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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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  • Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within:  History of South Sulawesi

    Fort Rotterdam and the I La Galigo Museum within: History of South Sulawesi

    Standing majestically at the western coast of Makassar, Fort Rotterdam is recognized as the city’s most iconic landmark. With historical traces dating back to the Kingom of Gowa from the 16thth century to colonization by the Dutch, this Fort has silently witnessed many episodes in Makassar’s history, playing a most essential role in its development. Its magnificence and authenticity has always captivated those who set eyes on it. A...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kota Makassar

     

    Bada Valley: Sulawesi’s Mystifying Prehistoric Statues

    The Bada Valley or Napu Valley, as it is sometimes called, is located in the District of Poso in Central Sulawesi, and is part of the Lore Lindu National Park. The valley is particularly prized for the beauty of its natural environment – a scenic expanse of rice paddies and green plains, engraved with small streams, and surrounded by soft rolling hills which give way to dense forests and rocky mountains. The Lairiang River flows through the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » Central Sulawesi » Kab. Poso

     
    Londa

    Londa

    “On the walls of a steep hill, coffins hang from cracks in the rocky face.Lifelike wooden sculptures or effigies complete with clothes, stand in neat rows in cracks hollowed out inthe cliff faces, very much like the windows & balconies of a house. These represent the dead who are buried there.Not far from this hanging grave hides a burial cave many hundreds of years old. This site has attracted and amazed many tourists from all over the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » South Sulawesi » Kab. Tana Toraja

     
    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat of the Mandar at Majene

    Located on the Ondongan Hill overlooking the beautiful Bay of Majene,West Sulawesi, the ancestors of the Mandar ethnic group in the Banggae Kingdom of Majene could not have picked a better place to bury their Kings and royal families than at this Royal Cemetery of Banggae Kings and Hadat.     Located within Pang Ali-ali Village, Banggae sub district, Majene Regency,in the province of West Sulawesi, this where the ancestors of the...

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    Location: Sulawesi » West Sulawesi

     
  • 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

     
    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

     
    Ternate and Tidore

    Ternate and Tidore

    Since early in the last millennium, the small islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas were the only source for cloves in the world. Indian, Arab, Chinese and Javanese merchants used to call on these islands to carry home this precious cargo which sold at exorbitant prices in Europe and the Orient. Cloves, together with nutmeg and mace from the Banda islands were used to flavor and preserve food, as medicines and even as aphrodisiacs. But...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku

     
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