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Antoine Collas (@toinou1375) roams the globe with a camera in hand, and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging this photo with #NatGeoTravelPic on Instagram. Here’s a peek at how Antoine got this winning shot in Java.
A map of Indonesia could be stitched from swatches of batik. From its regional origins in central Java, where creams and browns dominate, to coastal sultanates, where international trade inspired bright colors, batik is the fabric of an evolving nation.
Two hundred years ago, British statesman Stamford Raffles rediscovered the sprawling temple of Borobudur on a remote hilltop in Java, Indonesia, hidden under a tangle of thick jungle. Today the shrine endures as a symbol of quiet resilience—the world’s largest Buddhist temple, located in a country with a Muslim majority.