Title : Special Postage Stamp for Safeguarding the Borobudur Temple
Stamp Serial#
1020 
KPC#
C-730 
MICHEL#
1046 
StanGib#
1245 
Scott#
1040 
Date of Issue
06/10/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Borobudur Temple 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Koera 
Description
Borobudur, a temple located in Java, Indonesia, is a unique and mammoth Buddhist sanctum on a square platform built around the 8th or 9th century A.D. This eight-storey high momument measures 31.5 meters. Its majestic and splendid form and scale have made it the largest and truly most unique Buddha temple in the whole world.

This massive temple is built with stone slabs on which are carved in relief the story of the life of Buddha, and that of Jataka. However, in recent times, Borobudur is being threatened with disintergration owing to heavy rains, sudden changes in temperature and erosion.

UNESCO has contributed significantly in preserving this exotic cultural wealth of mankind. It is reconstructing this temple stone by stone on a firmer foundation so that it can remain staunch and unshakable with the comming of floods or earthquakes.

The Ministry of Communications' campaign for the preservation of cultural properties, is signified with an issue of a special postgae stamp depicting the Borobudur temple.