Borobudur temple in Java Indonesia, which is known as the biggest Buddhist temple in the world was recognized by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as a World Heritage Site.
Every year, in the first full moon evening of May, thousand of Buddhist monks celebrate in the antique, unique ten thousands year’s old temple, the birth, the illumination and the death of Buddha.
For the visitor who intends to take part in the event it is recommended to make arrangements for his lodging and the drive, in advance.
At the event’s evening, the locals and tourist visitors are exposed to a marvelous view. The full moon lights a mass of monks wearing orange gowns march with candles and flowers in their hands. The pilgrim monks, march in the darkness, in a long convoy from the village Mendut toward the temple in order to pray and lay an offering to Buddha who sit in the peak of the antique temple.
The ceremonies, the pilgrim’s march and the holly antique temple ensure the visitor, unconsidered his religion, an esthetic experience in an unforgettable spiritual and cultural atmosphere.