I climbed up a set of stairs to get to the temple on top of the hill, and then climbed the steep steps on the eastern side of the temple itself. Up ahead, I saw some people already sat and settled on the edge of the circular platforms which formed the three highest levels of the temple. I was still catching my breath as I reached the lowest of the circular platforms when I suddenly heard the crowd exclaim in unison, "Whoaaa."
The sun had just risen on Borobudur.
Catching the sunrise in Borobudur ancient Buddhist temple