500 budha statue

This ia an ancient Buddha temple, they call it as Borobudur,Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated Stupa
Borobudar a name deriving from an expression meaning 'Mountain of accumulation of merits of the ten states of Bodhisattva' is commonly thought of as a Buddhist structure, yet its initial construction was planned and conducted by Hindu builders sometime around 775AD. The enormous first and second terraces were completed by a declining Hindu dynasty, construction was then halted for some years, and later, from 790 to 835 AD,the Buddhist Sailendra dynasty continued and finally completed the great stupa. The huge stone mass might have then been permanently abandoned, for it was difficult to adapt to the needs of Buddhism. However, leaving in evidence such an obvious manifestation of Hinduism was probably not deemed politically correct and thus the unfinished Shiva temple was transformed into the world's largest Buddhist stupa. After 832 AD the Hindu dynasty of Sanjaya began to reunify central Java and soon reappropriated the Buddhist monuments built by the Sailendra. Although the Sanjaya were themselves Hindu, they ruled over a Buddhist majority and thus, while some Hindu modifications and ornamentations were done on Borobudur, the stupa remained a place of Buddhist use. During the 10th and 11th centuries there was a transfer of power from central Java to the east, and the great stupa fell into decline. For centuries the site lay forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash and jungle growth. In 1815 Europeans cleared the site, in the early 1900's the Dutch began its restoration, and a US$21 million project begun in 1973 completed the work.
in 1814 bySir Thomas Stamford Raffles, introduced Borobudur to world ,
The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government andUNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate
at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited Tourist attraction