Identification : Identifying the phenomenon to be described in general borobudur temple. Borobudur is Hindu – Buddhist temple. It was build in the ninth century under Sailendra dynasty of ancient Mataram kingdom. Borobudur is located in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia.
Description: describing the borobudur temple in parts: eight terraces of Borobudur temple and its characteristics.
Using simple present tense:
(Borobudur is well known, The temple is constructed, etc). 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 Buddhist sculpture in bas-relief. The upper three are circular. Each of them is with a circle of bell shape-stupa. The entire edifice 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 star-ways. 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.
From the text above, it can be concluded that the characteristic of descriptive text is as follows: describe the place, use of attributive and identifying process, and used simple presents.