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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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  • Bali

    Bali

    Bali is magical. As probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm and friendly people, a vibrant culture and out of this world resorts. Travel & Leisure Magazine has awarded Bali the World’s Best Island in 2009, while the Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel 2010 ranked Bali second place among the world’s Top Regions. Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kota Denpasar

     
    Borobudur

    Borobudur

    The magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. This awe inspiring...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang

     
    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

     
     Glodok

    Glodok

    Throughout history, Chinatown has always been dubbed as a hub of activity, a pillar of the economy, and a key element in each city. Situated in the district of Taman Sari in West Jakarta, in the capital city of Indonesia, Glodok is touted as the largest Chinatown region in the country and one of the largest in the world. This section of The Old Batavia City is home to many people of Chinese descent and has been known as Chinatown or Pecinan since...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
  •  Selayar

    Selayar

    Located at the most southern end of South Sulawesi, this quiet and now isolated island of Selayar, with its swathes of pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters used to have an illustrious past.   Ancient Javanese writings in the Nagara Kertagama mention that in the 14th century there was already a thriving kingdom on Selayar. This pre-Islamic kingdom seemed to have been a hub of trade, visited by merchants from China,...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi

     
    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

     
    Ampera Bridge

    Ampera Bridge

    Ampera Bridge was constructed in April 1962, after getting approval of President Soekarno. At first, this 1,177 meters long and 22 meters wide bridge was called Bung Karno Bridge. It was officially opened on 30 September 1965 by Let. Gen. Ahmad Yani.  However, following a political turmoil in 1966 i.e., when anti-Soekarno movement was stronger, the bridge was renamed to Ampera Bridge. Palembang citizens, however, prefer to call it "Musi...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Ancient Sites of Kokas

    Ancient Sites of Kokas

    Ancient Sites of Kokas are remains of pre-history sites where you can find drawings on canyons. These drawings show palms and animals which are still clear until now. These drawings on canyons locally known as Tapuraran, were made using natural materials in red color, similar to human blood. Therefore, the local community often calls them blood paintings. In several parts, you can find human bones, because ancestors of the local community did...

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

     
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