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Many of the world's most ancient wonders can be found in Indonesia. From sacred temples to palace ruins, from prehistoric remains to living traditions, visitors from around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by its unique and diverse cultures and vibrant heritage.

Whether you take the opportunity to see traditional batik cloths being made, experience centuries old customs and festivities with a visit to a traditional village, or soak up some history in one of Indonesia's many museums – the list of heritage attractions appears endless.

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  • Pawon Temple

    Pawon Temple

    As part of the sacred ritual ceremony of Vesak, Buddhist pilgrims making a journey on foot from Mendut Temple to the colossal Borobudur Temple will pass a small yet gallant temple: the Temple of Pawon. While in Javanese Pawon translates as “kitchen”, it is also believed that the name is derived from the word “Per-Awu-an” or a place that contains dust. Dutch archaeologist JG de Casparis claims that the temple is a shrine...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang, Kab. Magelang

     

    Pecinan, Semarang's Chinatown: Legacies of the Orient

      Semarang, capital city of Central Java Province, is a city blessed with a fantastic atmosphere of diverse cultural heritage from those who played their part in its precious history. The European touch of the Dutch colonial era are carved in the buildings in the Oudstadt (the Old City) complex, while the Middle East and Gujarat culture radiate strongly in the area of Pekojan – Kauman. In another quarter, Chinese predecessors of...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
    Pekalongan

    Pekalongan

    Less than 100 Km west of Semarang city, capital of Central Java Province, lies Pekalongan, a quiet little port city at the northern coast of Java.  As capital of the Pekalongan Regency, the city is best known for its colorful art of Batik, the Indonesian traditional fabric masterpiece that was declared ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ by UNESCO in 2009.   If the Batik art of Solo and Yogyakarta from the interior...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Pekalongan

     
    Penyengat Island

    Penyengat Island

    A small island situated across Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands Province, the island of Penyengat in the 18th century was the twin-seat of the Sultan of the Johor-Riau Kingdom. Today, the Sultan’s palace is being restored. It is an interesting blend of Javanese and Dutch architecture, still imbued with an air of dignity, even though it has been abandoned for more than 80 years. Here are tombs and crypts, and a restored fort.The...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Tanjung Pinang

     
  • Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Aside from the spectacular underwater splendors off its coastline and around the nearby Menjangan Island, the serene little village of Pemuteran is also surrounded by Balinese distinct cultural charm which radiates from the beautiful temples that lie in some of the most dramatic natural settings. Among the most notable are the Pura Agung Pulaki, Pura Pabean, and Pura Melanting. Centered on Pulaki Bay just to the east of Pemuteran Village, the...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Buleleng

     
    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Rising majestically on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the Mother Temple of Hindu Bali, is Pura Besakih, or the Besakih temple, covering  a vast area that offers  breathtaking mountain scenery surrounding this beautiful and artistic temple complex. Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of...

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    Location: Bali » Bali

     
    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    Standing in the northern part of the royal city of Solo in Central Java is the Mangkunegaran Palace, an exquisite representation of Javanese valor and determination against injustice, oppression and colonialsm.  The palace is known as puri or pura (pronounced as “puro” in Javanese) and not the usual Javanese term “Keraton” for a palace, since politically it was not...

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    Location: Java » Central Java, DI Yogyakarta » Kota Surakarta, Kab. Sleman, Kota Yogyakarta

     
    Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Standing enchantingly backed by the magnificent Mount Batur overlooking its vast picturesque Lake, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as the second most important temple after Bali’s mother temple, Pura Besakih.   According to the concept Balinese Rwa Bhineda (The Balance of two opposites), Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as Pradana (feminine) while Pura Besakih is purusha (masculine), thus the two temples complete the universal...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Bangli

     
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