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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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  • 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

     
    Goedang Ransoem Museum:  Legacy of the Old Mining Town of Sawahlunto

    Goedang Ransoem Museum: Legacy of the Old Mining Town of Sawahlunto

    “Understanding the Past to Stare upon the Future”, is what’s written at the entrance of the Goedang Ransoem Museum; a reminder that history may teach you the best lessons to face the challenges of the future. Standing at Jalan Abdul Rahman Hakim Street, Air Dingin area, in the town of Sawahlunto, in the province of West Sumatra, the Goedang Ransoem Museum is a legacy of the golden age of coal mining in West Sumatra. Literally...

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    Location: Sumatra » West Sumatra » Kota Sawahlunto

     

    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

     
  • 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

     
    Siak Sri Indrapura, seat of once great Malay maritime kingdom

    Siak Sri Indrapura, seat of once great Malay maritime kingdom

    The town of Siak Sri Indrapura at the mouth of the Siak river was once the seat of a great Malay kingdom that from 1723 to 1946 held sway over the seas around the entrance of the Malacca Straits all the way to Sambas in present-day West Kalimantan   The Siak Sri Indrapura kingdom was founded in 1723 by Raja Kecil Sultan Abdul Jalil, after he failed to gain the succession to the Johor-Riau throne. Nevertheless, he soon succeeded in...

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    Location: Sumatra » Riau

     
    Lampung Museum

    Lampung Museum

    Lampung Museum is the only museum in Lampung Province, the southernmost province on the island of Sumatra, as well as a significant monument amongst the Lampung community. It is strategically located just 15 minutes from the heart of Lampung’s capital city, Bandar Lampung.   With the use of Lampung’s distinct architectural style, the museum is a path to retracing the past through an extensive display of prehistoric artifacts,...

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    Location: Sumatra » Lampung

     
    The Bengkulu Museum

    The Bengkulu Museum

    The Museum of a city is most often an inextricable part of the city’s history and culture. As a province and city once colonized by the British, Bengkulu holds the heritage of various cultures and nations combined in one place. Here in The Bengkulu Museum, we find a vast collection of objects, images, audios and ancient texts. Each, a timeless piece of eras gone by; a preserved moment from a fascinating history; a story of a time long since...

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    Location: Sumatra » Bengkulu » Kota Bengkulu

     
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