Queen of Denmark visits Borobudur temple

Magelang, Central Java (ANTARA News) - Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited Borobudur, the worlds largest Buddhist temple in Magelang district, Central Java, on Monday.

Arriving at the Borobudur temple complex at 9:30 a.m. local time, the queen walked to the third floor of the temple to get a firsthand glimpse of the relief of Lalitavistara that illustrates the life of Buddha.

"Queen Margrethe II of Denmark immensely enjoyed her visit to the Borobudur temple," Head of the Borobudur Conservation Center Marsis Sutopo remarked.

Before her trip to the temple, the queen of Denmark visited the Yogyakarta Sultanate in Yogyakarta on Saturday.

On arrival at the palace, the queen was welcomed by Sultan HB X and wife GKR Hemas, with traditional Javanese music being played in the background.

Sultan HB X was accompanied by his four daughters: GKR Mangkubumi, GKR Condrokirono, GKR Maduretno, and GKR Bendoro.

Sultan HB X later led the queen to the Proboyekso Chamber where he showed her the collection of items symbolizing the palaces splendor, including kris and puppets.

At the chamber, the Danish queen was also shown the process by which rubber puppets were made and the batik painting technique.

Impressed by the batik painting, the queen took a seat for several minutes to observe the process.(*)

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