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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

    In the 1980’s, Galang Island suddenly became famous. This island was a topic of discussion in the United Nations since it became home to thousands of Vietnamese boat people, refugees who left their country following the Vietnam War. They came here by boat in alarming conditions.  40 to 100 refugees travelled cramped into one small boat. They floated for months in the South China Sea without any clear destination. Many died in mid ocean...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Batam

     
    Japanese Bunker

    Japanese Bunker

    The Japanese bunker in the town of Bukittinggi was built by Indonesians under forced labor for the Japanese soldiers who occupied Indonesia from 1942 to 1945. This 1,470 meter long underground bunker is 40 meters below Ngarai Sianok (Sianok canyon). There are 21 tunnels in the bunker which were used to store ammunition, as residences, meeting rooms, the Romusha (forced labourer) dining room, kitchen, prison, hearing room, torture room, espionage...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra

     
    The Tomb of Raja Ali Haji

    The Tomb of Raja Ali Haji

    The tomb of Raja Ali Haji is situated on Penyengat Indera Sakti Island, Kepulauan Riau province.  It is the tomb of a famous leader not only in this province, but also in other parts of Indonesia.  This island is synonymous with the great poet. For the local Malay, particularly those living on Malacca peninsula, he is a great hero who is respected and honored. His full name is Raja Ali al-Hajj ibni Raja Ahmad al-Hajj ibni Raja Haji...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Batam

     
  • Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

    Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

    Take a trip back in time and explore the history of Palembang by stepping into the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum (SMB II). Not only is the museum rich in its collections, but the building itself is a historical legacy, as it is a monument of the golden age of the Palembang Sultanate.Located on the riverbank of the Musi, the museum exhibits various collections ranging from archeology, ethnography, biology, arts and especially numismatics, the...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Sultan Riau Mosque

    Sultan Riau Mosque

    Sultan Riau Grand Mosque is a famous historical tourist site on Penyengat Island, Tanjung Pinang, Kepulauan Riau province.  This mosque was built when the island was the residence of Engku Puteri Raja Hamidah, wife of the Riau ruler, Sultan Mahmudsyah (1761—1812).  Initially, this mosque was a simple wooden building with brick floors and about 6 meter tall towers.Sultan Abdurrahman then invited participation from his people to...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Tanjung Pinang

     
    South Sumatra Museum

    South Sumatra Museum

    The South Sumatra Museum consists of two smaller museums, Balaputera Dewa and Sriwijaya. This museum is more popularly known as Balaputera Dewa Museum. Balaputera Dewa Museum is a public museum which stores and maintains historical and cultural objects. Balaputra Dewa is the name of a Sriwijaya king. This 23,565 square meter (5.8 acres) museum has 3,715 collections consisting 16 geological, 26 biological, 2,073 ethnographical, 87 archaeological,...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Kamaro Island:Festive Cap Go Meh Celebrations

    Kamaro Island:Festive Cap Go Meh Celebrations

    Ever since the 9th century when the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya became a thriving trading power and an epicenter for Buddhist learnings, Chinese merchants came to trade in Palembang and monks stayed here to study Sanskrit before proceeding to India, or on their journey home from India. Many settled in the city so that through the centuries the growing Chinese population, its culture and history became an inseparable part of the city of...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
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