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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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  • 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

     
  • Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate

    Memorial Museum of the Sultanate of Ternate

    The Sultan of Ternate Kedaton Museum is a center to discover the splendor of the royal legacy of the Sultanate of Ternate. Located in the Village of Sao Sio, Ternate District, North Maluku, the Sultan of Ternate Kedaton Memorial Museum displays a large collection of objects from the Sultanate of Ternate era and throughout the time of the arrival of the Europeans in Maluku since the 15th century onward. Entrance to the museum is free for all who...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku » Kota Ternate

     

    The Island of Morotai

    Locals who still remember World War II would tell visitors that back in 1944-145 Morotai was a hive of military activities with tens of sorties roaring daily from aircrafts taking off and landing at airstrips along Daruba Bay,endless stamping of thousands of military boots marching across the island, and navy ships anchoring daily carrying supplies and reinforcement.  For Morotai back then, was the strategic base of the Allied Forces from...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku

     

    Banda Neira

    Banda Neira or Banda Naira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago in the Maluku province, in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands, probably better known as the fabled Spice Islands of ancient times, are covered with towering, aromatic, tropical-evergreens.The Myristica Trees, indigenous to the Banda Islands, are the source of two rare and lucrative spices: nutmeg and mace – once found exclusively on the Banda Islands. A...

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    Location: Maluku » Maluku

     
    Tanah Lot: Bali’s iconic Rock Temples By the Sea

    Tanah Lot: Bali’s iconic Rock Temples By the Sea

    To many people, Tanah Lot epitomizes the romantic island of Bali. This is the image of Balinese temples on the rock facing the wide open ocean, perched high above the crashing waves below, with as background the colorful sky at dusk, lit by the slowly disappearing setting sun.   Located in the sea some 300 meters from shore, the huge rock of Tanah Lot is reachable overland at low tide. On its northern side stand two Balinese...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Tabanan

     
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