The ancient temple Borobudur, located in Mageland, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are about 504 statues of Buddha throughout the Borobudur monument, including the largest in the world. These Buddha statues express six different mudras (hand positions) depending on their placement in the monument.
The ancient structure wasn’t always in good condition. The structure needed restoration after it was abandoned for nearly 1,000 years, and in 1968 the “Save Borobudur” campaign was launched to preserve the temple. During this process an extensive drainage system was put in place to prevent the erosion that was caused by the constant downpours the area experiences. It took over eight years, but Borobudur has been restored to was it was 1,200 years ago, a historic treasure of Southeast Asia.