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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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  • GEDUNG  PROKLAMASI

    GEDUNG PROKLAMASI

    At exactly 10.0 am on Friday, 17 August 1945, at Jalan Pegangsaan Timur 56 in Jakarta, Indonesia’s political leaders, Soekarno and Hatta, proclaimed the Independence of the nation and people of Indonesia, shedding off more than 300 years of colonial yoke under Netherlands’ rule:   “PROKLAMASI : Kami, bangsa Indonesia, dengan ini menjatakan kemerdekaan Indonesia. Hal-hal jang mengenai pemindahan kekoeasaan,dll.,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     

    Heritage Mosques in Old Batavia

    Two mosques in Old Batavia that were built in the 18th and 19th century respectively are the An-Nawier mosque and the Masjid Langgar Tinggi at Pekojan, now more familiarly known as Kampung Arab or the Arab village, in West Jakarta.Before the Arabs, the neighborhood was dominated by Muslim Indians from Bengal. The name Pekojan is said to derive from the word “Khoja” or “Kaja”, an area in India.  On the other hand, the...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Barat

     
    Heritage Sites in Jakarta

    Heritage Sites in Jakarta

    There are more than thirty museums in Jakarta. And tens of art galleries. So we'll list a few places you shouldn't miss: Museum Gajah (National Museum)Located at the west side of Merdeka square; it offers historical, pre-historical, archeological an ethnographic aspect of Indonesia through its extensive collection of artifacts and relics which date as far back to the Han, Tan and Ming Dynasty.Ismail Marzuki ParkIs one of Indonesias...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta

     

    Imogiri

     Imogiri, the official cemetery of the royal descendents from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, is about 17 kms southeast of Yogyakarta and easily accessible by the bus or car. The tombs lie within three main courtyards perched on a hilltop. Entry into the smaller courtyards housing the tombs of the princes is allowed only by visitors wearing traditional Javanese dress. Open on Monday 09.00 am to 12.00 pm and Friday 13.00 pm to 16.00 pm The cemetery...

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    Location: Java » DI Yogyakarta » Kab. Bantul

     
  • Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Impressive Pura Kehen in Bangli, on the road to Kintamani

    Travelling from the southern lowlying coasts of Bali up the mountainous region of Kintamani overlooking spectacular Mount and Lake Batur, one passes the town of Bangli. Once a very important town in the kingdom of Bangli,  today Bangli is a quiet town that comes alive only on busy market days and temple ceremonies, when people from surrounding areas converge in the town’s market place and temples. Bangli is an old city believed to...

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    Location: Bali » Bali, Kab. Bangli

     
    Jakarta’s Neo Gothic Catholic Cathedral

    Jakarta’s Neo Gothic Catholic Cathedral

    Jakarta’s neo-gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral stands on the north corner of Lapangan Banteng, or Banteng Square, which, during the Dutch colonial period was called Waterlooplein, or Waterloo Square in Central Jakarta.  Today, the Cathedral stands right across Jakarta’s largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque. Their proximity is not a coincidence. Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, chose the site for the mosque on purpose,...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta » Jakarta Pusat

     
    Jakarta’s Oldest Chinese Temple

    Jakarta’s Oldest Chinese Temple

    Jakarta has no less than 140 Chinese temples across this sprawling cosmopolitan city. However, oldest among them all is the temple at Petak Sembilan in Jakarta’s Chinatown, locally better known as Glodok.   Originally built in 1650 by Chinese lieutenant Kwee Hoen, the temple was called Koan Im Teng, dedicated to the goddess Kwan Im. In its long history, this Taoist temple changed names a number of times. In 1740 at the horrific...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta

     
    Jakarta’s Textile Museum

    Jakarta’s Textile Museum

    The Indonesian islands are famous for their magnificent hand-woven cloths, colors and designs in material and creations, some intricate, others stunning in their pure simplicity. Each of the thousands of Indonesian islands produces its specific textile, most often based on philosophical and religious values that have been handed down through the generations.   To get a glimpse of the wide variety of these textiles, a visit to the Jakarta...

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    Location: Java » DKI Jakarta

     
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