Former President U.S Barack Obama took his wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha to the ancient Borobudur temple in Java (Indonesia) on Wednesday.
He is on a five-day family trip to Indonesia, where Obama spent several years of his childhood.
Barack Obama’s family wrapped up from Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta.
9th-century Borobudur Temple is in Magelang, Indonesia…!!
The Obamas arrived in the city of Yogyakarta which is in central Java.
They headed straight to explore an ancient Buddhist temple, Borobudur which is built in the 8th and 9th centuries.
Obama’s then drove to a luxury hotel in the downtown Yogyakarta after arriving on a private jet at the city’s military airport.
It is one of the largest Buddhist temple in the world and one of the faith’s greatest monuments…….!!
The head of the temple management complex, Edy Setijono, who accompanied the family of Obama’s at the location said:
It is where Obama spent his childhood……!!
Obama spent four years in Indonesia in the late 1960s and after that in the capital Jakarta, his mother Ann Dunham married an Indonesian man, following the split of her marriage to his Kenyan father.
During those years, his mother Ann and Indonesian stepfather sometimes took Barack Obama to Yogyakarta during his school holidays.
Prior to their arrival in Yogyakarta, in Bali, Obamas toured a Hindu temple in sarongs and walked through terraced rice paddy fields.
On Tuesday, the Obama with his family has spotted rafting on the Ayung River on the Bali island where they stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bali near the cultural center of Ubud.
Earlier, the Obamas visiting the Tirta Empul Temple during their vacation in Bali…..!!
Many Indonesians feel a great bond with former U.S President Barack Obama because of his early exposure to the Indonesian culture, with a 2-metre (6-foot) bronze statue put in his former school.
The statue of “Little Barry” as Obama was known to his Indonesian school friends which depict the little Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly put on his hand.
On June 30, Obama with his family is expected to visit ‘Jakarta’….!!
While in the capital, Barack Obama will meet the current President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo on June 30, 2017, and give a speech at an Indonesian diaspora convention on 1st July 2017.