden with exotic flowers and birds.

A great day.

Java – The Majestic Buddhist Temple of Borobudur

Once standing on an island in the middle of a lake the fantastic temple laid buried under volcanic ash for centuries. Now dug out and restored it is a treasure trove of images, statues, friezes and splendour. It rivals Angkor Wat for its awe and wonder. We spent hours climbing up on it and looking out towards the surrounding volcanoes. Magnificent.