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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

     

    Demak

    Sandwiched between Semarang, capital of Central Java to its west, the regency of Jepara to its north, and the regency of Kudus to the east, the town of Demak was the seat of the once powerful Demak Sultanate, the cradle from where Islam spread throughout the entire island of Java.    According to “The Soil of East Central Java” written by T.W.G Dames in 1955, approximately 6 centuries ago, the area where now stands the...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Demak

     
    GEDUNG  PROKLAMASI

    GEDUNG PROKLAMASI

    At exactly 10.0 am on Friday, 17 August 1945, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in Jakarta, Indonesia’s political leaders, Soekarno and Hatta, proclaimed the Independence of the nation and people of Indonesia, shedding off more than 300 years of colonial yoke under Netherlands’ rule:   “PROKLAMASI : Kami, bangsa Indonesia, dengan ini menjatakan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Hal-hal jang mengenai pemindahan kekoeasaan,dll.,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    The Majestic Beauty of the Ratu Boko Palace ruins

    The Majestic Beauty of the Ratu Boko Palace ruins

    Standing majestically on a hillside plateau overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the mystical Mount Merapi as its backdrop, the Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remnants from the glorious 8th century golden age of ancient Javanese kingdoms. Located approximately 17 km east of the city of Yogyakarta in the sub-district of Bokoharjo, Sleman Regency, the Ratu Boko Palace Complex is a unique archeological site which features a meld of...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kota Yogyakarta

     
  • Candi  Kalasan

    Candi Kalasan

    Located on the southern main road between the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo, approximately 2 Km from the Prambanan Temple compound, is Candi Kalasan, believed to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Central Java and Yogyakarta, even predating the colossal Borobudur Temple in Magelang. Administratively , the Kalasan Temple is situated in the Kali Bening area, in the Tirtomantani Village, Kalasan Sub-District, Sleman regency, in the Province of...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kab. Sleman

     

    Candra Naya building: a piece of Chinese history in colonial Batavia

    Standing almost lost amongst high rise constructions in the Green Central City superblock along Jalan Gajah Mada in Jakarta’s China Town, is a fine example of Chinese architecture of Old Batavia, known as : Candra Naya.Because of its historic significance relating to the presence of the Chinese in Batavia during the colonial era, moreover, the land on which it stands is believed to be a “land of prosperity”, sure to bring luck...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Batavia’s colonial National Archives Museum for elegant garden parties and weddings

    Batavia’s colonial National Archives Museum for elegant garden parties and weddings

    The elegant red brick National Archives Museum - otherwise known as Museum Arsip Nasional - located on busy Jalan Gajah Mada, Jakarta, once housed the Dutch colonial Archives, and was originally the 18th century residence of the Dutch East Indies Company’s (VOC) Governor General Reinier de Klerk. Today, however, Indonesia’s National Archives have been moved to Jalan Ampera in South Jakarta, and the building has become a museum which...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Monetary History in the Bank of Indonesia Museum

    Monetary History in the Bank of Indonesia Museum

    The Bank of Indonesia Museum, which displays the role of the Central Bank in the history of the Indonesian archipelago since Dutch colonial days, is located by Old Batavia’s main Fatahillah Plaza, next to the Bank Mandiri Museum, opposite the Beos Station, at Jalan Pintu Besar Utara No. 3, in present day West Jakarta. Built in 1828 in neo-classical architecture mixed with Indonesian features, this elegant, still sturdy white building was...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
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