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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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  • Puri Lukisan Museum

    Puri Lukisan Museum

    The Balinese are famous  for their artistic talents and craftsmanship, but unfortunately many of their best paintings have been taken overseas out of Indonesia.  Borne out of this concern, the Ubud community together with renowned Dutch painter Rudolf Bonnet built a museum to store artworks, in order to have these treasures remain  in the home country so that  the Balinese artists  themselves will not also lose their...

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    Location: Bali » Bali » Kab. Buleleng

     
    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 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

     

    Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai)

    Mesjid Hunto (Sultan Amai). Hunto Mosque is one of the oldest mosque in Gorontalo (300 years old). In this mosque, there are well and beduk (an Islamic traditional drum) that has the same age as the Mosque itself. 

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    Location: Sulawesi » Gorontalo » Kota Gorontalo

     
    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

     
    PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

    PARIAMAN: Home of TABUIK Celebrations

    Just over an hour of easy driving, some 56 kilometers north of Padang, lies the harbour town of Pariaman, located along  a beautiful 7-mile coastline. Once known as a thriving seaport, it is now better known for its Tabuik celebrations, the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala and the martyrdom of the grandchildren of the Prophet Muhammad, Hasan and Husyein along with their family members, which day is better known as the day of Ashura....

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Pariaman

     
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