Cultural Resorts for Asian Travel

     Cultural travel does not have to be challenging the moment you walk out your door to go to the airport. There are cultural resorts all over the world. Cultural resorts for Asian Travel are exotic, especially in Bali, and Java. The cultural experience is filled with the smell of rice and spices cooking, and palm offerings woven with flowers and incense carefully arranged for the offering to the good spirits and the bad spirits. The biggest feast is for the eyes as you pass terraced rice fields teeming with green lush growth. Java, which is located with Sumatra to the West, Bali, to the East, and Borneo to the North, and Christmas island to the South.  Java is the thirteenth largest island in the world.

 

Borneo to the North

Mt. Semeru and Mt. Bromo, East Java, Indonesia. Photograph by jpatokal

Mt. Semeru and Mt. Bromo, East Java, Indonesia. Photograph by jpatokal

 

    Christmas Island to the South

     Cultural resorts in Java are splendid, and have tours to the famous temple, Borobudur which was built in the 9th century during the time when Mahayana Buddhism was primary in Java. The temple is one of the best preserved ancient temples in the world and is a masterpiece in stone. Amanjiwo, a beautiful cultural resort in Java, (meaning peaceful soul) has an amphitheatre and is a short walk away from Borobudur. Borobudur is one of the world’s UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

Borobudur is a pleasant walk or bicycle ride from Amanjiwo. The 9th-century sanctuary occupies a modest plateau and is made up of more than a million cut-stone blocks, 1,460 stone relief panels and 504 life-size Buddha statues, each sculpted from a single stone. From the top gallery of Borobudur, one can enjoy panoramic views of Central Java. Except for the faint shimmer of Amanjiwo, the view has changed little over the centuries, embracing the Kedu Plain and its surrounding villages, looming Mount Sumbing, the twin volcanic mountains of Merbabu and Merapi and the Menoreh Hills.

     Cultural resorts in Asia are world wonders themselves, and are created with the cultural tourist in mind. If you would like to know more about Amanjiwo and Bobodudur, you can read the full article here.

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