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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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  • The Adityawarman Museum

    The Adityawarman Museum

    The Adityawarmna Museum in Padang, capital of West Sumatra, is a “must visit” when you plan to spend your holidays in this beautiful province, since the Museum has on display the most comprehensive collection on the history and culture of the Minangkabau, the ethnic group that inhabits this region.   Located in the heart of the city at Jalan Diponegoro, the Museum is also a center for research and has on hand educators,...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang

     
    Istana  Merdeka  and Istana Negara

    Istana Merdeka and Istana Negara

    Standing  majestically  on the north side of the large Merdeka Square stands Istana Merdeka, or the Freedom Palace, the Official Residence and Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.   Facing the large Merdeka Square, here every 17th August  on Indonesia’s Independence Day the State Ceremony is held  on its steps and the palace gardens fronting it, attended by all dignitaries and Diplomatic Corps and...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     

    Pecinan, Semarang's Chinatown

      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

     
  • Kencana Lepus

    Kencana Lepus

      At a glance, one may not notice anything special about the house at Jalan Diponegoro No 56, in the Sukadana Village, of East Lampung Regency,  Lampung province. However, the black painted house is actually one of Lampung’s authentic traditional houses which has been designated as a cultural reserve featuring collections and information on the cultural history of the province.   The 24 x 20 meter traditional house was...

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    Location: Sumatra » Lampung » Kab. Lampung Timur

     
    The Pancasila Building

    The Pancasila Building

    Another important building in Jakarta that witnessed  historical moments in  Indonesia’s fight for Independence and the establishment of the Constitution for the new Republic of Indonesia,  is the Pancasila Building. This is a small palatial building that now houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but continues to be called Gedung Pancasila.     Here, on 1 June 1945 (two months prior to Indonesia&rsquo...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Benteng Heritage Museum

    Benteng Heritage Museum

    For those interested in the diaspora of the Chinese and how and when they settled in Indonesia should visit the small Benteng Heritage Museum in Tangerang, on the outskirts west of Jakarta.   The Benteng Chinese community by the Cisadane river belong to one of the first Chinese settlers in Indonesia, who intermarried and integrated with the local people, whose descendents of these mixed marriages are now known as Chinese Peranakan.  ...

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    Location: Java » Banten, DKI Jakarta » Kota Tangerang

     
    Seeking Outstanding Lasem Batik pieces in

    Seeking Outstanding Lasem Batik pieces in "Little China", Central Java

    If you are looking for fine batik pieces that are infused with both Chinese and Javanese cultural traits,  then head to Lasem, a small town in the district of Rembang by the north coast of Central Java. Dubbed as "Little China", Lasem was where the first Chinese are believed to have set foot on Java.  The assimilation of Chinese and Javanese cultures has blended harmoniously, as evident from the excellent batik materials produced here...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
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