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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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  • Lasem

    Lasem

    The entire north coast of Java is not only the beating pulse of the island’s economic activities, but it is also dotted with fascinating cities and towns that hold significant historical values and enchanting cultural legacies.  While Cirebon in West Java;  Demak, Kudus, and Jepara in Central Java; as well as Surabaya and Gresik in East Java  are historic cities marking the spreadof Islam on Java,  other cities like...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Rembang

     
    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

     
  • 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

     
    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

     
    The giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue and Cultural Park

    The giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue and Cultural Park

    Situated on a limestone plateau in south Bali, high on the Bukit Peninsula, 300 meters above Bali’s shoreline, is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park that offers a grand view on Jimbaran Bay and Kuta to the west, and Tanjung Benoa and Sanur to the east with the imposing Mount Agung and Mount Batur as its background.   Focal point of this Cultural Park is the magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, that will reach a total height...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Badung

     
    Prambanan

    Prambanan

    As the largest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia, the beautiful and graceful temple of Prambanan is a magnificent spectacle and an icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. Located not far from the Buddhist Borobudur temple, the proximity of the two temples tells us that on Java, Buddhism and Hinduism lived peacefully next to one another. Prambanan is known locally as Roro Jonggrang, coming from the legend of the ‘slender virgin’....

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    Location: Java » Central Java, DI Yogyakarta » Kota Magelang, Kota Yogyakarta, Kab. Magelang

     
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