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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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  • 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

     
    The Bengkulu Museum

    The Bengkulu Museum

    The Museum of a city is most often an inextricable part of the city’s history and culture. As a province and city once colonized by the British, Bengkulu holds the heritage of various cultures and nations combined in one place. Here in The Bengkulu Museum, we find a vast collection of objects, images, audios and ancient texts. Each, a timeless piece of eras gone by; a preserved moment from a fascinating history; a story of a time long since...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
    The Cave of Virgin Mary at Kerep, Ambarawa

    The Cave of Virgin Mary at Kerep, Ambarawa

    For those who travel toYogyakarta, Solo or Semarang, the Cave of the Virgin Mary, or Gua Maria Kerep Ambarawa (GMKA for short) - is a meaningful destination for Catholics and has also become a point of interest for tourists of varying religions.   Established in 1954, the year declared by Pope John Paul II as the Year of Virgin Mary the Immaculate, the Cave is meant to increase faith and devotion in the Virgin Mother. Since its...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kab. Semarang

     
    The Cirebon Kasepuhan Palace, Keraton Kanoman and other royal heritage

    The Cirebon Kasepuhan Palace, Keraton Kanoman and other royal heritage

    In  the 14th century,  the  port of Cirebon , then called Muara Jati, was the  harbor town of the Sunda Pajajaran Hindu kingdom whose seat was in the interior highlands of West Java. This port was  then already a busy trading center where ships from India, China and Arabia and other boats from throughout the Indonesian islands found shelter and merchants continued trading  here  during the monsoon season when...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Cirebon

     
  • The Fatahillah Jakarta Museum in Old Batavia

    The Fatahillah Jakarta Museum in Old Batavia

    The Jakarta History Museum (also known as Fatahillah Museum) is housed in the former City Hall located in the old part of the city now known as Jakarta Kota, some hundred meters behind the port and warehouses of Sunda Kelapa.  Originally called the Stadhuis, this building was the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, and later of the Dutch Government. Built in 1710 by Governor General van Riebeeck, this solid...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    The giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue and Cultural Park

    The giant Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue and Cultural Park

    Situated on a limestone plateau in south Bali, high on the Bukit Peninsula, 300 meters above Bali’s shoreline, is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park that offers a grand view on Jimbaran Bay and Kuta to the west, and Tanjung Benoa and Sanur to the east with the imposing Mount Agung and Mount Batur as its background.   Focal point of this Cultural Park is the magnificent Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, that will reach a total height...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Badung

     
    The Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    The Grand Mosque and the Old Banten Complex

    Founded in 16th Century, the Banten Sultanate was once a thriving Islamic kingdom and one of the most prominent trading centers in Southeast Asia. In its heydays, merchants from China, India, Turkey, England, Portugal and the Netherlands were frequent visitors to the Banten harbor. Spices, silk, Chinese ceramics, gold, jewelry and other Asian goods attracted European merchants. Banten was then a pioneer in international...

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    Location: Java » Banten » Kab. Serang

     
    The Grand Mosque of Baiturrahman

    The Grand Mosque of Baiturrahman

    With its bright white walls and majestic black domes, the 130-year old grand mosque is a magnificent site. It was here that hundreds of people sought refuge during the 204 tsunami that flattened most of the landscape of the city. The tsunami was so damaging, it demolished any structures, old and new, along the way of the tearing swell. This is a fact that gives significance to the Grand Mosque of Baiturrahman in the city of Banda Aceh. It is...

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    Location: Sumatra » Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

     
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