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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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  • Sangiran

    Sangiran

    Have you ever wondered what humans looked like millions of years ago? Take a trip back in time and make the journey to Sangiran, home of the Java man to find out. The story of Java Man begins over a century ago. In 1890, a Dutch military physician and paleontologist Eugene Dubois discovered a fossilized primate jawbone at Trinil further east down the Solo river. This jawbone possessed distinctly human characteristics. Dubois was convinced that...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Karanganyar, Kota Surakarta

     
    The Kraton

    The Kraton

    The palace of Yogyakarta, known as the Keraton (also spelled kraton or karaton), is a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect  the Javanese cosmos. This splendid example of traditional Javanese architecture has no equal. Designed and built in stages, the Keraton was completed in 1790. This elegant complex of pavilions was constructed entirely on ancient beliefs and each feature of the complex, from the courtyards to the trees,...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kota Yogyakarta

     
    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    PURA MANGKUNEGARAN: its history and the end of the united Javanese Mataram Sultanate

    Standing in the northern part of the royal city of Solo in Central Java is the Mangkunegaran Palace, an exquisite representation of Javanese valor and determination against injustice, oppression and colonialsm.  The palace is known as puri or pura (pronounced as “puro” in Javanese) and not the usual Javanese term “Keraton” for a palace, since politically it was not...

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    Location: Java » Central Java, DI Yogyakarta » Kota Surakarta, Kab. Sleman, Kota Yogyakarta

     
    Toko Merah

    Toko Merah

    Toko Merah or the Red Shop is one of the oldest buildings and best preserved in present day Old Batavia. Recently restored by its present owners the PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (PT.PPI) - a conglomeration of state-owned enterprises for Trade, - the Red House has been reopened for meetings, conventions and art exhibitions. Located at Jalan Kali Besar Barat 107, along the once busy Ciliwung river, in the subdistrict of Roa Malaka, West...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
  • Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum)

    Kutai Sultan Palace (Mulawarman Museum)

    Kutai Sultan Palace is situated in Tenggarong, the capital city of Kutai Kartanegara district. After the Kutai Sultanate government ends in 1960, its 2,270 m2 palace was then occupied by Sultan A.M. Parikesit until 1971. The Palace was then handed over to the East Kalimantan provisional government on 25 November 1971.On 18 February 1976, the provincial government then handed over the Palace to the Ministry of Education and Culture to be managed...

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    Location: Kalimantan » East Kalimantan » Kab. Kutai Kertanegara

     
    Bukit Kasih

    Bukit Kasih

    Bukit Kasih – or the Hill of Love is located in the village of Kanonang at Kawangkoan, some 55 kilometers from Manado, North Sulawesi. It was built in 2002  as a spiritual center where religious followers from various faiths can gather, meditate and worship side by side  in this lush and misty tropical hill.This hill is called the Hill of Love because it is where people from different religions can gather and worship side by side...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Manado City

     
    Ban Hin Kiong Temple

    Ban Hin Kiong Temple

    The beautifully designed Ban Hin Kiong Temple in the heart of Manado’s China Town is 335 years old and is the oldest Chinese temple built here during the Qing Dynasty era in China (1644-1911). It is a house of worship for the Tridharma followers from Manado and the region. The name Ban Hin Kiong consists of three words, Ban meaning “plenty”, Hin meaning “abundant favors” and Kiong meaning “palace”....

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Manado City

     
    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Pura Besakih: the revered Mother Temple of Bali

    Rising majestically on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the Mother Temple of Hindu Bali, is Pura Besakih, or the Besakih temple, covering  a vast area that offers  breathtaking mountain scenery surrounding this beautiful and artistic temple complex. Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of...

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    Location: Bali » Bali

     
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