Miksic, John N and Timbul Haryono Borobudur: Majestic Mysterious Magnificent, Indonesia: BAB Publishing, 2010.
Buddhism might not have originated in Indonesia, but one of the world’s greatest Buddhist monuments stands handsomely in a volcano-rimmed valley on the island of Java in Indonesia. Celebrating the 9th-century wonder that models the Buddhist conception of the universe and has never failed to attract visits from thousands of tourists and spiritual pilgrims from the world over each year, this beautiful book provides insightful and inspiring texts from scholars who have dedicated years of their time studying the mystical monuments that are combined with attractive photos. Those who are keen on learning more about architecture, archaeolofy and ancient Asian history will find the deftly written texts in this volume as good reference. Those who merely want to keep a token to treasure the historical and monumental construction will find this book perfect to adjourn the coffee tables at their home.