The name “” is believed to have been derived from the
Sanskrit words “Vihara Buddha Uhr” the Buddhist Monastery on the hill. The
was built in the eighth century by the Cailendra dynasty and is located at
Magelang, 90 km southeast of , or 42 km
northwest of . Visitors have the
option of going by taxi or public bus to reach this temple. One of the world’s
most famous temples, it stands majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green
fields and distant hills.