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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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  • Palembang Grand Mosque

    Palembang Grand Mosque

    Palembang Grand Mosque is one of the inheritances of the Palembang Sultanate. This mosque is known as the center of Palembang city. It was built from 1738 to 1748 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I, also known as Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin Jaya Wikramo. Some say it was the largest mosque in Indonesia at that time. When it was first built, it covered a land area of 1,080 square meters (about 0.26 acres) with a capacity of 1,200 persons. It was then...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
    Penyengat Island

    Penyengat Island

    A small island situated across Tanjung Pinang, capital of the Riau Islands Province, the island of Penyengat in the 18th century was the twin-seat of the Sultan of the Johor-Riau Kingdom. Today, the Sultan’s palace is being restored. It is an interesting blend of Javanese and Dutch architecture, still imbued with an air of dignity, even though it has been abandoned for more than 80 years. Here are tombs and crypts, and a restored fort.The...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau Archipelago » Kota Tanjung Pinang

     
    Mount Menumbing

    Mount Menumbing

    Mount Menumbing (355 m) a rather high hill in the neighbourhood of Mentok (North West Bangka) stands as a memorial to the history of the Indonesian nation. A guest house which was built here by the Dutch in 1932 was used to house the former President Soe¬karno and Vice-President Hatta during their imprisonment from February to July 1949.

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    Location: Sumatra » Bangka Belitung » Kab. Bangka Barat

     
    Kuto Besak Fortress

    Kuto Besak Fortress

    Standing atop the 10 meters high and 288.75 meters long thick walls of Kuto Besak Fortress, one looks down on the passing boats and ships on the Musi River below. Built during the 17th century, Kuto Besak Fort is a legacy of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate, that ruled from 1550-1823. Acting as a defense post, the location of the Fortress is both politically and geographically strategic as it forms and island on its own, bordered by on its...

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    Location: Sumatra » South Sumatra » Kota Palembang

     
  • SAWAHLUNTO: Historic Coal Mining Town, and Silungkang Gold Songket Sarongs

    SAWAHLUNTO: Historic Coal Mining Town, and Silungkang Gold Songket Sarongs

    After an hour’s drive from the city of Padang to its northeastern outskirts, the road splits. Lake Singkarak lies to the left and Sawahlunto to the right, some 95 kilometers from Padang.  Sawahlunto is known as the town of the ‘black pearl’ harking back to the once-abundant coal which was the town’s prominent product. Today, approaching the town one finds deserted rail roads, stepped rice fields, and the familiar...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Sawahlunto

     
    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

     

    Megalithic Nias Heritage Museum

    The Pusaka Nias Museum in the town of Gunung Sitoli, North Nias, is dedicated to the “Ono Niha,” or the People of Nias, and exhibits a large collection of artifacts related to the history and ancient culture of Nias Island in North Sumatra.The Museum stands on two hectares of land, and displays an array of over 6,500 historical objects from Nias tribes, including jewellery, household items, weapons, traditional musical instruments and...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Nias

     
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