Today, we drove to Taman Alum Lumbini, where a replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Yangon, Myanmar) was built. The second highest pagoda outside of Myanmar, it was finished in 2010 by local Chinese buddhists who visit it on holidays.
From Medan in Northern Sumatra, we flew across the equator to Yogyakarta, West Java, where we will be staying at the Phoenix Hotel. A five-star hotel in the heart of the city, we'll be here for three nights while we visit Prambanan (largest Hindu compound in Indonesia), the Sultan's Golden Pavillion and private Water Castle, Borobudur (largest stuppa-style Buddhist monument in the world), and a Ramayana ballet.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Thursday, Mar 15th, Yogyakarta, West Java, Indonesia.