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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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  • 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

     
    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

     
    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

     
    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

     
  • 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

     
    Buton Palace Fortress

    Buton Palace Fortress

    Not many people are aware that  the Buton Palace Fortress is , in fact,  considered to be  the largest and most unique fortress in the world. Situated in the town of Bau bau, in Southeast Sulawesi Province, the fortress is listed in the Guiness Book of Records of September as the largest fortress in the world which was  similarly acknowledged by the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI). Encompassing a total area of 23.35...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South East Sulawesi » Kota Bau Bau

     
    Candi  Kalasan

    Candi Kalasan

    Located on the southern main road between the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo, approximately 2 Km from the Prambanan Temple compound, is Candi Kalasan, believed to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Central Java and Yogyakarta, even predating the colossal Borobudur Temple in Magelang.   Administratively , the Kalasan Temple is situated in the Kali Bening area, in the Tirtomantani Village, Kalasan Sub-District, Sleman regency, in the Province...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kab. Sleman

     

    Candra Naya building: a piece of Chinese history in colonial Batavia

    Standing almost lost amongst high rise constructions in the Green Central City superblock along Jalan Gajah Mada in Jakarta’s China Town, is a fine example of Chinese architecture of Old Batavia, known as : Candra Naya.Because of its historic significance relating to the presence of the Chinese in Batavia during the colonial era, moreover, the land on which it stands is believed to be a “land of prosperity”, sure to bring luck...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
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