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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 Longhouse and the Dayak Way of Life

    The Longhouse and the Dayak Way of Life

    When travelling up the Kapuas River, you will pass typical Dayak longhouses, with smoke wafting from atop roofs disappearing behind leafy ferns and rows of coconut trees.  Inside, mothers will have just extracted the coconut juice to prepare a big dinner that smells most inviting. A Dayak longhouse consists of more than 50 rooms with many kitchens, making it one of the largest houses built.  Although many may look delapidated,...

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    Location: Kalimantan » West Kalimantan » Kota Pontianak

     
    The Kraton

    The Kraton

    The palace of Yogyakarta, known as the Keraton (also spelled kraton or karaton), is a grand complex that was meticulously planned to reflect  the Javanese cosmos. This splendid example of traditional Javanese architecture has no equal. Designed and built in stages, the Keraton was completed in 1790. This elegant complex of pavilions was constructed entirely on ancient beliefs and each feature of the complex, from the courtyards to the trees,...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kota Yogyakarta

     

    The Island of Morotai

    Locals who still remember World War II would tell visitors that back in 1944-145 Morotai was a hive of military activities with tens of sorties roaring daily from aircrafts taking off and landing at airstrips along Daruba Bay,endless stamping of thousands of military boots marching across the island, and navy ships anchoring daily carrying supplies and reinforcement.  For Morotai back then, was the strategic base of the Allied Forces from...

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    Location: Maluku » North Maluku

     
    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

     
  • 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 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 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 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

     
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