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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 Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    The Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    This museum was built so as to document everything related with local culture, history and arts in North Sulawesi Province. Therefore, this museum has a complete collection of 10 categories e.g., geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics, philology, ceramology, arts and technology. This state-own museum was officially opened on 9 January 1991 and up to now, it has collected 2,810 artifacts. From this figure, about 500 of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Manado City

     
    Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado.  Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person buried. There are...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi

     
    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan is an interesting megalithic stone because of its unique form and scripts. It is located in Tompaso sub-district, at the foot of Mount Soputan, Minahasa, or some 60 kilometers from Manado. According to Minahasa history and archaeological research, this stone is the place where the ancestors first divided up the land among nine sub-ethnics in Minahasa. This stone is four meters long and two meters tall. It looks like a bending...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Kab. Minahasa

     

    Otanaha Castle

    Otanaha Castle. In the past, the Kings of Gorontalo used Otanaha castle as a place of protection and defense. The unique of the castle applies in the material that was used to build the castle, which was the mixed of sand, plaster and the white part of Maleo egg. The panorama of Danau Limboto also can be seen clearly from the castle of Otanaha, because the castle itself stands in the top of the highland. Precisely, the castle is located in Dembe...

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    Location: Sulawesi » Gorontalo » Kota Gorontalo

     
  • Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within:  History of South Sulawesi

    Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within: History of South Sulawesi

    Standing majestically at the western coast of Makassar, Fort Rotterdam is recognized as the city’s most iconic landmark. With historical traces dating back to the Kingom of Gowa from the 16thth century to colonization by the Dutch, this Fort has silently witnessed many episodes in Makassar’s history, playing a most essential role in its development. Its magnificence and authenticity has always captivated those who set eyes on it. A...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kota Makassar

     

    Bada Valley: Sulawesi’s Mystifying Prehistoric Statues

    The Bada Valley or Napu Valley, as it is sometimes called, is located in the District of Poso in Central Sulawesi, and is part of the Lore Lindu National Park. The valley is particularly prized for the beauty of its natural environment – a scenic expanse of rice paddies and green plains, engraved with small streams, and surrounded by soft rolling hills which give way to dense forests and rocky mountains. The Lairiang River flows through the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » Central Sulawesi » Kab. Poso

     
    Londa

    Londa

    “On the walls of a steep hill, coffins hang from cracks in the rocky face.Lifelike wooden sculptures or effigies complete with clothes, stand in neat rows in cracks hollowed out inthe cliff faces, very much like the windows & balconies of a house. These represent the dead who are buried there.Not far from this hanging grave hides a burial cave many hundreds of years old. This site has attracted and amazed many tourists from all over the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Tana Toraja

     
    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Located on the Ondongan Hill overlooking the beautiful Bay of Majene,West Sulawesi, the ancestors of the Mandar ethnic group in the Banggae Kingdom of Majene could not have picked a better place to bury their Kings and royal families than at this Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat.     Located within Pang Ali-ali Village, Banggae sub district, Majene Regency,in the province of West Sulawesi, this where the ancestors of the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » West Sulawesi

     
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