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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 unique Ullen Sentalu Museum of Yogyakarta: History of the Mataram Dynasty

    The unique Ullen Sentalu Museum of Yogyakarta: History of the Mataram Dynasty

    Tucked away in the panoramic mountain region of Kaliurang on the slopes of Mount Merapi is a one-of-a-kind museum that houses the history of the modern Mataram Dynasty,  comprising the royal houses of the Sunan of Solo , Prince Mangkunegaran, and the Sultan of Yogya and the Prince of Paku Alam. Located at Jalan Boyong in Kaliurang, a small distance from the city of Yogyakarta, the Ullen Sentalu Museum lies in the Kaswargan Park, covering an...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta

     
    Toko Merah

    Toko Merah

    Toko Merah or the Red Shop is one of the oldest buildings and best preserved in present day Old Batavia. Recently restored by its present owners the PT Perusahaan Perdagangan Indonesia (PT.PPI) - a conglomeration of state-owned enterprises for Trade, - the Red House has been reopened for meetings, conventions and art exhibitions. Located at Jalan Kali Besar Barat 107, along the once busy Ciliwung river, in the subdistrict of Roa Malaka, West...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Trowulan, seat of the great Majapahit Kingdom

    Trowulan, seat of the great Majapahit Kingdom

    Over 700 years ago, there stood a great empire, its capital located on the island of Java. An empire so vast and strong, it covered most of Southeast Asia, and stood for hundreds of years. An empire we learn of in history books, yet whose greatness we cannot quite fathom. Little physical evidence of this eminent empire remain, making its existence seem almost fictional. This is the Majapahit Empire. Majapahit ruled over a large part of this...

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    Location: Java » East Java » Kab. Mojokerto

     
    Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

    Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

    Borobudur Temple is a majestic masterpiece. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Borobodur is the largest Buddhist monument in the world and the single most visited spot in Indonesia. 75 years in the making, Borobudur is constructed from 2 million intricately carved volcanic rocks, and assembled using a complex interlocking technique without the use of cement or mortar. Aside from its enchanting beauty and high artistic value, Borobodur is...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Magelang

     
  • Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga Sawangan

    Waruga are stone sarcophagi used by the Minahasa tribes to place their dead in a squatting position. The Waruga park is located in the village of Sawangan, and at the Airmadidi sub-district, some 40 kilometers from Manado.  Based on local belief, these graves are made of carved stone that are shaped like a house, a tradition kept since 1600AD. The graves vary, depending on the profession or social status of the person buried. There are...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi

     
    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan

    Watu Pinawetengan is an interesting megalithic stone because of its unique form and scripts. It is located in Tompaso sub-district, at the foot of Mount Soputan, Minahasa, or some 60 kilometers from Manado. According to Minahasa history and archaeological research, this stone is the place where the ancestors first divided up the land among nine sub-ethnics in Minahasa. This stone is four meters long and two meters tall. It looks like a bending...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Kab. Minahasa

     

    West Java Specialties

    Many people visit Bandung, the capital of West Java province, to pamper their taste buds. You'll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various food sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here, in Bandung.Sundanese (the people living in West Java are called Sundanese) has tempting refreshments. Sundanese food tends to be bland yet tasty unless you add sambal dadak (chili...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
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