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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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  • Tarakan

    The area of North Kalimantan that borders directly onto the neighboring country of Malaysia was once part of the East Kalimantan Province until it was officially established as a separate province on 25th October 2012.  While the young province that has Tanjung Selor as capital city may not be as familiar to most ears as Indonesia’s other provinces, it holds some of the most fascinating wonders, away from popular spotlights. If one...

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    Location: Kalimantan, North Kalimantan

     
    Ternate and Tidore

    Ternate and Tidore

    Since early in the last millennium, the small islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas were the only source for cloves in the world. Indian, Arab, Chinese and Javanese merchants used to call on these islands to carry home this precious cargo which sold at exorbitant prices in Europe and the Orient. Cloves, together with nutmeg and mace from the Banda islands were used to flavor and preserve food, as medicines and even as aphrodisiacs. But...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku

     

    Thay Hin Bio, the oldest Chinese Temple in Teluk Betung, Lampung

    Bandar Lampung is a pleasant and quiet city, priding itself in picturesque bay views, tasty, authentic dishes and good-natured inhabitants of an amiable culture. It is the capital city of Lampung, the most densely populated province in Sumatera with about 7.5 million people calling the place home. Although those of Chinese ancestry represent just a small portion of its population, Lampung is sprinkled with numerous Chinese temples, the most...

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    Location: Sumatra » Lampung » Kota Bandar Lampung

     
    The Aceh Tsunami Museum

    The Aceh Tsunami Museum

      On Sunday, 26th December 2004, one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history occurred: at 7.O am local time in Aceh, - the north-most province on the island of Sumatra, - when a huge 9.2 RS earthquake with epicenter near the island of Simeuleu,  close to  the shore of Aceh shook the area. This was followed by an enormous tsunami that made landfall in Aceh ...

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    Location: Sumatra » Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam » Kota Sabang

     
  • The Adityawarman Museum: Most Comprehensive collection on the Minangkabau History and Culture

    The Adityawarman Museum: Most Comprehensive collection on the Minangkabau History and Culture

    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

     
    The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    Among the grand mosques in East Java, the mosque of Sunan Ampel in Surabaya is the most significant after the Great Mosque of Surabaya. Right next to the Ampel mosque is the tomb of one of Java’s early missionaries, the holy Sunan Ampel who passed away in 1481. Surrounding the mosque is Surabaya’s Arab town where the largest part is inhabited by Arabs from Yemen and Chinese who have lived and traded here for hundreds of years. The...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kota Surabaya

     
    The Asian-African Conference Museum: Inspiring generations for World Peace

    The Asian-African Conference Museum: Inspiring generations for World Peace

    The historic first Asian African Conference was convened here in the “Gedung Merdeka”, Bandung, West Java, from 18th to 24th April 1955, a recognized milestone in world history. This was the first time that 29 Asian and African countries, most of whom had just gained their independence from centuries of colonial rule, gathered to join hands to determine their own future. Together they covered a quarter of the world’s land...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
    The Bank Mandiri Museum to see Old-style banking

    The Bank Mandiri Museum to see Old-style banking

    Different from its next door neighbor, the Bank of Indonesia Museum, which showcases the monetary history of the Indonesian archipelago, the Bank Mandiri Museum displays the interior of an actual Bank as it was in days gone by.Bank Mandiri Museum is located on Jalan Lapangan Stasiun No. 1 facing Jakarta’s Fatahillah Museum across the Plaza, which is now known as Jalan Lapangan Stasiun or the Station Square.  This area, now called Old...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
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