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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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  • Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    In the 1920’s when the Dutch decided to gradually move its colonial capital to Bandung, it was the heyday of Art Deco.  That is the reason why until today Bandung still holds some of the best examples of Tropical Art Deco architecture in the world. Bandung then prospered with more and more large plantations and large companies headquartered here. By 1939 Bandung’s cinchona plantations produced 90% of the world’s quinine,...

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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

     
    Padang

    Padang

    The capital of West Sumatra, Padang is the gateway to the Minang highlands. With the largest port on Sumatra’s West Coast, this is a merchant town attracting ships trading in goods such as rubber, cinnamon, coffee, tee, cement and coal. If you take a stroll down to the old colonial waterfront you’ll see century old warehouses stocked with fragrant cinammon and other spices waiting to be shipped to Jakarta and Singapore.  The...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Padang, Kab. Kepulauan Mentawai

     
    Singosari Temple

    Singosari Temple

    Not much remains of the once powerful 13th century East Java kingdom of Singosari. An unfinished temple and two giant statues that once stood guard in front of the palace are the only traces left of this great kingdom.   The kingdom of Singosari was founded in 1222 by a commoner by the name of Ken Arok, who managed to marry the beautiful princess Ken Dedes of Janggala after murdering her husband.  Ken Arok later attacked neighbouring...

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    Location: Java » East Java

     
  •  Selayar

    Selayar

    Located at the most southern end of South Sulawesi, this quiet and now isolated island of Selayar, with its swathes of pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters used to have an illustrious past.   Ancient Javanese writings in the Nagara Kertagama mention that in the 14th century there was already a thriving kingdom on Selayar. This pre-Islamic kingdom seemed to have been a hub of trade, visited by merchants from China,...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi

     
    Pangkalpinang:  Capital of once thriving Tin-Mining Industry, steeped in Chinese Peranakan Tradition

    Pangkalpinang: Capital of once thriving Tin-Mining Industry, steeped in Chinese Peranakan Tradition

    Located on the eastern coast of Bangka Island, Pangkalpinang is the island’s largest city and capital of the Province of Bangka-Belitung Islands. Aside from its role as the center of the provincial government, economic, and commercial activities, Pangkalpinang serves as gateway for visitors who wish to explore the enchanting beauty of Bangka and Belitung Islands.  Long known as the center of the tin mining industry, in its heydays...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kota Pangkal Pinang

     
    Trowulan, seat of the great Majapahit Kingdom

    Trowulan, seat of the great Majapahit Kingdom

    Over 700 years ago, there stood a great empire, its capital located on the island of Java. An empire so vast and strong, it covered most of Southeast Asia, and stood for hundreds of years. An empire we learn of in history books, yet whose greatness we cannot quite fathom. Little physical evidence of this eminent empire remain, making its existence seem almost fictional. This is the Majapahit Empire. Majapahit ruled over a large part of this...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kab. Mojokerto

     

    West Java Specialties

    Many people visit Bandung, the capital of West Java province, to pamper their taste buds. You'll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various food sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here, in Bandung.Sundanese (the people living in West Java are called Sundanese) has tempting refreshments. Sundanese food tends to be bland yet tasty unless you add sambal dadak (chili...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
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