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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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  • CIREBON, fusion of Sunda, Javanese, Chinese, European and Arab influences

    CIREBON, fusion of Sunda, Javanese, Chinese, European and Arab influences

    Located right on the border between the provinces of West and Central Java on the northern coastal plains of Java, the town of Cirebon is as yet not on the tourist route, yet in its heydays it was a kingdom to be reckoned with.    Today, Cirebon returns to the tourist map together with the other once powerful kingdoms on Java’s north coast from Banten (once known as Bantam) and Cirebon in the west to Semarang, Demak, Kudus in...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Cirebon

     
    Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque

    Jakarta's Inspiring Istiqlal Mosque

    First opened to the public by Indonesia’s first President, Soekarno, on 22 February 1978, the grand Istiqlal Mosque of Jakarta is the largest mosque in South East Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregations of up to 120,000 people.Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets....

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Tanah Lot

    Tanah Lot

    To many people, Tanah Lot epitomizes the romantic island of Bali. This is the image of Balinese temples on the rock facing the wide open ocean, perched high above the crashing waves below, with as background the colorful sky at dusk, lit by the slowly disappearing setting sun.   Located in the sea some 300 meters from shore, the huge rock of Tanah Lot is reachable overland at low tide. On its northern side stand two Balinese...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Tabanan

     
    The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    The Ampel Mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, East Java

    Among the grand mosques in East Java, the mosque of Sunan Ampel in Surabaya is the most significant after the Great Mosque of Surabaya. Right next to the Ampel mosque is the tomb of one of Java’s early missionaries, the holy Sunan Ampel who passed away in 1481. Surrounding the mosque is Surabaya’s Arab town where the largest part is inhabited by Arabs from Yemen and Chinese who have lived and traded here for hundreds of years. The...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kota Surabaya

     
  • The Cirebon Kasepuhan Palace, Keraton Kanoman and other royal heritage

    The Cirebon Kasepuhan Palace, Keraton Kanoman and other royal heritage

    In  the 14th century,  the  port of Cirebon , then called Muara Jati, was the  harbor town of the Sunda Pajajaran Hindu kingdom whose seat was in the interior highlands of West Java. This port was  then already a busy trading center where ships from India, China and Arabia and other boats from throughout the Indonesian islands found shelter and merchants continued trading  here  during the monsoon season when...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Cirebon

     
    Lawang Sewu

    Lawang Sewu

    Abandoned and antique buildings have a tendency to inspire stories. Legends, Myths, Haunted tales of the building's origin, its owners and builders. Indonesia as a whole is home to numerous historical and mystical buildings, many antique and dating back hundreds of years. One such building is Lawang Sewu which was built by the Dutch between the years 1904 and 1907 and functioned as head office for The Dutch East Indies Railway Company...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
    The unique Ullen Sentalu Museum of Yogyakarta

    The unique Ullen Sentalu Museum of Yogyakarta

    Tucked away in the panoramic mountain region of Kaliurang on the slopes of Mount Merapi is a one-of-a-kind museum that houses the history of the modern Mataram Dynasty,  comprising the royal houses of the Sunan of Solo , Prince Mangkunegaran, and the Sultan of Yogya and the Prince of Paku Alam. Located at Jalan Boyong in Kaliurang, a small distance from the city of Yogyakarta, the Ullen Sentalu Museum lies in the Kaswargan Park, covering an...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta

     
    Kuto Besak Fortress

    Kuto Besak Fortress

    Standing atop the 10 meters high and 288.75 meters long thick walls of Kuto Besak Fortress, one looks down on the passing boats and ships on the Musi River below. Built during the 17th century, Kuto Besak Fort is a legacy of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, that ruled from 1550-1823. Acting as a defense post, the location of the Fortress is both politically and geographically strategic as it forms and island on its own, bordered by on its...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
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