This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was after two volcano climbs that I got up extremely early to go and see this stunning temple. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. There is something about these multiple identical Buddha statues all around you that gives great peace. Wherever you turn, he is there.