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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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  • Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Pura Agung Pulaki and the enchanting temples of North Bali’s Pemuteran Coast

    Aside from the spectacular underwater splendors off its coastline and around the nearby Menjangan Island, the serene little village of Pemuteran is also surrounded by Balinese distinct cultural charm which radiates from the beautiful temples that lie in some of the most dramatic natural settings. Among the most notable are the Pura Agung Pulaki, Pura Pabean, and Pura Melanting. Centered on Pulaki Bay just to the east of Pemuteran Village, the...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Buleleng

     
    Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Pura Ulun Danu Batur

    Standing enchantingly backed by the magnificent Mount Batur overlooking its vast picturesque Lake, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as the second most important temple after Bali’s mother temple, Pura Besakih.   According to the concept Balinese Rwa Bhineda (The Balance of two opposites), Pura Ulun Danu Batur is regarded as Pradana (feminine) while Pura Besakih is purusha (masculine), thus the two temples complete the universal...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     
    Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Travelling from the southern lowlying coasts of Bali up the mountainous region of Kintamani overlooking spectacular Mount and Lake Batur, one passes the town of Bangli. Once a very important town in the kingdom of Bangli,  today Bangli is a quiet town that comes alive only on busy market days and temple ceremonies, when people from surrounding areas converge in the town’s market place and temples. Bangli is an old city believed to...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     
    The unique Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Gianyar, Bali

    The unique Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets in Gianyar, Bali

    The Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets, or in bahasa Indonesia, Rumah Topeng & Wayang Setia Darma (RTWSD), is home to the world’s largest collection of masks and puppets, displaying artifacts from multiple regions across Indonesia, many countries around Asia, and even as far as Italy and Africa. This magnificent display of culture is located in the village of Banjar Tengkulak Tengah in the Gianyar Regency, Bali. Aside from being a...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Gianyar

     
  • 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

     
    LARANTUKA of  ‘Semana Santa’  fame

    LARANTUKA of ‘Semana Santa’ fame

    The town of Larantuka, capital of the District of East Flores, lies on the very eastern edge of this long island of Flores in the East Nusatenggara province.  Although now quite a sleepy town, in its heydays Larantuka was a hive of activities when in the 16th century, Portuguese traders came here to load their vessels with precious sandalwood. Not much is left today of this lucrative aromatic wood except for one or two trees still found in...

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

     
    The Longhouse and the Dayak Way of Life

    The Longhouse and the Dayak Way of Life

    When travelling up the Kapuas River, you will pass typical Dayak longhouses, with smoke wafting from atop roofs disappearing behind leafy ferns and rows of coconut trees.  Inside, mothers will have just extracted the coconut juice to prepare a big dinner that smells most inviting. A Dayak longhouse consists of more than 50 rooms with many kitchens, making it one of the largest houses built.  Although many may look delapidated,...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     

    Tapak Paderi Beach of Bengkulu

    Tapak Paderi Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in the province of Bengkulu. With a coastline that borders the Indian Ocean, Bengkulu’s Tapak Paderi Beach merges into Pantai Panjang, or Long Beach, making the entire province’s coast seemingly endless stretches of fun and relaxation in the sea, sand and sun.   Strolling along Tapak Paderi, visitors can admire the beauty of the Bengkulu Sea, watch the enchanting sunset,...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
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