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humoured people and willing to allow inspection of their huts. All the dwellings are built some few feet off the ground for the sake of coolness and to avoid the damp. They are not built in rows but as their own sweet will desired it, and they face all quarters of the compass.
On a clear day the visitor can discern from Djocja the volcano Merapi with heavy clouds of smoke hanging above the summit and which at night take a reddish hue, making quite a most unique spectacle, well worth witnessing. In the neighbourhood of Djocja, sugar cane, tobacco and rice are extensively cultivated and 18 large sugar refineries fitted with modern machinery, situated within the district, testify to its importance % as a producing centre. The town is connected with Batavia and Soura-baya by rail, and a branch line runs north towards Samarang. After half-an-hour's journey on this line the tourist takes coach (to be ordered from the station master beforehand) for the ruins of Prambanan which, although much smaller than the Boro Boedor, are rich in sculptures of the experiences and life of Buddha. To the south of Djocja the Indian Ocean can be reached, and a charming drive to Parangtritis should be taken, where excellent sea bathing may be enjoyed. The charge for the carriage is /12 (20s.).
Without doubt the most important and impressive sight in the Island is the wondrous Hindoo temple, the grandest the world has ever seena
In describing the beauties of this great H i n d o o monument, which is probably the oldest in the world, we confine ourselves to an extract kindly supplied to the writer by Major T. van Iirp, who was in charge of the restoration of this temple for several years.
In 1814, when British engineers arrived at Boro Boedoer, no indication of a hidden temple was to be seen, nothing, save a tree-covered hill. After nearly two months of excavating, the greater portion of these ruins were brought to light. The structure is built in several terraces of volcanic stone on a natural hill. The base is
The Tjandi l'awon. square, with two rectangular