Example of Descriptive Text about Thing – Borobudur Temple

English Admin learning English Online – Now we have an example of descriptive text about a thing. Today the topic is Borobudur Temple. As we have stated in the definition of descriptive text that this kind of writing can be a bout a place, a thing, or a person.

We have several examples of descriptive text  about places. W also give you some about person. Now wea going to study about this sample with generic structure. Before we read the complete text, we are going to see the generic structure.

Most descriptive texts are organized through two structural elements. They are:
1. Identification: What is the text about. From the sample below that the thing described is:
Borobudur is known as Hindu-Budhist temple.
2. Descriptions: Some features of the thing which make different from others are explained in vivid detail. From the sample below, we see the descriptions of Borobudur are:
a. Borobudur is influenced by the Gupta architecture of India.
b. The first five terrace are square and surrounded by walls adorned with Budist sculpture in bas-relief.
c. The entire adifice is crowned by a large stupa.
d. Borobudur temple which is rededicated as an Indonesian monument.

Now let’s see the complete text of descriptive about a thing!

example of descriptive text thing borobodur
Generic structure in paragraph about descriptive text

Borobudur Temple
Borobudur is known as Hindu-Budhist temple. It was build in the nineth century under Sailendra dynasty of ancient Mataram kingdom. Borobudur is located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Borobudur is well-known all over the world. Its construction is influenced by the Gupta architecture of India. The temple is constructed on a hill 46 m high and consist of eight step like stone terrace.

The first five terrace are square and surrounded by walls adorned with Budist sculpture in bas-relief. The upper three are circular. Each of them is with a circle of bell shape-stupa.

The entire adifice is crowned by a large stupa at the centre at the centre of the top circle. The way to the summit extends through some 4.8 km of passage and starways. The design of borobudur which symbolizes the structure of universe influences temples at Angkor, Cambodia.

Borobudur temple which is rededicated as an Indonesian monument in 1983 is a valuable treasure for Indonesian people.
Language Feature Analysis on Example of Descriptive Text: Borobudur Temple
1. Using adjective and classifiers; valuable
2. Using simple present tense; Borobudur is well-known,The temple is constructed, etc

That’s all about an example of descriptive text. This sample is described a thing. Additionally, descriptive texts can describe person or place. That is the material of descriptve text for learning English in high schools.

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