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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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  • 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

     
    Galang Island

    Galang Island

    “Good bye…, Galang Camp” This is the caption written  on  one of the pictures found at the Museum of Humanity on Galang Island,located south of Batam, in the Riau Islands province. The sentence is very succinct, embedding  the desperate struggle for human  survival.   On the picture one can see people smiling, waving goodbye to the island where...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Batam

     
    The Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    The Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    This museum was built so as to document everything related with local culture, history and arts in North Sulawesi Province. Therefore, this museum has a complete collection of 10 categories e.g., geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics, philology, ceramology, arts and technology. This state-own museum was officially opened on 9 January 1991 and up to now, it has collected 2,810 artifacts. From this figure, about 500 of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Manado City

     
    Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado.  Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person buried. There are...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi

     
  • Soekarno's House in Ende

    Soekarno's House in Ende

    During the struggle for Indonesian independence, the first Indonesian President, Soekarno, was once exiled by the Dutch colonial government for four years to Ende Flores (from 1934 to 1938).  Upon his arrival here, Soekarno did not have any place to stay.  After staying in a house near Port Ende, he then looked for a rented house facing east.  Soekarno then found a Dutch house occupied by Haji Abdulah Ambuwaru.  In this house,...

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    Location: The Nusa Tenggara Islands » East Nusa Tenggara » Kab. Flores Timur

     
    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan is an interesting megalithic stone because of its unique form and scripts. It is located in Tompaso sub-district, at the foot of Mount Soputan, Minahasa, or some 60 kilometers from Manado. According to Minahasa history and archaeological research, this stone is the place where the ancestors first divided up the land among nine sub-ethnics in Minahasa. This stone is four meters long and two meters tall. It looks like a bending...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Kab. Minahasa

     
    Patimburak Old Mosque

    Patimburak Old Mosque

    Patimburak Old Mosque was built during the Portuguese colonial era i.e., in 1870 by Imam Abuhari Kilian. Despite many renovations, this mosque is still standing strong and used as a worship house for Moslems in Patimburak village. It has unique architecture as it is a combination of a church and mosque with the same square form.

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    Location: Papua » West Papua » Kab. Fak - Fak

     
    Japanese Army Fortress

    Japanese Army Fortress

    This Japanese fortress is located in Kokas city center, Kokas district, Fak-Fak, West Papua. This fortress is one of the Japanese fortresses during World War II. It was build by making a cave under a hill by a beach side. In this fortress, there are three gates and a bunker connected by the 138 meter long cave.  

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    Location: Papua » West Papua » Kab. Fak - Fak

     
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