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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 Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    The Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    Founded in 16th Century, the Banten Sultanate was once a thriving Islamic kingdom and one of the most prominent trading centers in Southeast Asia. In its heydays, merchants from China, India, Turkey, England, Portugal and the Netherlands were frequent visitors to the Banten harbor. Spices, silk, Chinese ceramics, gold, jewelry and other Asian goods attracted European merchants. Banten was then a pioneer in international...

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    Location: Java » Banten » Kab. Serang

     
    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Indonesia is blessed with bountiful nature, not only above the ground with its amazing mountains and fertile soil, or under the sea with wonderful and colorful underwater life, but also in the earth’s belly with numerous mineral resources such as oil, tin, coal, copper to silver and gold ore and precious stones.    Punctuated by numerous active volcanoes that form part of thePacific  Ring of Fire, the Indonesian archipelago...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
    AMBARAWA

    AMBARAWA

    The hinterland of Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java is lush green:  a beautiful scenic landscape of rising volcanoes, green valleys and fertile rice fields.  Cruise lines call on Semarang to allow passengers to visit the nearby 9th century Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.   One and a half hour’s driving from Semarang on a smooth road towards Salatiga, one enjoys the true Javanese rural life...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang, Kab. Semarang

     
    Gunung Padang

    Gunung Padang

    Large and long  rectangular,  ancient-looking  blocks of stone  -  hundreds of them - lying  strewn  all over the mountain top,  and mysteriously,  many more scattered lower down among rice paddies and village houses and a lot more believed to be still buried on  the mountainsides  where the soil is fertile.   Located 885 meters above sea level, this the view one meets on top of...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kab. Cianjur

     
  • Mendut Temple : Spiritual Portal to the imposing Borobudur temple

    Mendut Temple : Spiritual Portal to the imposing Borobudur temple

    The small Buddhist Mendut Temple in Central Java forms an inseparable part of a pilgrim’s progress to the mighty Borobudur temple.  Serving as an introductory portal before ascending the Borobudur temple, Mendut has an array of narrative reliefs and most important Buddha statues that spiritually prepare pious pilgrims and the general visitors for their journey to the top of Buddhism’s cosmic mountain at Borobudur. The temple...

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

     
    Pawon Temple

    Pawon Temple

    As part of the sacred ritual ceremony of Vesak, Buddhist pilgrims making a journey on foot from Mendut Temple to the colossal Borobudur Temple will pass a small yet gallant temple: the Temple of Pawon. While in Javanese Pawon translates as “kitchen”, it is also believed that the name is derived from the word “Per-Awu-an” or a place that contains dust. Dutch archaeologist JG de Casparis claims that the temple is a shrine...

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

     

    Demak

    Sandwiched between Semarang, capital of Central Java to its west, the regency of Jepara to its north, and the regency of Kudus to the east, the town of Demak was the seat of the once powerful Demak Sultanate, the cradle from where Islam spread throughout the entire island of Java.    According to “The Soil of East Central Java” written by T.W.G Dames in 1955, approximately 6 centuries ago, the area where now stands the...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Demak

     
    GEDUNG  PROKLAMASI

    GEDUNG PROKLAMASI

    At exactly 10.0 am on Friday, 17 August 1945, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in Jakarta, Indonesia’s political leaders, Soekarno and Hatta, proclaimed the Independence of the nation and people of Indonesia, shedding off more than 300 years of colonial yoke under Netherlands’ rule:   “PROKLAMASI : Kami, bangsa Indonesia, dengan ini menjatakan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Hal-hal jang mengenai pemindahan kekoeasaan,dll.,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
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