International fieldtrip course – learning about Indonesian culture

As the 2-week course in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is about to get to a close, students and staff visited the Borobudur and Prambanan temples yesterday. They learned about Buddhism, Hinduism and the mix of religions that makes Indonesia so fascinating.

The 23 students from UQ and 18 students from UGM (Universitas Gadja Madah) continue their sharing of knowledge and culture through this cultural tour.

Borobudur is a UNESCO Heritage site, built in the 9th century and then abandoned for centuries, until it was re-discovered and renovated. It is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The Prambanan temple is the largest Hindu temple of ancient Java, and the first building was completed in the mid-9th century. 

Photo of the group in Prambanan with the sunset.