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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 Tomb of Raja Ali Haji

    The Tomb of Raja Ali Haji

    The tomb of Raja Ali Haji is situated on Penyengat Indera Sakti Island, Kepulauan Riau province.  It is the tomb of a famous leader not only in this province, but also in other parts of Indonesia.  This island is synonymous with the great poet. For the local Malay, particularly those living on Malacca peninsula, he is a great hero who is respected and honored. His full name is Raja Ali al-Hajj ibni Raja Ahmad al-Hajj ibni Raja Haji...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Batam

     
    The Tin Museum of Indonesia

    The Tin Museum of Indonesia

    In its heydays, the twin islands of Bangka-Belitung were once the hub of a thriving tin mining industry. In Pangkalpinang, capital of Bangka-Belitung, remnants of this early industrial era are well preserved and showcased to all curious eyes at the Tin Museum of Indonesia.   Located on jalan Ahmad Yani.No 179, Pangkalpinang on Bangka Island, the museum occupies the building what was once the house of the Head of Administration of Bangka...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kota Pangkal Pinang

     

    The Temples Of Bahal (Portibi): Traces of Vajranaya Buddhism in Sumatra

    Unlike on the island of Java, where legacies of once thriving Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms are evident through imposing temples, these are rarely found on Sumatra. Among the few discovered on Sumatra, one particular temple complex stands out as a rare monument of the time when Buddhism flourished on the island.  The complex is called the Bahal Temples and is located at the Bahal Village, at Padang Bolak District, South Tapanuli Regency,...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kab. Tapanuli Selatan

     
    The Sam Poo Kong Temple of Semarang

    The Sam Poo Kong Temple of Semarang

    The Sam Poo Kong Temple, also known as Gedung Batu (the Stone Building) is the oldest Chinese temple in Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java. Unlike most temples, the building does not belong to any specific religion, but rather functions as a place of worship for people of various ethnicities and religious groups including Buddhists, Taoists and Muslims. The temple is located on Jalan Simongan, West Semarang.Sam Poo Kong is the...

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    Location: Java » Central Java » Kota Semarang

     
  • The Pancasila Building

    The Pancasila Building

    Another important building in Jakarta that witnessed  historical moments in  Indonesia’s fight for Independence and the establishment of the Constitution for the new Republic of Indonesia,  is the Pancasila Building. This is a small palatial building that now houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but continues to be called Gedung Pancasila.     Here, on 1 June 1945 (two months prior to Indonesia&rsquo...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    The Old Town of Muntok

    The Old Town of Muntok

    Besides  offering an  enchanting coastal landscape decorated with fascinating granite boulders and the age-old Tin Mining legacies, the twin islands province of Bangka–Belitung still holds other charms in  the shape of an old heritage town. Located in the western region of Bangka Island, the town of Muntok is not only the capital of the West Bangka Regency, but is also a historical town rich in the legacies of European,...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kab. Bangka Barat

     
    The National Museum

    The National Museum

    Located on Medan Merdeka Barat, the National Museum is the pride of Jakarta, providing visitors an insight into Indonesia’s long history in cultural heritage from prehistoric days up to today.   Having recently been expanded, the Museum houses an impressive collection of no less than 109,342 objects covering Indonesia’s Prehistory, Archaeology, Ethnography, Numismatics-Heraldic, Geography and Historical Relics. Here are...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    The National Monument

    The National Monument

    The main Sudirman-Thamrin avenues in Jakarta lead to the Merdeka Square, where in its center stands the National Monument (also known as Monas--Monumen Nasional) which houses the first red-and-white flag flown at the Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. This flag has now become threadbare, and so nowadays on Independence Day ceremonies, the original flag is taken out but only to accompany the replica flag to be flown in front of the...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
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