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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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  • Banda Aceh

    Banda Aceh

    Its auspicious position on the tip of the westernmost point of the Indonesian archipelago has made the town of Banda Aceh a recognized transit point as well as a hub for education, commerce, and government. The Aceh Darussalam Kingdom was established by Sultan Johan Syah in 1250AD following the disintegration of old Hindu-Buddha kingdoms like Indra Purba, Indra Purwa, Indra Patra, and Indra Pura. The capital city of the Aceh Darussalam Kingdom...

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    Location: Sumatra » Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam » Kota Banda Aceh

     

    Banda Neira

    Banda Neira or Banda Naira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago in the Maluku province, in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands, probably better known as the fabled Spice Islands of ancient times, are covered with towering, aromatic, tropical-evergreens.The Myristica Trees, indigenous to the Banda Islands, are the source of two rare and lucrative spices: nutmeg and mace – once found exclusively on the Banda Islands. A...

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    Location: Maluku » Maluku

     
    Bandarlampung: Sumatra’s Southern Gateway

    Bandarlampung: Sumatra’s Southern Gateway

    Perched on the hills overlooking Lampung Bay, Bandarlampung is the capital and largest city of Lampung, the southern-most province on the island of Sumatra. The city acts as an inter-island hub and main gateway to Sumatra from Java. As the fourth largest city in Sumatra, Bandarlampung plays a pivotal role in the development and economic activities of the island. Located approximately 165 kms northwest of Jakarta, the city is the starting point...

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    Location: Sumatra » Lampung » Kota Bandar Lampung

     
    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Bandung’s Impressive Museum of Geology

    Indonesia is blessed with bountiful nature, not only above the ground with its amazing mountains and fertile soil, or under the sea with wonderful and colorful underwater life, but also in the earth’s belly with numerous mineral resources such as oil, tin, coal, copper to silver and gold ore and precious stones.    Punctuated by numerous active volcanoes that form part of thePacific  Ring of Fire, the Indonesian archipelago...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     
  • Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    Bandung’s precious Tropical Art-Deco Heritage

    In the 1920’s when the Dutch decided to gradually move its colonial capital to Bandung, it was the heyday of Art Deco.  That is the reason why until today Bandung still holds some of the best examples of Tropical Art Deco architecture in the world. Bandung then prospered with more and more large plantations and large companies headquartered here. By 1939 Bandung’s cinchona plantations produced 90% of the world’s quinine,...

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    Location: Java » West Java » Kota Bandung

     

    Barus port : Once Main Source of World’s Camphor

    The small port of Barus, located on the north west coast of the province of North Sumatra facing the wide Indian Ocean, was once the main exporter of the world’s  camphor and camphorwood. So much so that even until today the word camphor in bahasa Indonesia is known as Kapur Barus, meaning the chalk from Barus. Today, though Barus is a sleepy inter-island port serving traditional boats carrying goods and merchandise, plying the seas...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Tengah

     
    Batavia’s colonial National Archives Museum for elegant garden parties and weddings

    Batavia’s colonial National Archives Museum for elegant garden parties and weddings

    The elegant red brick National Archives Museum - otherwise known as Museum Arsip Nasional - located on busy Jalan Gajah Mada, Jakarta, once housed the Dutch colonial Archives, and was originally the 18th century residence of the Dutch East Indies Company’s (VOC) Governor General Reinier de Klerk. Today, however, Indonesia’s National Archives have been moved to Jalan Ampera in South Jakarta, and the building has become a museum which...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Batu Basurek

    Batu Basurek

    Batu Basurek is a stone with inscriptions in the old Palava script of India, bearing the legend of Adityawarman in the year 1347. Literally, "Batu Basurek" itself means "The Written Stone". The stone's 25 cm wide, 80 cm high, and 10 cm thick. Erected above King Adityawarman's resting place centuries ago, this stone was rediscovered in December 16th, 1880. The inscription told about Adityawarman's heritages. Due to his services to...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kab. Tanah Datar

     
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