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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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  • Soekarno’s Exile home in the city of Bengkulu

    Soekarno’s Exile home in the city of Bengkulu

    Most Indonesians have learned in school about the exile of Soekarno (affectionately known as Bung Karno, meaning Brother Karno) Indonesia’s first president and leader of the country’s struggle for Independence from the late 1930s. In the midst of this struggle, to prevent Soekarno from making political speeches against the Dutch colonial policy, the Dutch Governor-General sentenced Soekarno to exile without trial. In 1934, Bung Karno...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu

     

    The Batak Museum and the TB Silalahi Center

    Pleasantly situated on the south shores of the incredible Lake Toba, theTB Silalahi Center, which includes the Batak Museum is a complex dedicated to the preservation of the cultural values of the indigenous ethnic population of North Sumatra: the Bataks. The complex itself is located at Jl.Pagar Batu No.88 Silalahi Village, by the town of Balige, about 250 Km from Medan, capital of North Sumatera Province.  The complex is established by...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Toba Samosir

     
    Gunung Padang

    Gunung Padang

    Large and long  rectangular,  ancient-looking  blocks of stone  -  hundreds of them - lying  strewn  all over the mountain top,  and mysteriously,  many more scattered lower down among rice paddies and village houses and a lot more believed to be still buried on  the mountainsides  where the soil is fertile.   Located 885 meters above sea level, this the view one meets on top of...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kab. Cianjur

     
    Goedang Ransoem Museum

    Goedang Ransoem Museum

    “Understanding the Past to Stare upon the Future”, is what’s written at the entrance of the Goedang Ransoem Museum; a reminder that history may teach you the best lessons to face the challenges of the future. Standing at Jalan Abdul Rahman Hakim Street, Air Dingin area, in the town of Sawahlunto, in the province of West Sumatra, the Goedang Ransoem Museum is a legacy of the golden age of coal mining in West Sumatra. Literally...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Sawahlunto

     
  • 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

     
    Mendut Temple

    Mendut Temple

    The small Buddhist Mendut Temple in Central Java forms an inseparable part of a pilgrim’s progress to the mighty Borobudur temple.  Serving as an introductory portal before ascending the Borobudur temple, Mendut has an array of narrative reliefs and most important Buddha statues that spiritually prepare pious pilgrims and the general visitors for their journey to the top of Buddhism’s cosmic mountain at Borobudur. The temple...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang, Kab. Magelang

     
    Pawon Temple

    Pawon Temple

    As part of the sacred ritual ceremony of Vesak, Buddhist pilgrims making a journey on foot from Mendut Temple to the colossal Borobudur Temple will pass a small yet gallant temple: the Temple of Pawon. While in Javanese Pawon translates as “kitchen”, it is also believed that the name is derived from the word “Per-Awu-an” or a place that contains dust. Dutch archaeologist JG de Casparis claims that the temple is a shrine...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang, Kab. Magelang

     

    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

     
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