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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 Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    The Museum of North Sulawesi Province

    This museum was built so as to document everything related with local culture, history and arts in North Sulawesi Province. Therefore, this museum has a complete collection of 10 categories e.g., geology, biology, ethnography, archeology, history, numismatics, philology, ceramology, arts and technology. This state-own museum was officially opened on 9 January 1991 and up to now, it has collected 2,810 artifacts. From this figure, about 500 of...

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    Location: Sulawesi » North Sulawesi » Manado City

     
    The Majestic Beauty of the Ratu Boko Palace ruins

    The Majestic Beauty of the Ratu Boko Palace ruins

    Standing majestically on a hillside plateau overlooking the magnificent Prambanan temples and the mystical Mount Merapi as its backdrop, the Ratu Boko Palace ruins are the remnants from the glorious 8th century golden age of ancient Javanese kingdoms. Located approximately 17 km east of the city of Yogyakarta in the sub-district of Bokoharjo, Sleman Regency, the Ratu Boko Palace Complex is a unique archeological site which features a meld of...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kota Yogyakarta

     
    The Maimun Palace in Medan: Graceful  Legacy of the Deli Sultanate

    The Maimun Palace in Medan: Graceful Legacy of the Deli Sultanate

    Situated on Jalan Brigjen Katamso Street in the heart of Medan, capital city of North Sumatra Province, The Maimun Palace is an elegant heritage site, an iconic landmark of Medan and the pride of its people. The Maimun Palace is a legacy of the Sultanate of Deli, whose seat was in Medan. This kingdom was  once part of the Aceh Sultanate but seceded from it in 1669. Maimun Palace was built by the 9th Sultan of Deli, Sultan Maimun Al...

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    Location: Sumatra » North Sumatra » Kota Medan

     
    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

     
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