The Set of Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Is located in the valley of Kedu, region of Magelang, in South-East of the province of central java on the island of Java, Indonesia, approximately 40 miles northwest of the city of Yogyakarta, one of the main centres of the traditional Javanese culture. It's the most important and most visited tourist attraction of the country. It was built in the eighth century, originally as a hindu temple. Its construction was subsequently continued as a Buddhist stupa. With the advent of Islam to the island of Java, borobudur was abandoned and forgotten in the centuries following was involved through the jungle until its rediscovery in 1814 by English settlers.