Road to Enlightenment: A Yearly Wesak March to Borobudur


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  • Friday, 10 Jun 2016

YOGYAKARTA: Every year on Wesak Day, thousands of people come to Indonesia's Borobudur temple to celebrate the life, death and enlightenment of the Buddha.

Built in the ninth century, Borobudur is one of the oldest-surviving Buddhist temples, and perhaps one of the faith's biggest relics.

It was restored during the 20th century and is now a Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) heritage site.

On May 21 this year, pilgrims from around the region came here to take part in a parade that saw them marching four km from the Mendut temple to Borobudur.

It would also see them launching 5,000 lanterns into the air later that evening, filling the sky with shimmering lights.

Tune in to The Star TV's mini-documentary "Road to Enlightenment: A Yearly Wesak March to Borobudur" to find out more about this yearly Indonesian festival.


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