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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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  • Borobudur

    Borobudur

    The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe inspiring...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang

     
    Betung  Kerihun  National Park in the Heart of Borneo

    Betung Kerihun National Park in the Heart of Borneo

    Betung Kerihun National Park is a Wildlife Sanctuary cetrally located on the island of Kalimantan, and is the largest conservation area in the West Kalimantan province in the Heart of Borneo. Its hilly topography spans an area of 8,000 square kilometers and encompasses 8 types of forest eco-systems, including lowland forest, old secondary forest, dipterocarpus, sub-montane and montane forest. A high level of plant diversity of over 1,200 species...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
    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

     
    Batu Basurek

    Batu Basurek

    Batu Basurek is a stone with inscriptions in the old Palava script of India, bearing the legend of Adityawarman in the year 1347. Literally, "Batu Basurek" itself means "The Written Stone". The stone's 25 cm wide, 80 cm high, and 10 cm thick. Erected above King Adityawarman's resting place centuries ago, this stone was rediscovered in December 16th, 1880. The inscription told about Adityawarman's heritages. Due to his services to...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Tanah Datar

     
  • 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

     

    Barus port : Once Main Source of World’s Camphor

    The small port of Barus, located on the north west coast of the province of North Sumatra facing the wide Indian Ocean, was once the main exporter of the world’s  camphor and camphorwood. So much so that even until today the word camphor in bahasa Indonesia is known as Kapur Barus, meaning the chalk from Barus. Today, though Barus is a sleepy inter-island port serving traditional boats carrying goods and merchandise, plying the seas...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Tengah

     
    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

     
    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Indonesia is blessed with bountiful nature, not only above the ground with its amazing mountains and fertile soil, or under the sea with wonderful and colorful underwater life, but also in the earth’s belly with numerous mineral resources such as oil, tin, coal, copper to silver and gold ore and precious stones.    Punctuated by numerous active volcanoes that form part of thePacific  Ring of Fire, the Indonesian archipelago...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
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