Indonesia: Protecting historical temple from eruptions, pandemic

Source(s): Anadolu Agency
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By Pizaro Gozali Idrus

Dozens of stupas circling the Borobudur Temple, a 9th-century Buddhist temple, in the Indonesian Magelang city of the Central Java province, were covered in gray tarpaulins, to protect them from the raging Merapi volcano’s ashes.

"If volcanic ashes get in, it will be difficult for us to clean it since we have to dismantle the stupas," Associate Cultural Officer of Borobudur Conservation Center Yudi Suhartono told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.


The conservation office has also struggled to protect the temple from being the center of coronavirus transmission.

Suhartono said it imposed a super strict health protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in one of Indonesia’s main tourist destinations.


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