International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde Admired Borobudur Temple
Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde on Thursday, March 01, 2018 visited Borobudur Temple Tourism Park. During the visit, Christine Lagarde was accompanied by Director of Marketing and Services PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko (Persero) Ricky SP Siahaan.
Mura Aristina from Borobudur Conservation Center who guides Christine Lagarde said that during this visit Christine Lagarde stopped five times to watch the beautiful scenery. “She is very interested in the biography of Buddha, She likes to meet with many people here. “Said Mura. “I also told how this temple was built with diversity, not all of the builders are Hindus and Buddhists. There was a story that once the Borobudur temple was built, there was people worshiping the sun, moon, mountain and so on. Here, that Indonesia’s tolerance has existed so long ago, even 1,200 years ago when Borobudur Temple was built. So the king does not question what their religion is. The important thing they want to work with, they are given food, clothing and boards. So Borobudur is built with prosperity and peace. I also explained about stone locking technique and water system. “Mura added.
In the visit, Christine Lagarde want some moment to take pictures in a quiet condition. Lagarde’s arrival to Indonesia is in order to attend some important agendas. The arrival of Lagarde also simultaneously review the preparation of Indonesia as host of IMF Annual Meeting – World Bank in October 2018.
Meanwhile, Director of Marketing and Services PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko (Persero) Ricky SP Siahaan said “It is the responsibility of all parties to preserve and protect this temple, also effort to promote for everyone to knows the how big is Indonesia civilization, in the 8th century Indonesian can build a monument that is very extraordinary in this world. Therefore all parties must be responsible for maintaining, protecting and also promoting to the world, especially promotion of preservation of conservation of this temple”.
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