Ajanta Caves (India) - Famous around the world for their elegant wall murals, the spectacle of the Ajanta Caves overwhelms visitors. Bored into a cliff-face on a bank of the Wanghora River in a ravine situated on the Deccan Plateau in India, the Ajanta Caves complex is one of the world's greatest Buddhist ruins. The murals based on the Jataka stories and Mahavastu writings are particularly famous, and the caves allow us to trace the history of the golden age of Buddhism in India, and also trace the development of Buddhist art which originated here in these caves. The Borobudur Temple Compounds (Indonesia) - The Borobudur Temple in central Java is a massive stupa that represents a harmonious expression of Buddhist devotion and the Buddhist view of the world. Built by the rulers of the Shailendra Dynasty in the 8th and 9th Centuries AD, the Borobudur Temple has a pyramid-like appearance with square and circular terraces and stupas arranged on the top. Each terrace has passageways and the walls of these passageways are covered with superb relief sculpture depicting a variety of episodes from Buddhist scripture.